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Kadish Luz 3rd Speaker of the Kneset (Luzinsky)

Hebrew: Kadish Luz 3rd Speaker of the Kneset (Luzinsky), קדיש לוז
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Bobruysk, Belarus
Death: December 4, 1972 (77)
Deganya Bet, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Zvi Luzinski and Esther Luzinski
Husband of Rachel Luz (Kanterovich-Luzinsky)
Father of <private> Luz; Ester Luz-Diner; <private> Luz and <private> Luz Barkan (Luz)

Occupation: 3rd Speaker of the Kneset, politician
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About Kadish Luz 3rd Speaker of the Kneset

Kadish Luz (Hebrew: קדיש לוז‎, born Kadish Luzinski on 10 January 1895, died 4 December 1972) was an Israeli politician who served as Minister of Agriculture between 1955 and 1959 and Speaker of the Knesset from 1959 and 1969.


Luz was born in 1895 in Bobruysk in the Russian Empire (today in Belarus), to parents Zvi Luzinski and Esther Seldovitch. He served in the Russian Army during World War I and was a founder of the Hebrew Soldier Association and the HeHalutz movement. He studied in a polytechnic in Germany, at the Economics Institute in Saint Petersburg, and the Agricultural Institute of Odessa University.

He made aliyah to the Palestine in 1920, and worked as a cottager in Kiryat Anavim and Be'er Tuvia.[1] The following year he joined kibbutz Degania Bet, and eventually became a member of the kibbutz union's secretariat between 1949 and 1951. He was also amongst the leaders of the Histadrut, serving on its comptroller committee between 1935 and 1940. Between 1941 and 1942 he was on the secretariat of Tel Aviv's workers' council.

He was elected to the Knesset in 1951 on Mapai's list, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture by David Ben-Gurion in 1955. After leaving the cabinet in 1959, he became Speaker of the Knesset, serving for 10 years, the second longest term after Yosef Sprinzak.

Following the sudden death of Yitzhak Ben-Zvi on 23 April 1963, he served as acting President of the state, until the election of Zalman Shazar on 21 May 1963.

He died in 1972 in Degania Bet.


Polytechnic in Germany; Economics Institute in Petersburg; Agricultural Institute attached to University of Odessa

Military Service: Served in Russian Army in 1916-1917, completed Officers School

Knesset Terms

Knessets 2-6: 20.8.1951 - 17.11.1969

Knesset Presidium: Knessets 4 - 6, Speaker of the Knesset

Roles in the Government

Knesset 3: Govts. 7-8, Minister of Agriculture

Public Activities

- Founder of “Hebrew Soldier Association” in Russia and Ha’Halutz

- Joined Kibbutz Degania ‘B’ in 1921

- One of leaders of Kibbutz Movement and Histadrut

- Member of Comptroller Committee of Histadrut, 1935-1940

- Member of Secretariat of Tel Aviv Workers Council, 1941-1942

- Member of Secretariat of Kibbutz Union, 1949-1951


“A Man and His Way” ed. Mordechai Sabar (Heb) (1974)

“Even Derech b’Kibbutz: Korot ve Tmurot” (1962)

Autobiography: “One of Twelve” (Heb) (1970)



קדיש לוז-לוזינסקי

About Kadish Luz 3rd Speaker of the Kneset, קדיש לוז (עברית)

קדיש לוז - לוזינסקי נולד בוברויסק (רוסיה) בשנת תרנ"ה (10.1.1895). לאביו צבי לוזינסקי ולאמו אסתר בת שמעון זלדוביץ. קבל חנוך מסורתי וכללי גבוה

ממיסדי "החלוץ", ממיסדי "ברית החילים היהודים" ברוסיה ביזמתו של יוסף טרומפלדור. בשנות מלחמת העולם הראשונה - חייל בצבא הרוסי. בשנת 1920 עלה לארץ.

פועל חקלאי במושבה, פועל בעבודות צבוריות. חבר מזכירות ועדת הבקרת המרכזית של הסתדרות העובדים, חבר מזכירות מועצת פועלי תל-אביב, חבר מזכירות חבר הקבוצות.

נשא לאשה את רחל בת מנחם קנטורוביץ.

חקלאי בדגניה ב'.

חבר מזכירות "איחוד הקבוצות והקיבוצים", חבר מרכז מפלגת פועלי א"י (מפא"י).

ציר לקונגרסים הציונים: העשרים בציריך (1937) והעשרים ושנים בבזל (1946).

חבר הגנה. במלחמת העצמאות השתתף בקרבות עמק הירדן.

חבר הכנסת השניה והשלישית (מטעם מפא"י). כתב מאמרים רבים ב"דבר", "הפועל הצעיר", ורובם ב"ניב הקבוצה".

כתב חוברות (של 60-40 עמודים): "הקבוצה והנוער" (1944); "גידול הקבוצה והתמורות החברתיות" (1944) ; "גורמי משק בקבוצה" (1946); "דרכו של חבר הקבוצות" (1951) - הכל בהוצאת "חבר הקבוצות".

צאצאיו: אסתר אשת משה דינר, צבי, אהוד, חנה.

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Kadish Luz 3rd Speaker of the Kneset's Timeline

January 10, 1895
Bobruysk, Belarus
December 4, 1972
Age 77
Deganya Bet, Israel
December 1972
Age 77