Levanda, Lev (Leib, Yehudah)

   Russian author. He was born in Minsk, where from 1854 to 1860 he taught at a government Jewish school. In 1860 he became the Jewish adviser to the governor-general of Vilna. After the pogroms of 1881 Levanda became a supporter of the Hovevei Zion. His writings include Russian stories depicting Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement.

Dictionary of Jewish Biography. .

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