1909 – Born on January 31st in Dresden, Germany. German-born Jewish rabbi and Israeli politician who was the longest-serving member of the Israeli Knesset.
1933 – Burg studied at the University of Berlin and earned a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Leipzig.
– Ordained a rabbi at age 24, he was involved in the Zionist youth movement.
1939 – Emigrated to Palestine.
– He taught at a high school in Tel Aviv, and after World War II he went to France, where he became director of an organization that aided Holocaust survivors.
1949 – Member of the Israeli Knesset (parliament), holding his seat from the Knesset’s first session until his retirement.
– He returned to Israel and was elected to the newly established Knesset.
1956 – Burg became a founding member of the moderate National Religious Party (Mafdal).
– A cabinet minister under eight Israeli prime ministers, he was known for his attempts to heal rifts between religious and secular Jews in Israel.
1999 – Died on October 15th in Jerusalem.