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LEKAH DODI – The initial words of the refrain of a hymn for the service of inauguration of the Sabbath, written about the middle of the sixteenth century by Solomon ha-Levi Alḳabiẓ, who signed eight of its nine verses with his acrostic. The...
LEL SHIMMURIM – See Passover.
LELIO DE LA TORRE – See Torre, Lelio de la.
LEMANS, MOSES – Dutch educationist; born at Naarden Nov. 5, 1785; died at Amsterdam Oct. 17, 1832. He was educated by his father and (in mathematics) by Littwack. He became a teacher of religion, and in 1818 chief of the religious school, then...
LEMBERG – Capital of Galicia, Austria; 180 miles east of Cracow and 60 miles from the Russian frontier. Its population in 1869 was 87,109 of whom 26,694 were Jews; in 1890 it was 127,943, including 36,130 Jews; in 1900 there were 44,801...
LEMBERGER, JUDAH LÖB – Judæo-German author of the seventeenth century. He was probably the son of the publisher Abraham Lemberger of Prague. Judah Löb Lemberger was the author of a work in Judæo-German, entitled "Ein Hübsch Göttlich Büchel" (Prague,...
LEMBERGER JÜDISCHE ZEITUNG – See Periodicals.
LEMMLEIN (LÄMMLIN), ASHER – Pretended forerunner of the Messiah. He appeared in Istria, near Venice, in 1502, and announced the coming of the Messiah in that very year, provided the Jews showed repentance and practised charity. Having gained many adherents...
LEMON, HARTOG – Dutch physician and worker for the emancipation of the Jews; born about the middle of the eighteenth century; died at an advanced age at Amsterdam Dec. 5, 1823. On the completion of his medical studies he was appointed physician...
LEMOS, HENRIETTE DE – See Herz, Henriette.