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Ludvipol, Abraham

LUDVIPOL, ABRAHAM

LUDVIPOL, ABRAHAM (1865–1921), Hebrew journalist. Born in Novograd-Volynsk, he was active in the *Ḥibbat Zion movement in Odessa. In 1890 he sailed for Ereẓ Israel but was not permitted to land. After a sojourn in Alexandria he went to Paris, where he studied and began his career as a journalist, writing in Hebrew for Ha-Meliẓ, as well as in French and Yiddish for other papers. His reputation as a leading Hebrew journalist grew during the Dreyfus affair. When the daily *Ha-Ẓofeh was founded in 1903 he was invited to take up the post of editor. In 1907 he settled in Ereẓ Israel to establish a Hebrew daily of Ḥovevei Zion, but the project fell through. He was active in public affairs in Tel Aviv, and when the daily *Haaretz appeared at the end of World War i, he became a member of its editorial staff.

bibliography:

J. Fichmann, Be-Terem Aviv (1959), 219–22; E.E. Friedman, Sefer ha-Zikhronot (1926), 283–8; Waxman, Literature, 4 (19602), 443; Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 177–8.

[Getzel Kressel]

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