Leivic Jessel Dead at 85

Dr. Leivic Jessel, who was active in Zionist and Jewish communal affairs and programs here, has died in Rehovoth, Israel at the age of 85, friends reported. A native of North Wales, he received a degree in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1923 and practiced medicine in this city.

Jessel was active in the Achdut Avoda-Poale Zion, Canadian Jewish Congress, Histadrut, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund. He was a vice presi-

dent of the Toronto Bureau of Jewish Education and was a president of the Borochov School and Kindergarten.

A disciple of Ber Borochov, the theoretician and founder of Socialist-Zionism, Jessel translated one of Borochov’s basic works, “The National Question and the Class Struggle,” into English. He wrote for the Jewish Observer of London, Ontario, the Jewish Standard of Toronto, and the Proletarisher Gedank (Proletarian Outlook) now known as Undzer Veg (Our Way). He was a staunch advocate of the Yiddish language and its cultivation. Jessel settled in Israel in 1968.

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