Avraham-Haim Shag

Avraham-Haim Shag
Date of birth 17 July 1883
Place of birth Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire
Date of death 6 December 1958(1958-12-06) (aged 75)
Knessets 1
Faction represented in Knesset
1949–1951 United Religious Front

Avraham-Haim Shag (Hebrew: אברהם-חיים שאג, born Avraham-Haim Tzvebner on 17 July 1883, died 6 December 1958) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Assembly of Representatives and the Knesset.


Born in Jerusalem in the Ottoman Empire, Shag was educated at the Torat Haim yeshiva. He later headed a yeshiva in Jerusalem, and was chairman of the city's religious counil in 1936.

He was amongst the founders of Kfar Saba, and also aided the foundation of the Bayit VeGan, Geula and Romema neighbourhoods of Jerusalem. In addition, he helped establish the Mizrachi movement in Mandate Palestine, and was a member of its bureau in Jerusalem between 1919 and 1921. He also became a member of the Assembly of Representatives

In 1949 he was elected to the first Knesset on the United Religious Front list, an alliance of the four major religious parties. However, he lost his seat two years later in the 1951 elections. He died in 1958.

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