This Day in Jewish History / French Composer Fromental Halevy Dies

Halevy became renowned for writing the opera 'La Juive.'

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On March 17, 1862, the Jewish French composer Jacques-Fran ois-Fromental- lie Hal vy died, aged 62. In a long career, during which he wrote some 40 operas, Halevy produced one lasting work – “La Juive” (the...