(According to A. M. Habermann, Yelivah is equivalent to the German name Jelieb or Gelieb. This name, meaning "dear," was used as a nickname for the Hebrew Ephraim on account of the verse (Jeremiah 31:19) "Is Ephraim my dear son?" Variants include Lieber, Liba, Lipa.)

Ephraim ben Yaakov YelivahGermanyb. 1132
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