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LEVI, BENEDIKT – German rabbi; born at Worms Oct. 14, 1806; died at Giessen April 4, 1899; son of Samuel Wolf Levi, a member of the Sanhedrin of Paris and rabbi of Mayence from 1807 until his death in 1813. Benedikt Levi, who was destined for a...
LEVI, BORACH (Joseph Jean François Elie) – Convert to Christianity; born at Hagenau in 1721; son of a Jewish commissary. He went to Paris in March, 1751, to follow up a lawsuit, and while there became a convert to Christianity, and was baptized Aug. 10, 1752. He...
LEVI, CARLO – Italian physiologist; born at Genoa March 26, 1866; educated at the University of Modena (M.D. 1889). In 1888 he was appointed tutor, and later assistant professor, of experimental physiology at the University of Modena; in 1893...
LEVI, DAVID – Italian poet and patriot; born at Chieri 1816; died at Venice Oct. 18, 1898. Educated at the Jewish schools of his native town and Vercelli, he for a short time followed a mercantile career. In 1835 he went to the University of...
LEVI, DAVID – Hebraist and author; born in London 1742; died 1801. He was destined by his parents for the rabbinate; but the design was abandoned, and he was apprenticed to a shoemaker. Subsequently he set up in business for himself as a...
LEVI, EUGENIA – Italian authoress; born Nov. 21, 1861, at Padua; educated in that city, and in Florence and Hanover. In 1885 she was appointed professor at the Royal High School for Young Ladies at Florence.She has written many essays and...
LEVI BEN GERSHON – French philosopher, exegete, mathematician, and physician; born at Bagnols in 1288; died April 20, 1344. Abraham Zacuto ("Yuḥasin," ed. Filipowski, p. 224) states that Levi died at Perpignan in 1370; but the exact date of his...
LEVI, HERMANN – Musical director; born at Giessen, Germany, Nov. 7, 1839; died at Munich May 13, 1900. His mother was a pianist of distinction. He studied under Vincenz Lachner at Mannheim (1852-1855), and at the Leipsic Conservatorium,...
LEVI, ISAAC, YOM-ṬOB – Sons of Abigdor ha-Levi Laniatore of Padua; founded a Hebrew printing establishment at Rome in 1518, which received special privileges from the pope through the intercession of Cardinal Egidio di Viterbo. There Elijah Levita's...
LEVI ISAAC BEN MEÏR – Russian rabbi of the first half of the nineteenth century. After having been rabbi at Selichow and Pinsk, Levi Isaac was called to the rabbinate of Berdychev, where he wrote "Ḳedushshat Lewi" (Berdychev, 1816), the first part of...
LÉVI, ISRAEL – French rabbi and scholar; born at Paris July 7, 1856. He was ordained as rabbi by the Rabbinical Seminary of Paris in 1879; appointed assistant rabbi to the chief rabbi of Paris in 1882; professor of Jewish history and...
LEVI BEN JAPHETH (HA-LEVI) ABU SA'ID – Karaite scholar; flourished, probably at Jerusalem, in the first half of the eleventh century. Although, like his father, he was considered one of the greatest authorities among the Karaites, who called him "Al-Shaikh" (the...
LEVI, JEDIDIAH B. RAPHAEL SOLOMON – Rabbi at Alessandria and Sienna; died 1790; author of hymns for the reconsecration of the synagogueat Sienna 1786; these hymns were printed in "Seder Zemirot we-Limmud," Leghorn, 1786.Bibliography: Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl....
LEVI, JUDAH – Influential Jew at Estella, Navarre, from 1380 to 1391. In 1380 and the following years he was commissioned, with Samuel Amarillo, to collect the tax of five per cent on all real estate in the district of Estella which within...
LEVI BEN LAḤMA – Palestinian haggadist of the third century. He seems to have been a pupil of Simeon ben Laḳish, whose haggadot he transmitted (Ber. 5a); but he transmitted some haggadot of Ḥama b. Ḥanina also (R. H. 29b; Zeb. 53b). Ta'an. 16a...
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, LEONE – English political economist; born in Ancona, Italy, in 1821; died in London May 7, 1888. Levi went to England at an early age, was converted to Christianity, and became a member of the English bar (1859). He devoted much time...
LEVI, LEONE – Italian author and journalist; born at Nizza-Monferrato in 1823; died at Turin Nov. 8, 1876; educated at the Collegio Foà at Vercelli. Although a man of affairs and a lawyer, hestill found time to devote himself to literature,...
LEVI, LIONELLO – Italian philologist; born at Triest June 22, 1869; educated at the gymnasium of Triest and the universities of Pisa, Rome (Ph. D. 1891), and Berlin. He has been teacher of literature, later of classical philology, at the...
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...
LEVI, MOSE GIUSEPPE – Italian physician; born at Guastalla 1796; died at Venice Dec. 27, 1859. He graduated as doctor of medicine from the University of Padua in 1817 and settled in Venice, where he practised until his death.Levi was the author of:...
LEVI, MOSE RAFFAELE – Italian physician; born at Triest Aug. 9, 1840; died at Florence March 10, 1886. After graduating from the University of Padua (1862) he became assistant at the General Hospital in Venice. In 1868 he was one of the founders of...
LEVI, NATHANIEL – Australian merchant and politician; born at Liverpool, England, Jan. 20, 1830. In 1853 he went to the gold-fields in Victoria; in 1858, having settled in Melbourne, he joined the firm of John Levi & Sons. In 1860 he was elected...
LEVI, RAPHAEL – German mathematician; died May 17, 1779, in Hanover, whither his father, Jacob Joseph Levi, a poor pedler, had gone with him, then a boy of eight years, and had died a few days after their arrival. The orphan lad was provided...
LEVI BEN SHEM-ṬOB – Portuguese convert; lived at the end of the fifteenth century; notorious for his hostility to his former coreligionists. According to Abraham b. Solomon of Torrutiel (Neubauer, "M. J. C." i. 113-114), it was Levi b. ShemṬob...