Monday 22 May 2017


YEHUDA-LEYB LEVIN (1921-December 20, 1978)
            He was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of the Orthodox leader, Itshe-Meyer Levin.  He attended religious primary school and the Gerer Rebbe’s small synagogue, and he had private tutors as well.  Until 1940 he lived in Warsaw, later making his way through Italy to Israel.  He contributed work to: Haderekh (The pathway) in Vienna; Kol yisrael (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv; Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) in New York; Di idishe vokh (The Jewish week) in London; and Hamodia (The herald) in Jerusalem, of which he was editor-in-chief.  He was the author of: Torat ḥidushe harim (The Torah novellae of the Rim [Rabbi Yitsḥak Meir Rotenberg]) (Jerusalem, 1949); the two-volume Ḥasidim mesaprim (Hassidim recount); and other works as well.  He was editor of Entsiklopedye fun poylishn identum, megilat polin (Encyclopedia of Polish Jewry), in Yiddish and Hebrew—vol. 5, part 1 entitled Khurbn (Holocaust) (Jerusalem, 1961), 351 pp. has appeared.  He published under such pen names as: Arye, Hamashkif, and Haorekh.  He died in Jerusalem.

Sources: Sefer hashana shel haitonim (Newspaper yearbook) (Tel Aviv, 1957/1958-1960/1961); information from R. Avrom Zemba in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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