HARAV HAGAON R. YOSEF DOV HALEVI LEVINE ZT”L
Rabbi Levine was born in Ashmana, Vilna. A great Torah scholar and lamdan, he was a student of the Netziv zt”l in the yeshiva of Volozhin.
When he came to America, he served as rabbi in various cities in Connecticut, as well as in Toronto, and Newark.
As a rosh yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, he influenced many students. Rabbi Levine compiled a sefer entitled Yad Halevi in which he displays his greatness in both halakhah and aggadah. The first essay in the sefer is his siyum on the entire Talmud which he recited at his wedding when he was 20 years old.