MAGNIFICENT JUDAICA INCLUDING THE DANIEL LEVINSON COLLECTION OF JEWISH FOLK ART AND GRAPHICS

J. Greenstein & Co., Inc.

יום שלישי, 10.9.24, 12:00
417 Central Ave Cedarhurst, NY 11516 United States, ארצות הברית

The Story of Danny Levinson


In Loving Memory: Daniel Levinson (1938–2024) Born in 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, Daniel was the son of Polish immigrants who sought a better life in America. His upbringing instilled in him a strong work ethic, resilience, and a deep appreciation for Jewish heritage.


As a young man, Daniel felt a calling to serve his country. He joined the United States Navy, dedicating himself to defending freedom and democracy. His commitment to duty and honor left an indelible mark on those who served alongside him.

But perhaps Daniel's most profound passion was his unwavering Zionism. He believed in the dream of a Jewish homeland—a place where his people could thrive, celebrate their traditions, and contribute to the world.


After serving in the United States Navy, Daniel felt a calling to make Aliyah to Israel—a journey that would shape the rest of his life. In the land of his ancestors, he found love, raised a family, and contributed to the vibrant tapestry of Israeli society; his two boys served as officers in the IDF.


Daniel’s love for Russian and Jewish history was unwavering. He immersed himself in the stories, struggles, and triumphs of these rich traditions.


His passion extended beyond books; he collected Judaica artifacts, cherishing each piece as a bridge between generations. Each mezuzah, menorah, and Torah scroll held significance—a bridge between generations and a testament to faith. His collection was more than objects; it was a testament to resilience, survival, and hope.


Daniel touched the lives of many, leaving behind a legacy of love, courage, and intellectual curiosity.


May his memory continue to inspire us all.


Jonathan’s note - I met Danny in the 1990’s in the 27th street flea market in Manhattan’s Chelsea market. We bonded over our mutual love and admiration for antique judaica and remained friends until his passing. He would come visit me in my Brooklyn office to sell me kiddush cups and for dozens of years, my staff loved him as this sweet and hilarious man. His weekly calls would always start the same way “How you doodle?” and end with him screaming about the unfair coverage Israel was getting in the media.His love for Israel and the soldiers of the IDF knew no bounds. He had no greater mission in life than to dedicate himself and his endeavors to the welfare of the Israeli soldiers. Whenever we would negotiate over a piece, he would always say, “it’s going to the soldiers” and I knew it held true. The Greenstein family, Abe, as well as the entire judaica collecting community will forever miss his wit, his humor, his boundless energy and capabilities and his unwavering defense of the Jewish state. If there was social media in his time, he would have been the king.I’m proud to represent his collection.


J Greenstein and Company will be recommending the PACKENGERS to hand delivery and shipping both domestic and international for the lions as well as large framed posters. Smaller items can be shipped in house. Most of the posters in Danny’s collection are safely mounted onto linen for preservation purposes.Many of the lions have small defects consistent with age and usage. Many of them have early restorations as well as repainting and restorative work by Danny himself. Condition reports are available upon request.

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