Klumel, Meir

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KLUMEL, MEIR (1875–1936), Zionist leader in Poland. Born in Widze (now Vidzy) near Vilna, Klumel completed his studies in Semitic linguistics at the University of Strasbourg in 1902 with the publication of a scientific edition of a Samaritan commentary on Exodus 22 written in Arabic by Yaʿqūb al-Sāmirī. He lived in Warsaw and became active in the Zionist movement, serving as chairman of the Zionist Organization in Poland from 1917 to 1924, in "*Tarbut," *Keren Hayesod, various economic institutions, etc. In 1932 he moved to Palestine and until his last days was active in the association of Polish immigrants, the Berit Ivrit Olamit, and other organizations.


Beit Kevarot ha-Yashan be-Tel Aviv (1940), 306–7; Tidhar, 3 (1949), 1436–37. add bibliography: "Dr. Meir Klumel," in: Y. Gruenbaum, Penei ha-Dori (1958), 250–54.

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