Shalom Levin

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Shalom Levin
שלום לוין - תמונה.jpg
Date of birth 1916
Place of birth Rakaw, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1937
Date of death 14 April 1995
Knessets 7, 8
Faction represented in Knesset
1969–1977 Alignment (Israel Labor Party and Mapam)

Dr Shalom Levin (Hebrew: שלום לוין‎‎, born 1916, died 14 April 1995) was an Israeli teacher and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment between 1969 and 1977.


Born in Rakaw near Minsk in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus), Levin studied at the Tarbut Teachers Seminary in Vilnius, and was a member of the Jewish HeHalutz movement in Poland.

In 1937 he made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine. In 1952 he got an MA degree in bible, literature and the history of Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, earning there a PhD in philosophy of education in 1976. He served as general secretary of the Israel Teachers Union between 1955 and 1980, when he became its president until his death in 1995. Between 1963 and 1968 he also served as president of the International Federation of Teachers' Associations.[1]

A member of the central committee and secretariat of Mapai, he was elected to the Knesset on the Alignment list in 1969, and was re-elected in 1973. He was not included in the Alignment list in the 1977 elections,when the Likkud party defeated the Alignment and took over the government, and served as a member of the Histadrut's organising committee between 1977 and 1981.

He died in 1995.


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