Israel Friedlander, 1876-1920

A Ukrainian-born scholar, Friedlander was a commissioner for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. He became a U.S. Zionist leader and wrote books including “Past and Present: A Collection of Jewish Essays.” He was a delegate to Zionist Congresses from 1899 to 1905. He was the first president of the Zionist youth movement Young Judaea. He was killed on a JDC mission during Poland’s war for independence in 1920.

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