This Day in Jewish History Translator of Yiddish Medieval Romance Dies

Elijah Levita, the great Renaissance-era Hebrew grammarian and poet, is remembered for scholarly works and the 'Bovo Bukh,' a Yiddish version of the romance of Sir Bevis of Hampton.

January 28, 1549, is the day on which Elijah Levita, the great Renaissance-era Hebrew grammarian and poet, died. Aside from his many scholarly works, Levita...