Sunday 28 May 2017


SHOYEL LEVIN (1856-1938)
            He was born in Vilna, Lithuania.  Until 1919 he was a private tutor in Vilna, and he then settled in Lomzhe.  Until the age of seventy-six, he lived as an assimilated Jew, but in 1932 under the influence of rising anti-Semitism, he became active in the Zionist movement.  He was a member of the editorial board of Lomzher shtime (Voice of Lomzhe) (1923-1938), in which, aside from articles about popular science, he also published poems, fables, and translations from German and Russian (also under the pen name Halevi).  He also wrote for Dos naye leben (The new life) in Bialystok and Voliner shtime (Voice of Volhynia), as well as for a series of provincial Yiddish newspapers.  He died in Lomzhe.

Sources: Lomzher shtime (July 19, 1938); Yom-Tov Levinski, in the anthology Lomzhe (New York, 1957), p. 232.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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