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Cyrus Adler, Ph.D.

President of the American Jewish Historical Society; Former President of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.

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LEIPZIGER, HENRY MARCUS – American educator; born at Manchester, England, Dec. 29, 1853; emigrated to New York in 1865; educated at the College of the City of New York (M.A. 1873) and at Columbia College (LL.B. 1875; Ph.D. 1878). Leipziger was a teacher...
LEKAH DODI – The initial words of the refrain of a hymn for the service of inauguration of the Sabbath, written about the middle of the sixteenth century by Solomon ha-Levi Alḳabiẓ, who signed eight of its nine verses with his acrostic. The...
LENGFELD, FELIX – American chemist; born at San Francisco Feb. 18, 1863; educated at the San Francisco College of Pharmacy, the University of California, Johns Hopkins University, and at Zurich, Liége, Munich, and Paris. Lengfeld has been fellow...
LEON, DAVID CAMDEN DE – American physician and surgeon; born in South Carolina in 1813; died at Sante Fé, N. M., Sept. 3, 1872; brother of Edwin de Leon. He was educated in South Carolina and at the University of Pennsylvania (M.D. 1836). Shortly after...
LEON, EDWIN DE – American diplomat and journalist; born at Columbia, S. C., 1818; died in 1891; brother of David Camden de Leon. His father, a physician, removed to Columbia, S. C., and was mayor of that city for several years. De Leon graduated...
LEVENTRITT, DAVID – American lawyer and judge; born at Winnsboro, South Carolina, Jan. 31, 1845; A. B. 1864, Free Academy (now College of the City of New York), and LL.B. 1871, University of the City of New York. He practised law in New York,...
LEVI, LEO NAPOLEON – American lawyer and communal worker; born Sept. 15, 1856, at Victoria, Texas; died in New York Jan. 13, 1904. Destined for a commercial career, Levi was sent to New York to take a commercial course, but manifesting no interest...
LEVI, MORITZ – American educator; born Nov. 23, 1857, at Sachsenhausen, Waldeck; educated at the University of Michigan (graduated 1887) and at the Sorbonne, Paris. He became junior professor of the Romance languages at the University of...
LEVIAS, CASPAR – American Orientalist; born in Szagarren Feb. 13, 1860; received his elementary education in Russia and his collegiate training at Columbia College, New York (A. M.), and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; he was fellow in...
LEVIN, LEWIS CHARLES – American politician and writer; born at Charleston, S. C., Nov. 10, 1808; died in Philadelphia March 14, 1860. When still a youth he went to Woodville, Miss., where he became a school-teacher and studied law. After having been...
LEVINTHAL, BERNHARD LOUIS – Russian-American rabbi; born at Kovno, Russia, May 12, 1864. He was educated at the rabbinical schools of Kovno, Wilna, and Byelostok, and received rabbinical diplomas from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Spector and Rabbi Samuel Mohilever...
LEVY, AARON – Revolutionary patriot; founder of Aaronsburg, Pa.; born in Amsterdam in 1742; died in Philadelphia Feb. 23, 1815. He went to America at an early age and settled in Pennsylvania, his name appearing in the first tax-assessment...
LEVY, ASSER (ASSER LEVY VAN SWELLEM) – One of the first Jewish settlers of New Amsterdam, as New York city was known under the Dutch; probably born in Amsterdam; died in 1680. He is first mentioned as one of the Jews who went to New Netherlands in 1654, probably as...
LEVY, BENJAMIN – Coloinal resident of Philadelphia. On Nov. 7, 1765, he signed, with other citizens of Philadelphia, the celebrated agreement not to import merchandise from England until the repeal of the Stamp Act. On Dec. 27, 1776, he was...
LEVY, ELEAZAR – Colonial resident of New York city prior to the Revolution. He fled from New York on account of the British occupation and took up his residence in Philadelphia, where he engaged in business. On Aug. 26, 1779, he presented a...
LEVY, HAYMAN – Colonial merchant of New York; born in 1721; died in New York in 1789. He engaged in business at an early age, and is mentioned as the owner of a privateer and as engaged in the fur trade in 1760 (see "New York Mercury," Aug....
LEVY, JONAS PHILLIPS – American merchant; son of Michael Levy and Rachel Phillips; born in Philadelphia 1807; died in New York 1883. He was granted the freedom of the country by the government of Peru for signal services rendered inthe navy of that...
LEVY, JOSEPH LEONARD – American rabbi; born Nov. 24, 1865, in London; educated at Jews' College and University College (B.A.), London, at Bristol University, England, and at Western University of Pennsylvania (D.D.). Levy was rabbi of the Bristol...
LEVY, LOUIS EDWARD – American photochemist; born at Stenowitz, Bohemia, Oct. 12, 1846. He went to America in early life, and was educated at Detroit; he studied especially mathematics and astronomy at Michigan University in 1866, and optics at...
LEVY, MAX – American inventor; born at Detroit 1857. He invented the etched screen and the machinery for producing it now generally used in the half-tone process of photoengraving. After serving an apprenticeship of three years with an...
LEVY, NATHAN – Founder of the first Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia; born in Feb., 1704; died in Philadelphia Dec. 23, 1753. He probably went there from New York, for in 1730 a merchant of his name was a member of the Shearith Israel...
LEVY, SAMSON – Colonial merchant of Philadelphia. He was one of the originators, in 1748, of the City Dancing Assembly, a famous social organization of Philadelphia. In Nov., 1765, he signed, with other merchants of the city, including six...
LEVY, URIAH PHILLIPS – Uriah Phillips LevyAmerican naval officer; born in Philadelphia April 22, 1792; died in New York March 22, 1862. Levy was a cabin-boy before the age of eleven; he was apprenticed as a sailor in 1806; in 1810 he became second...
LEWI, JOSEPH – American physician; born at Radnitz, Bohemia, Aug. 17, 1820; died at Albany, N. Y., Dec. 19, 1897; educated at the universities of Prague and Vienna. After graduating from the latter university (M.D. 1846) he was appointed...
LEWIS, SAMUEL A. – American politician and philanthropist; born in New York city 1831. He early engaged in business, and was so successful that he retired with a competency in 1862. In 1868 he was elected a member of the board of education of the...