NAFTOLE LEVI (NAPHTALI LEVY)
He came from Radom, Poland. Over the years 1872-1875, he lived in Vienna, after that in London. He was one of the first leaders of the Ḥibat Tsiyon (Love of Zion) movement in England. He contributed to: Kol mevaser (Herald), Hamelits (The spectator), Hakol (The voice), and Hamagid (The preacher), among others. He served as editor of the weekly newspaper Der londoner izraelit (The London Israelite), “Yiddish organ of politics and general interest for Jews” (August-September 1878), in which, among other items, may be found the rubric “Eytse toyve” (Good advice), instructions for newly arrived Jewish immigrants in London. He was the author of Toldot adam (The history of man) (Vienna, 1874), concerning Darwinism. He was also editor of the Hebrew weekly Hakorem (The vinegrower) in London (1878-1879).
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur un prese (Handbook of Yiddish literature and the press) (Warsaw, 1914), col. 709; M. E. Merenski, in Encyclopedia Judaica, vol. 10, pp. 909-10.
Khayim Leyb Fuks