He was amongst the leaders of the Zionists for Zion organisation, which opposed the British Uganda Programme, a plan to give part of East Africa for a Jewish homeland. He attended several Zionist Congresses, and in 1906 made aliyah to Ottoman-controlled Palestine. He helped establish the Herzliya Hebrew High School, where he was one of the first teachers and later principal, working at the school from 1919 until 1951.
One of the leaders of HaGush HaMizrachi, he was a member of The Union of General Zionists' directorate. He was elected to the Knesset on the General Zionists list in 1951, but lost his seat in the 1955 elections. He died in 1963.