Levin, Shemaryahu

(1867-1935)
   Russian Zionist leader and author. He was born in Svisloch, Belorussia. He served as a rabbi in Grodno (1896-7) and Yekaterinoslav (1898-1904) and a preacher in Vilna (1904-6). At the Sixth Zionist Congress he was one of the leaders of the opposition to the project to found a Jewish homeland in Uganda. Later he repre-sented Vilna in the Russian Duma. He left the USSR and lived first in Berlin, then, during World War I, in the US, where he promoted Zionism. From 1922 he worked in Berlin for the Devir Publishing Company. He finally moved to Palestine, and was one of the founders of the Haifa-Technion.

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