Wednesday 22 February 2017


MEYER HALEVI (d. April 15, 1972)
            He survived the holocaust in Europe, and from 1963 he was rabbi of the Sephardic community there.  He was professor of Oriental history at the Sorbonne.  He published a string scholarly historical works on Yiddish and the history of Jews in Romania.  He wrote for: Di vokh (The week) and Inzl (Island) in Bucharest; Oyfgang (Arise) in Sighet; Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris; Filologishe shriftn (Philological writings) and Historishe shriftn (Historical writings) in Vilna (1929-1939); Yivo-bleter (Pages from YIVO) in New York (1956, 1966); Bleter far geshikhte (Pages for history) in Warsaw (from 1957).  He brought out two community records from Metz (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) and from records from Siebenberg and Bucharest.  A series of historical documents concerning Yiddish are published in his edited yearbooks Sinai (1926-1933).  He also published many historical scholarly works in Romanian, French, and Polish.  He died in Paris.

Source: O. Weininger, Grosse jüdische Biografie (1925).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 325.

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