Letteris, Meir ha-Levi

(?1800-71)
   Galician Hebrew poet, writer and editor. He was born in Zolkiew. He worked as a copy-reader in Vienna, Pressburg and Prague. He published books of Hebrew poetry, translations, and collections of Hebrew literature. Among his editions of Hebrew texts was the Bible, which he prepared for the British and Foreign Bible Society.

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