Friday 19 May 2017


            He came from Odessa.  He was a well-known wedding entertainer and Jewish folk teacher in southern Russia and Bessarabia.  He published poetry on Zionist themes and about the pogroms in Russia in Hoyz-fraynd (House friend) in Warsaw and Fraynd (Friend) in St. Petersburg (1903-1906), as well as elsewhere.  In book form: Ziftsen funem hartsen (Sighs from the heart), eighteen poems by Levin and twenty-one by Yankev Fastovski (Odessa, 1904), 64 pp.

Source: Following materials held in the library of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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