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LEVINSTEIN, GUSTAV – German manufacturer and writer; born in Berlin May, 1842. After graduating from the Köllnisches Gymnasium in Berlin he went to England, where he and his brothers founded an anilin-dye factory at Manchester. Returning to Berlin,...
LEVINTHAL, BERNHARD LOUIS – Russian-American rabbi; born at Kovno, Russia, May 12, 1864. He was educated at the rabbinical schools of Kovno, Wilna, and Byelostok, and received rabbinical diplomas from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Spector and Rabbi Samuel Mohilever...
LEVIRATE MARRIAGE – Marriage with a brother's widow. This custom is found among a large number of primitive peoples, a list of which is given by Westermarck ("History of Human Marriage," pp. 510-514). In some cases it is the duty of a man to marry...
LEVISOHN, GEORGE (MORDECAI GUMPEL LEIVE) – German surgeon; born in Berlin of a family known as "Schnaber" ; died in Hamburg Feb. 10, 1797. He evinced an early aptitude for study, and attended the school of David Fränkel, chief rabbi of Berlin. Levisohn chose the medical...
LEVISOHN, MORDECAI GUMPEL – See Levisohn, George.
LEVISON, ESAIAS – Danish educationist and author; born in Copenhagen April 22, 1803; died there March 23, 1891; educated at the University of Copenhagen (B.A. 1823). In 1824 Levison was appointed tutor at the Jewish school in Copenhagen, in which...
LEVISON, FERDINAND EMANUEL – Danish physician; born in Copenhagen Nov. 9, 1843; educated at the University of Copenhagen (M.D. 1868). He was successively assistant physician at Frederik's Hospital, the Lying-in Hospital, and the Almindeligt (Communal)...
LEVITA, ELIJAH – Grammarian, Masorite, and poet; born at Neustadt, near Nuremberg, in 1468; died at Venice Dec., 1549. Title-Page from the First Edition of Elijah Levita's "Tishbi," Isny, 1541.(From the Sulzberger collection in the Jewish...
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....