Letter by Shlomo Lorincz, Jerusalem 1963 (49039)

כתב שלמה לורינץ - Manuscript

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Lot Number: 49039
Title (English): Letter by Shlomo Lorincz
Title (Hebrew): כתב שלמה לורינץ
City: Jerusalem
Publication Date: 1963
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD


Physical Description

[1] p., 275:183 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, creased on folds, signed, and partially dated.


Detailed Description   

Shlomo Lorincz (1918-2009) was a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Agudat Yisrael from 1951 until 1984, and a close confident of many gedolim. Born in Budapest, Lorincz made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1939, and was involved in illegal immigration of Jews from Hungary. In his youth, he was involved in the radical underground organisation Brit HaKanaim, which sought to establish a Halakhic state in Israel by imposing Jewish religious law in the country. In 1949 he was amongst the founders of moshav Komemiyut, and later helped found two youth villages, Sde Hemed (now a moshav) and Hazon Yehezkel (now named Aluma) In 1956 he helped found the Housing and Development company of Agudat Yisrael.

He was first elected to the Knesset in 1951 on the Agudat Yisrael list. He was re-elected in 1955 as part of the Religious Torah Front list (an alliance of Agudat Yisrael and Poalei Agudat Yisrael). He was re-elected again in 1959, 1961, 1965, 1969, 1973, 1977 and 1981. Between 1974 and 1984 he chaired the Finance Committee. Much Israeli paper currency bears his signature.