BET HA-LEVI


BET HA-LEVI
BET HA-LEVI (Heb. בֵּית הַלֵּוִי), moshav in central Israel in the Ḥefer Plain, founded in 1945 by settlers from Bulgaria. Its economy was mainly based on citrus plantations, garden crops, and milch cattle. In 2002 the population of Bet ha-Levi was 502. The village bears the name of judah halevi . (Efraim Orni)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • LEVI (Bet ha-Levi), SOLOMON (II) BEN ISAAC — (1532–1600), rabbi, commentator, author, and community leader. Solomon was a member of the bet ha levi family which originated from Portugal. He was born in Salonika. His life and activity can be divided into two main periods. During the first… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVI (Bet ha-Levi), ABRAHAM BEN JOSEPH — (after 1580–shortly after 1618), a rabbi in Salonika of the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVI (Bet ha-Levi), SOLOMON (III) BEN ISAAC (II) — (1581–1634), rabbi of salonika and one of the greatest halakhists and writers of responsa of his time. The grandson of Solomon (II) b. Isaac, Solomon engaged in teaching and writing from his youth. He served as head of the bet din of the Évora… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVI (Bet ha-Levi), ISAAC (II) BEN SOLOMON — (II; d. c. 1621/31), halakhist, preacher, kabbalist, and leader of the Jewish community in Salonika from 1610 to 1620. From 1573 to 1600 he studied in the yeshivah of the Évora congregation of Salonika. When his father died he was forced out of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVI (Bet ha-Levi), JACOB BEN ISRAEL — (second half of 16th century–1636), halakhist and scholar. A member of the famous bet ha levi family, Jacob grew up in Salonika, where he studied in the local yeshivot. He studied halakhah with R. Aaron ibn Ḥasson and philosophy with R. David ibn …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVI — (Bet ha Levi), prominent, wealthy, and ramified Sephardi family of scholars and rabbis, many of whom served as congregation leaders during the 15th–17th centuries. The family originated from Évora in Portugal, but all that is known of its… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVI — (Heb. לֵוִי), third son of Jacob and Leah, born in Paddan Aram (Gen. 29:34); father of the tribe named after him. The name Levi is explained in the Pentateuch by Leah s words at his birth: Now this time my husband will become attached to me (Heb …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVI ISAAC BEN MEIR OF BERDICHEV — (c. 1740–1810), ḥasidic ḥaddik and rabbi; one of the most famous personalities in the third generation of the ḥasidic movement. Levi   Isaac was born into a distinguished rabbinic family and his father was rabbi in Hoshakov (Galicia). After… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BET DIN AND JUDGES — (Heb. בֵּית דִּין; lit. house of judgment ). Bet din (pl. battei din) is the term, in rabbinic sources, for a Jewish court of law. In modern times it usually refers to   an ecclesiastical court dealing with religious matters such as divorce, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Bet Sche'an — Basisdaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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