PINKHES LEVIN (1902-Iyar [= April-May] 1980)
The brother of Yitskhok-Meyer Levin, he was born in Ger, near Warsaw, Poland. Until 1937 he was among the top leaders in Agudat Yisrael in Poland, later settling in Israel, where he served as one of the main leaders in the Orthodox educational movement. From 1925 he contributed to the Orthodox press in Poland, Israel, and other countries. He contributed to: Dos yudishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper) in Warsaw; Der idisher arbayter (The Jewish worker), Beys yankev zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal), and Ortodoksishe yugend-bleter (Orthodox youth pages)—in Lodz-Warsaw; and elsewhere. He was editor of the daily newspaper Hamodia (The herald) in Jerusalem and of the monthly Bet yaakov (Bet Yaakov) in Tel Aviv. He also placed work in: Dos yudishe vort (The Jewish word) in New York; Di idishe vokh (The Jewish week) in London; and elsewhere. He also wrote under such pen names as: P. Cohen, Pinkhes, Yude Sefer, and Hakohen. He died in Jerusalem.
Source: Sefer hashana shel haitonim (Newspaper yearbook) (Tel Aviv, 1957/1958-1960/1961).
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