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LOM (LOM-PALANK) – Town in Bulgaria, situated at the mouth of the River Lom. It has a population of about 8,000, of which approximately 700 are Jews, chiefly artisans and traders in grain. On March 20, 1904, a riot broke out against the Jews in...
LOMAZY – Town in the district of Bialy, near Brest-Litovsk, Russia. Though in 1566 there was no Jew among its 400 house-owners, its customs revenues were farmed out to Jews. In 1589 the customs and mills were leased to the Jews Leibka,...
LOMBROSO (LUMBROSO) – Sephardic family, members of which lived in Tunis, Marseilles, and Italy. The two forms of the family name are doubtless due to different readings of the Hebrew .Abram Lumbroso, Baron: Tunisian physician and scientist; born in...
LOMBROSO, CESARE – Italian alienist and criminologist; born Nov. 18, 1835, at Verona. Both his paternal and his maternal ancestors belonged to the tribe of Levi. On his father's side he was descended from a family which for many generations had...
LOMZA (LOMZHA) – Capital of the government of Lomza, Russian Poland; situated on the left bank of the River Narev. In 1897 it had a total population of 26,075, including 9,822 Jews. The earliest known references to an organized Jewish community...
LONDON – Capital city of England. According to William of Malmesbury, William the Conqueror brought certain Jews from Rouen to London about 1070; and there is no evidence of their earlier existence in England. Besides these settlers from...
LONDON COMMITTEE OF DEPUTIES OF BRITISH JEWS – A body formed to safeguard the interests of British Jews as a religious community. It can be traced to a committee called "The Committee of Diligence," which committee was formed to watch the progress through the Irish...
LONDON, JACOB BEN JUDAH ḤAZZAN – English scholar; born in London at the beginning of the eighteenth century. When quite young he went to Amsterdam, where he lived for a long time. Later he traveled through Italy, and in the course of his journey had the...
LONDON, SOLOMON B. MOSES RAPHAEL – Russian author and publisher; lived at Novogrudok, Lithuania, in the first half of the eighteenth century. He was the pupil of Samuel Schotten, rabbi at Frankfort-on-the-Main. He edited the following works: "Zoker ha-Berit," on...