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Yosef Zvi Halevy (Klemens), Israel Prize 1958

Hebrew: יוסף צבי הלוי, Israel Prize 1958
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Slobodka, Lithuania
Death: Died in תל אביב, Israel
Place of Burial: טבריה, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Halevy
Husband of Ayala-Hinde Halevy
Father of Naftali Hertz Halevy

Managed by: Benny Halevy
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About Yosef Zvi Halevy (Klemens), Israel Prize 1958

Yosef Zvi HaLevy יוסף צבי הלוי‎, born 1874, died 13 March 1960) was an Israeli rabbi and head of the rabbinical court for Tel Aviv-Yafo.


HaLevy was born in 1874 in Vilijampolė, Kaunas, Lithuania, then part of the Russian Empire, and was the son of Rabbi Avraham HaLevy. He obtained his rabbinical ordination (semicha) from Slabodka yeshiva. He emigrated without his family to Ottoman Palestine at the beginning of 1891 and shortly thereafter married the daughter of Rabbi Naftali Herz Halevy, the Chief Rabbi of Jaffa. In 1894 (or late 1893), he moved to Jerusalem, but returned to Jaffa in about 1897.

HaLevy was later appointed to serve as the head (Av Beit Din) of the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court.

In 1958, HaLevy was awarded the Israel Prize, in Rabbinical lierature.

Halevy's grandson, Abraham Haim Halevy, was the recipient of the 2002 Israel Prize, for agriculture.

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Yosef Zvi Halevy (Klemens), Israel Prize 1958's Timeline

September 1874
Slobodka, Lithuania
March 13, 1960
Age 85
תל אביב, Israel
טבריה, Israel