Lazarus, Levi

Lazarus, Levi a Jewish scholar, was born in 1822 at Filehne, duchy of Posen. He studied philosophy and Oriental languages at Berlin, and for twenty-five years was rabbi at Prenzlau. When Dr. L. Frankel (q.v.), the director of the Jewish rabbinical seminary, died, he was called in 1876 as his successor. Lazarus died April 16, 1879. He was a great Talmudist, and a clever thinker. In 1877 he published a very interesting brochure, Zur Charakteristik der talmudischen Ethik. (B.P.)

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