Lewin, Judah Leib

Lewin, Judah Leib
   Russian rabbi. Born in Yekaterinoslav, he became the rabbi of Grishino, and later at Yekaterinoslav. He then returned to Grishino where he worked as a religious scribe. In 1957 he was appointed principal of the yeshivah of the Moscow Great Synagogue; after the death of Solomon Schliefer he became the rabbi there.

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