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J. G. Lipman, Ph.D.

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LEVITAN, ISAAC (ISAAC ILYICH) – Russian painter; born near Eidtkuhnen Aug. 18, 1860; died at Moscow July 22, 1900. His father, who earned a livelihood by giving private tuition, removed to Moscow when Levitan was still a boy and gave him a good home training....
LEWINSOHN, JOSHUA – Russian teacher and writer; born 1833 at Vyeshiuti, government of Kovno. He received his Talmudical education at Zhagory, in the house of his uncle Simon Hurvitz, and graduated in 1865 from the gymnasium at Mitau, remaining...
LICHTENFELD, GABRIEL JUDAH – Polish mathematician and author; born at Lublin 1811; died at Warsaw March 22, 1887. He was a descendant of Moses Isserles, and, true to the family tradition, showed early ability as a Talmudic scholar. He later became familiar...
LIPKIN – Russo-Jewish family which derives its origin from Dob Bär Lipkin, rabbi of Plungian in the first half of the eighteenth century (see Ezekiel Katzenellenbogen, "Keneset Ezekiel," No. 7). The pedigree of the most important members...
LIPKIN – Russo-Jewish family which derives its origin from Dob Bär Lipkin, rabbi of Plungian in the first half of the eighteenth century (see Ezekiel Katzenellenbogen, "Keneset Ezekiel," No. 7). The pedigree of the most important members...
LOMZA (LOMZHA) – Capital of the government of Lomza, Russian Poland; situated on the left bank of the River Narev. In 1897 it had a total population of 26,075, including 9,822 Jews. The earliest known references to an organized Jewish community...
LÖWE, AUGUST – Russian mathematician and author of mathematical works. Of his books the best known are: "Obscheponyatnaya Teoriya Perspectivy," 1858; "Obscheponyatnaya Prakticheskaya Geometriya," 2d ed. 1860; "Nizshaya Geodesiya," 2d ed. 1861;...
LUBLINER, OZIASZ LOUIS (LUDWIK) – Polish writer; born 1809; died at Warsaw 1868. After the Polish revolution of 1831 he settled in Brussels, where he published "Des Juifs en Pologne," an examination of the condition of the Jews in Russia from the historical,...
MAGGID (STEINSCHNEIDER), HILLEL NOAH – Russian genealogist and historian; a descendant of the family of Saul Wahl; born at Wilna 1829; died there Oct. 29, 1903. His father was a bibliographer, and his grandfather Phinehas was rabbi at Polotsk and Wilna, the emissary...
MAIMON, MOISEI LEIBOVICH – Page from the First Edition of the Maḥzor, Soncino, 1485.(From the Sulzberger collection in the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York.)Russian painter; born at Wilkowiszk, government of Suwalki, Russian Poland, Feb....
MANNE, MORDECAI ẒEBI – Russian Hebrew poet and painter; born at Rodzkowitz, government of Wilna, 1859; died there in 1886. He received the Talmudic training usual in Poland, and was taught Hebrew grammar by his father. At thirteen he entered the...
MASKILEISON, NAPHTALI – Russian Hebrew author and book-dealer; born at Radashkovichi, near Minsk, Feb. 20, 1829; died at Minsk Nov. 19, 1897. His father, R. Abraham Maskileison, a Hebrew scholar of note and the author of "Maskil le-Etan," instructed...
MAY, ISAAC – Rabbi of Lublin, Poland, in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Gaining the favor of Count Jenchinsky, the starost of Lublin, he secured in 1556 a very considerable parcel of land which adjoined his house, and which had...
MENDELSBURG, LEON – Russian teacher and writer; born at Hodava, Russian Poland, 1819; died at Warsaw March, 1897. He studied Talmud at Tomashov, where Phinehas-Mendel Heilprin exercised a beneficial influence on his education. In 1850 Mendelsburg...
MEYER, VICTOR – German chemist; born in Berlin Sept. 8, 1848; died in Heidelberg in 1897. He was inclined toward literature and the stage, when a visit to his elder brother, then studying chemistry at Heidelberg, turned his thoughts into...
MINOR, SOLOMON ZALKIND – Russian rabbi and author; born at Wilna 1827; died there Jan. 21, 1900. He received his elementary education from his father, R. Jekuthiel, a well-known Talmudist. At the age of twelve Minor took up the study of Biblical and...
MOGHILEF (MOHILEV) – Community in 1621. 1. Capital of the government of the same name in White Russia; situated on the Dnieper. Though the city was well known as an important trading center as early as the fourteenth century, the first mention of...
MORGULIS, MICHAEL (MIKHAIL GRIGORYEVICH) – Russian jurist and author; born at Berdychev March 25, 1837. His parents, who were well-to-do people, gave him a good education, and during his-early training in the ḥeder he displayed remarkable ability. Entering the rabbinical...
MOSES BEN JACOB OF RUSSIA – Born in Schadow, near Schavli, Lithuania, 1449; died in the first quarter of the sixteenth century, in the Crimea, probably in Kaffa. That he was called "Ashkenazi" suggests that he was of German origin; his son-in-lawwas...
NEVAKHOVICH, LÖB – Russian writer; born in Letichev, Volhynia, in the second half of the eighteenth century; died in St. Petersburg Aug. 1 (13), 1831. As the friend and protégé of Abram Peretz he went to St. Petersburg toward the end of the reign...
NOTKIN (NOTE), NATHAN – Russian army-contractor and financier; born at Shklov about the middle of the eighteenth century; died at St. Petersburg 1804. He was one of a number of Jews who, notwithstanding a law to the contrary, lived permanently in St....
NOVOGRUDOK – Russian town in the government of Minsk. The first mention of Jews in connection with Novogrudok dates back to 1484, when King Casimir Jagellon leased the customs duties of the place to Ilia Moiseyevich, Rubim Sakovich, Avram...
NUSBAUM, HILARIUS – Polish historian and communal worker; born in Warsaw 1820; died there 1895. He was educated in the Warsaw rabbinical seminary, and began social work early. For some time he was in charge of a school for Jewish boys, founded by...
ORSHANSKI, ISAAC – Russian physician; born in Yekaterinoslav about 1851. His early education was confined to the study of the Old Testament and of the Talmud and its commentaries. His parents were poor, and as a boy he was required to help his...
OSTROG – Russian city in the government of Volhynia. A Jewish community was probably founded at Ostrog toward the end of the fourteenth century, when Lutsk was already noted for its important Jewish population. The first...