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LEWIN, ADOLF:

German rabbi and author; born at Pinne, Posen, Sept. 23, 1843. Lewin was educated at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the University of Breslau. In 1872 he was appointed rabbi in Kozmin, later in Coblenz, and in 1886 was called to the rabbinate of Freiburg-im-Breisgau. He wrote: "Die Religionsdisputation R. Jehiels," a prize essay (Breslau, 1869); "Die Makkabäische Erhebung," a dissertation (ib. 1870); "Zur Judenfrage: Naturwissenschaft oder Judenhass" (ib. 1880); "Juden in Freiburg-im-Breisgau" (Treves, 1890); "Das Judenthum und die Nichtjuden" (ib. 1891); "Geschichte, Geographie, und Reiselitteratur der Juden" (in Winter and Wünsche, "Die Jüdische Litteratur," ii. 287-473).

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