Horowitz, Moses ha-Levi

   American Yiddish playwright. He organized a Yiddish company in 1878, which performed plays throughout Europe. In 1886 he settled in New York, where he wrote for the Yiddish stage. He introduced operetta into the repertory of the American Yiddish theatre.

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  • SAMUEL BEN DAVID MOSES HA-LEVI — (1625?–1681), Polish rabbi. Samuel was born in Poland and studied under david b. samuel ha levi and shabbetai horowitz . He lived at first in Mezhirech in the district of Poznan. When Mezhirech was destroyed by Czarniecki in 1656, Samuel escaped… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Moses Horowitz — This article is about the playwright Moses Ha Levi Horowitz. Moses Horowitz was also the birth name of Moe Howard of the Three Stooges. Moses Ha Levi Horowitz (February 27, 1844[1][2] – March 4, 1910), also known as Moishe Hurvitz, Moishe Isaac… …   Wikipedia

  • HOROWITZ — HOROWITZ, a family of rabbis and scholars that also included writers, communal workers, and personalities active in all spheres of Jewish life. The Horowitz s were levites. The family originated in the 15th century, taking its name from the small …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, ISAIAH BEN ABRAHAM HA-LEVI — (called Ha Shelah ha Kadosh, the holy Shelah, from the initials of the title of his major work; 1565?–1630), rabbi, kabbalist, and communal leader. Horowitz was born in Prague, but as a youth he moved to Poland with his father, who was his first… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, SHABBETAI SHEFTEL BEN AKIVA — (c. 1561–1619), author of kabbalistic works. Horowitz was a son of Akiva, called the holy, and a cousin of isaiah horowitz , author of Shenei Luḥot ha Berit. He was born in Prague where he practiced as a physician. Considering Kabbalah the only… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, PHINEHAS (Pinhas) BEN ẒEVI HIRSCH HA-LEVI — (1730–1805), German rabbi. Horowitz was born in Czortkow, Poland, where his father was rabbi. He studied first under his father and then under his two brothers, Nahum (introduction to the Shevet Aḥim) and samuel shmelke horowitz , later rabbi of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, PHINEHAS BEN ISRAEL HA-LEVI — (1535–1618), talmudic scholar; leader of the Cracow community. Horowitz was apparently born in Prague and died in Cracow. He never held the post of rabbi. From 1581, for many years he was head of the Cracow community, and in the takkanot of that… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, ẒEVI HIRSCH BEN JOSHUA MOSES AARON HA-LEVI — (17th century), Lithuanian rabbi and kabbalist. Horowitz served as rabbi in three communities of the Zamut region of Lithuania: Keidan, Wizuny, and Birg, and was apparently the first head of a yeshivah in Zamut. Because of the burden of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, SHRAGA FEIVEL HA-LEVI — (1796–1845), Hungarian rabbi. Horowitz served from 1836 as av bet din of Paks and from 1841 to 1845 as rabbi of Papa. As a result of the spread of the Reform movement in Germany in 1834 and its   influence upon the Jews of Hungary, internal… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, DAVID — (1899–1979), Israel economist. Born in Drohobycz (then Austrian Galicia), Horowitz was active in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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