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LAW SCHOOLS – See Academies in Palestine.
LAWRENCE, JOHN ZACHARIAH – English surgeon; born in 1828; died in London July 18, 1870. He studied at University College, London (M.B. 1857), and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1855. He was appointed surgeon at the hospital for...
LAWS, NOACHIAN – The Seven Laws. Laws which were supposed by the Rabbis to have been binding upon mankind at large even before the revelation at Sinai, and which are still binding upon non-Jews. The term Noachian indicates the universality of...
LAWSON, LIONEL – English newspaper proprietor; born in 1823 in London; died there Sept. 20, 1879. He was educated in Germany. Inheriting a fortune from his father, he established a manufactory of printing-ink at St. Ouen, France, made another...
LAWYER – See Academies; Attorney.
LAZAR – See Eleazar.
LAZARE, BERNARD – French author; born at Nîmes June 14, 1865; died at Paris Sept. 1, 1903; educated in his native town and in Paris, where he settled, becoming critic and collaborator on "La Nation," "L'Evénement," "L'Echo de Paris," "Le...
LAZARUS B. DAVID – See Bendavid, Lazarus.
LAZARUS, EMMA – American poet; born July 22, 1849, in New York city; died there Nov. 19, 1887; daughter of Moses and Esther (Nathan) Lazarus. She was educated by private tutors, and early manifested poetic taste and talent. The first stimulus...
LAZARUS, JOSEPHINE – American essayist; born March 23, 1846, in New York city, where she has always resided; daughter of Moses and Esther (Nathan) Lazarus. The first piece of work to bring her into prominent notice was the biographical sketch of her...