- Haim Drukman
Haim Drukman Born 15 November 1932
Residence Merkaz Shapira, Israel Nationality Israeli Alma mater Mercaz HaRav Occupation Rosh Yeshiva Religion Judaism Spouse Sarah Drukman Children 7
Haim Meir Drukman (Hebrew: חיים דרוקמן), born 15 November 1932) is an Israeli Orthodox Rabbi and former politician. Today he serves as Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Etzion Yeshiva, the head of the Bnei Akiva Youth Movement and Center for Bnei Akiva Yeshivot.
Born in Kuty in Poland (today in Ukraine), Drukman made aliyah to Mandate Palestine in 1944 after being saved from the Holocaust. He studied in the Aliyah Institute in Petah Tikva, continuing in the Bnei Akiva Yeshiva in Kfar Haroeh. He then transferred to the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem where he became a student of Zvi Yehuda Kook. He also served in the Israel Defense Forces in the a Bnei Akiva gar'in in the Nahal. In 1952 he became a member of Bnei Akiva's National Directorate, and from 1955 until 1956 he served as an emissary of the organisation to the United States.
In 1964 he founded the Ohr Etzion B'nei Akiva Yeshiva Highschool, where he remains Rosh Yeshiva. In 1977 he established the Ohr Etzion Yeshiva, which for many years was the largest Hesder Yeshiva in the country, and in 1995 founded the Ohr MeOfir academy for highschool graduates of the Ethiopian community. Since 1996 he has also been the head of the Center for Bnei Akiva Yeshivot and ulpanot in Israel.
He was first elected to the Knesset in the 1977 elections on the National Religious Party's list. He was re-elected in 1981 and was appointed Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs on 11 August. However, an opponent of the Camp David Accords, he lost the post on 2 March 1982. On 10 October 1983 he broke away from the NRP and attempted to form a Knesset faction by the name of Zionist Religious Camp, but was refused permission to do so by the House Committee. Instead, he sat as a single MK for the remainder of the Knesset term.
In the run-up to the 1984 elections he and Avraham Verdiger formed a new party, Morasha. It won two seats, taken by the two founders. Although the party joined the government, neither Drukman or Verdiger were given cabinet posts. On 29 July 1986 Drukman left Morasha and returned to the NRP.
In 1990 Drukman was appointed director of the newly created State Conversion Authority, that provides services to candidates for conversion to Judaism. He remained in post until 22 May 2008, when he was fired. Earlier in the month a Jewish court had ruled that all conversions performed by Drukman were invalid, leaving up to 15,000 Jews unsure about their religious status.
- ^ Gershom Gorenberg, The Accidental Empire, Time Books, Henry Holt & Co., 2006 p.356.
- ^ Ian Lustick, For the land and the Lord: Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, Council on Foreign Relations, 1988 p.63.
- ^ Lustick, For the land and the Lord, p.63.
- ^ Mergers and Splits Among Parliamentary Groups Knesset website
- ^ Thousands ‘not Jewish’ after conversion row The Jewish Chronicle, 9 May 2008
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Morasha — Le Morasha (hébreu : מורשה, Héritage), connu par la suite sous le nom de Morasha Poale Agoudat Israël (hébreu : מורשה פועלי אגודת ישראל), était un parti politique religieux israélien des années 1980. Histoire Le parti fut créé lors des… … Wikipédia en Français
Morasha — For other uses, see Morasha (disambiguation). Morasha מורשה Leader Haim Drukman Avraham Verdiger Dissolved 1988 Merged into Agudat Yisrael … Wikipedia
Gush Emunim — Le Gush Emunim (hébreu : גוש אמונים, Bloc [des] fidèles) est un mouvement politique et messianique israélien créé afin d établir des colonies juives en Cisjordanie (la Judée Samarie biblique). Bien que n étant pas fondé de manière… … Wikipédia en Français
Ministry of Religious Services — Israel This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Israel Basic Laws Jerusalem Law … Wikipedia
Nineteenth government of Israel — Israel This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Israel Basic Laws Jerusalem Law … Wikipedia
Zvi Yehuda Kook — (1891 1982) was a rabbi, leader of Religious Zionism (usually associated with the Hardal movement in Israel) and Rosh Yeshiva of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva. He was the son of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, and named in honor of his father s mentor,… … Wikipedia
Moshe Feiglin — Feiglin, 2003 Moshe Zalman Feiglin (Hebrew משה פייגלין, born 1962) is an Israeli politician, head of the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction of the Likud party in Israel. Widely quoted in Israeli media, Feiglin is considered a political… … Wikipedia
Religious Zionism — Religious Zionist pioneers found Kibbutz Ein HaNatziv, 1946 Religious Zionism (Hebrew: ציונות דתית, Tziyonut Datit, or דתי … Wikipedia
Hesder — (in Hebrew: arrangement ; or Yeshivat Hesder ישיבת הסדר) is an Israeli yeshiva program which combines advanced Talmudic studies with military service in the Israel Defense Forces, usually within a Religious Zionist framework. These yeshivot allow … Wikipedia
Michael Schudrich — Michael Joseph Schudrich (born June 15, 1955) is the Chief Rabbi of Poland. He is the oldest of four children of Rabbi David Schudrich and Doris Goldfarb Schudrich. Contents … Wikipedia