Levanda Judah Leib( Russian-Jewish writer)
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Biography Levanda Judah Leib
(1835 - 1888), exposing the inertia and ignorance of Jews and passionately stood for the participation of Jews in the cultural life of Russian people. Wrote many stories and novels ( "Confessions of a businessman," "Depo groceries," "Sketches of the Past", "Abraham Yuzefovich", "Anger and mercy tycoon, etc.), different observation and knowledge of Jewish culture. More successful are his works, which are alien to the preaching of journalistic. In the novel, "Hot Time" (St. Petersburg, 1875; from the era of the Polish uprising of 1863) Levanda the standpoint of Russian patriotism. After the Jewish pogroms 1881. Levanda became a follower palestinofilskogo movement. He compiled a series of memos on the organization of everyday life of Jews in the North West province and since 1860, Mr.. consisted of a Jewish scholar positions at the Vilna governor-general.