Friday 19 May 2017


ELYE HALEVI LEVIN (ca. 1874-December 21, 1917)
            He was born in Dvinsk (Daugavpils), Latvia, the son of a bookseller.  He attended religious elementary schools and yeshivas, including the Volozhin Yeshiva, and he later turned to the Jewish Enlightenment, became a Hebrew teacher, wandered through various cities and towns in Poland and Ukraine.  In 1908 he settled in Vilna where he worked as a teacher in Hebrew schools.  From 1897 he was publishing pedagogical articles in: Hashiloa (The shiloah), Luaḥ aḥiasef, Hador (The generation), Haolam (The world), and the children’s magazines Olam katan (Little world), Haḥaver (The friend), and Hashaḥar (The dawn).  He published a reader entitled Hasafa vehaḥayim (Language and life) (Odessa, 1907), and six issues of the children’s magazine Hanoar (The youth) in Vilna (1913).  He also published poems, stories, and feature pieces in Yiddish and placed them in Fraynd (Friend), Di bin (The bee), and in the Vilna daily newspapers, Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in 1909, Der tog (The day) in 1912, and Letste nayes (Latest news) in 1917.  He died in Vilna.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.

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