Avraham-Yehuda Goldrat

Avraham-Yehuda Goldrat
Date of birth 1912
Place of birth Kielce, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1933
Date of death 17 June 1973
Knessets 1
Faction represented in Knesset
1949–1951 United Religious Front

Rabbi Avraham-Yehuda Goldrat (Hebrew: אברהם יהודה גולדראט, born 1912, died 17 June 1973) was an Israeli journalist and politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1949 and 1951.


Born in Kielce in the Russian Empire (today in Poland), Goldrat was certified as a rabbi following his studies. He served as secretary of the city's Young Agudath Israel branch, and worked as a journalist for the Der Vad newspaper in Warsaw. In 1933 he made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine. He became secretary of Poalei Agudat Yisrael, and also edited HaYesod, a weekly publication, and Sha'arim, a newspaper.

In the elections for the first Knesset in 1949, he won a seat on the United Religious Front list, an alliance of the four major religious parties. He lost his seat in the 1951 elections. In 1954 he left Poalei Agudat Yisrael, and later joined the National Religious Party, becoming a member of its directorate and head of its Culture and Information department.

In 1967 he became head of the Rambam Library in Tel Aviv, a position he held until 1973, the year in which he died.

He is the father of Eliyahu M. Goldratt.

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