Flexner, Bernard

   US social worker and Zionist. A lawyer by profession, Flexner devoted himself to social welfare, labour problems and juvenile courts. He was president of the National Probation Association (1912). Flexner headed the Palestine Economic Corporation, established in 1925. His brother Simon (1863–1946) was a physician who wrote more than 300 scientific papers and articles.

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