SHRAGAI (Fajwlowicz), SHLOMO ZALMAN
SHRAGAI (Fajwlowicz), SHLOMO ZALMAN (1899–1995), religious Zionist leader. Born in Gorzkowice, Poland, his father was one of the Radzyń Ḥasidim and a member of Ḥovevei Ẓion and of Mizrachi. While still a youth, Shragai founded Ẓe'irei Mizrachi in his native city and published a religious Zionist newspaper entitled Teḥiyyah. He also directed *Mizrachi schools in various places. From 1920 until 1924, he lived in Czestochowa, was a member of the governing board of Mizrachi, and was a founder of He-Ḥalutz ha-Mizrachi and its training farm. He was also a leader of Ẓe'irei Mizrachi in Poland. He settled in Palestine in 1924 and in the following year was
He was a contributor to the dailies Ha-Ẓofeh and Letste Nayes in Israel, as well as Hebrew and Yiddish papers abroad. He published books and pamphlets on the concept of religious Zionism and the thought behind the Torah va-Avodah movement. Among his works are Teḥumim (1952), Ḥazon ve-Hagshamah (1956), Tahalikhei ha-Ge'ullah ve-ha-Temurah (1959), Sha'ah va-Neẓaḥ (1960), Pa'amei Ge'ullah (1963), and Zemanim (1969).
D. Lazar, Rashim be-Yisrael, 2 (1955), 182–5.
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