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LIVERPOOL – Chief seaport in the northwest of England, situated on the Mersey, and in the county of Lancashire. There was a primitive settlement of Jews in the town about 1750, but this later became extinct. Tombstones with Hebrew...
LIVONIA – See Riga.
LIVORNO – See Leghorn.
LIWA BEN BEZALEEL – See Judah Löw ben Bezaleel.
LIZARD – A saurian or lacertilian reptile. About forty species and twenty-eight genera of lizards found in Palestine have been enumerated, the most common of which are the green lizard (Lacerta viridis) and its varieties, and the...
LOANS – In the Bible. In the commonwealth of Israel, as among other nations of antiquity, loans of money, or of corn or like commodities, were made as a matter of favor by the wealthy to those standing in need, and but seldom, if ever,...
LOANS, ELIJAH BEN MOSES ASHKENAZI – German rabbi and cabalist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main 1555; died at Worms July, 1636. He belonged to the Rashi family, and on his mother's side was the grandson of Johanan Luria, and on his father's of Joselmann of Rosheim....
LOANS, JACOB BEN JEHIEL – Physician in ordinary to the German emperor Frederick III. (1440-93), and Hebrew teacher of Johann Reuchlin; died at Linz about 1506. Loans rendered lifelongfaithful service to the emperor, by whom he was knighted. At Linz in...
LOANZ, JOSEPH – See Josel (Joselmann, Joselin) of Rosheim.
LÖB ARYEH BEN ELIAH OF BOLOCHOW – Russian rabbi; born at Satanov, government of Podolia, 1801; died at Zaslavl, government of Volhynia, Sept. 2, 1881; a descendant of Rabbi Joshua Höschel of Cracow (1654-64), author of "Sefer Toledot Aharon." Löb Aryeh, in...
LÖB ARYEH HA-KOHEN OF STYRIA – Rabbi at Rozniatow and afterward at Styria; died in 1813. He was the author of the following works: "Ḳeẓot ha-Ḥoshen," a casuistic commentary in two volumes on the Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ of Joseph Caro's Shulḥan 'Aruk, published in 1788...
LÖB ARYEH BEN MEÏR – Lithuanian rabbi; lived in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His notes on Rashi and on Elijah Mizraḥi's commentaries on the Pentateuch were published, under the title "Ḥiddushe Maharsha" (Hanover, 1716), with Samuel...
LÖB ARYEH BEN TOBIAH – Lithuanian Talmudic scholar and printer; died at Wilna Oct. 24, 1812. He enjoyed great consideration in Wilna on account of his learning and of the assistance rendered by him to Talmudic students. He was the first (in...
LÖB BEN BARUCH BENDET – Rabbi of Byelostok, Russia, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; author of "Sha'agat Aryeh" (Byelostok, 1805), novellæ on the treatise Makkot. The author quotes frequently his father's "Ner Tamid" (Grodno, 1789); and in...
LÖB, ELIEZER – German rabbi; born at Pfungstadt, grand duchy of Hesse, 1837; died at Altona Jan. 23, 1892. He was educated at the gymnasium of Darmstadt and at the University of Giessen, and received his rabbinical instruction chiefly under...
LÖB B. JOSEPH (REB LÖB SARAH'S) – Early Ḥasidic rabbi; died in Yaltushkov, Podolia, about 1797. His was the strangest and most mysterious character of the many miracle-working rabbis of the Ḥasidim of the latter part of the eighteenth century. He continually...
LÖB JUDAH B. EPHRAIM – Rabbi of the second half of the seventeenth century; probably born in Wilna, from which city his father, Ephraim b. Jacob ha-Kohen, fled to Buda (Ofen, incorporated into the present Budapest) during the Cossack uprising of 1655;...
LÖB JUDAH B. ISAAC – Polish rabbi; died in Cracow about 1730; grandson of R. Joshua, author of "Maginne Shelomoh." He officiated as rabbi at Shidlow, Poland, being at the same time a representative of Cracow in the Council of Four Lands. After 1715...
LÖB JUDAH BEN JOSHUA – Bohemian scholar; lived at Prague in the middle of the seventeenth century. He filled the office of secretary to Simon Spira, chief rabbi of Prague, and he published, under the title "Milḥamah be-Shalom," an account of the siege...
LÖB HA-LEVI OF BRODY – Galician rabbi of the beginning of the nineteenth century; held office first at Podhajce, then at Brody. Among his contemporaries was Ephraim Zalman Margaliot, chief rabbi of Brody, in whose "Bet Efrayim" occurs a responsum of...
LÖB BEN MEÏR – See Judah ben Meïr.
LÖB MOKIAḤ OF POLONNOYE – Polish preacher and leader of the Ḥasidic party in the second half of the eighteenth century. Löb was a pupil of Israel Ba'al Shem-Ṭob and of Bär of Meseritz, and contributed much to the former's thaumaturgy. Several wonderful...
LÖB BEN MOSES HA-KOHEN – Polish rabbi of the eighteenth century; author of "Pene Aryeh" (Novidvor, 1787), novellæ on the Talmud, to which is added a pamphlet entitled "Ḳontres Mille de-Abot," novellæ by Löb's father and father-in-law.Bibliography:...
LÖB OF POLONNOYE – See Löb Mokiaḥ.
LÖB BEN SAMUEL ẒEBI HIRSCH – Russian rabbi; born probably at Pinczow, government of Kielce, Poland, about 1630; died at Brest-Litovsk 1714. Löb was on his father's side the grandson of Joel Sirkes and stepson of David ben Samuel ha-Levi, of whom he was also...