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Abraham Goldberg, Noted Zionist Leader, Dies of Heart Attack

Abraham Goldberg, writer, lecturer, Zionist leader and chairman of the Jewish section of the Russian War Relief in this country, died here today from a heart attack while riding in the subway. He was 59 years old.

Born in the Ukraine, he came to the United States at the age of 18 and took an active interest in the Zionist movement here. He was one of the founders and president of the Poale-Zion party in America in 1901 and co-founder and first secretary of the Order Sons of Zion. He was also one of the founders and many time president of Histadruth Ivrith, the organization to promote the Hebrew language and literature among Jews in America.

During the last World War he was active in the creation of the Jewish People’s Relief Committee and in the campaign for the establishment of the Palestine Jewish Legion in which several thousand young American Jews saw active service as volunteers. As chairman of the political committee of the Zionist Organization of America he was instrumental in having the resolution in favor of a Jewish Homeland in Palestine adopted in both houses of Congress. He was a member of the World Zionist Actions Committee, a member of the Council of the Jewish Agency, of the executive committee of the World Jewish Congress, and of numerous other Jewish organizations.

He was the editor for more than 15 years of the Yiddische Folk, official Zionist organ, and was a member of the editorial staff of the Jewish Morning Journal. He was also the author of several books. The Zionist Organization of America, the Jewish Writers Club and many other groups of which he was a member have issued statements mourning his death. The funeral is scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon.

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