Levinsohn, Isaac Ber

(1788-1860)
   Russian Hebrew author. He was born in Kremenetz in Volhynia, and lived in Radzivilov and later in various towns in eastern Galilcia. He was one of the founders of the Haskalah movement in Russia, and from 1820 to 1823 spread its ideas as a private tutor. His writings extol the virtues of the Enlightenment and manual labour, and seek to combat anti-Semitism. His publications include Teudah be-Yisrael, Bet Yehudah and Zerubbabel.

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