Letteris, Meir ha-Levi

Letteris, Meir ha-Levi

Letteris, Meir ha-Levi (mīr hä-lāˈvē lĕtârˈĭs), 1800–1871, Austrian-Jewish poet. He wrote about 30 volumes of prose and poetry. The poem called “Yonah Homiyah” [the plaintive dove] became very widely known and is still popular. He is also famous for his Hebrew version of Faust called Ben Abuya.
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