Lewin, Benjamin Manasseh

(1879-1944)
   Israeli rabbinic scholar, educator and authority on gaonic literature. He was born in Gorodets, Russia. In 1912 he went to Palestine, where he was a teacher and later head of the religious schools network, Netzah Yisrael. His Otzar ha-Geonim is a collection of the teachings of the geonim of Sura and Pumbedita.

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