Levin, Judah Leib (Yehalel)

(1844-1925)
   Russian Hebrew socialist poet and writer. In 1870 he became a tutor and secretry to the Brodskis, Jewish sugar magnates of Kiev. Between 1874 and 1880 he contributed poetry to the literary monthly Ha-Shahar, which introduced socialist themes into Hebrew literature. After the pogroms of 1881 he joined Hibbat Zion as one of its founding members in Kiev. Later he settled in Tomashpol, where he continued his literary work. He published his memoirs in 1910. He eventually returned to Kiev.

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  • LEVIN, JUDAH LEIB — (known by the acronym Yehalel = YeHudah Leib Levin; 1844–1925), Hebrew socialist poet and writer and one of the first members of Ḥovevei Zion. He received an Orthodox education at home but studied secular subjects and became completely estranged… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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