Epstein Ha-Levi, Moses Jehiel

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EPSTEIN HA-LEVI, MOSES JEHIEL (1890–1971), rabbi and admor. Epstein was born in Ozarow, Poland, where he received his rabbinic education. In 1913 he was appointed rabbi there and in 1918 admor. Epstein immigrated to the U.S. in 1927 and in 1953 came to Israel and settled in Tel Aviv. He was a leader of Agudat Israel and a member of the Mo'ezet Gedolei ha-Torah and also active in educational and charity affairs. His works are Esh Dat (11 vols.) and Be'er Moshe. He was awarded the Israel Prize for rabbinical literature in 1968.