This Day in Jewish History 1961: 'Broken-hearted' Father of Israeli Potash Industry Dies in Paris

Moshe Novomeysky created Dead Sea mineral mining and turned it into the country’s number-one exporter, not that he got credit for it.

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On March 27, 1961, Moshe Novomeysky, founder of the Dead Sea minerals industry, one of the most significant drivers of the Israeli economy in the first decades after independence, died, at the age of 87.