Noda bi-Yhudah, Vol. 1-2 , R. Ezekiel Landau, Zholkva 1823 (48849)

נודע ביהודה - Unrecorded - Not in Major Collections

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Lot Number: 48849
Title (English): Noda bi-Yhudah, Vol. 1-2
Title (Hebrew): נודע ביהודה
Note: Unrecorded - Not in Major Collections
Author: R. Ezekiel Landau
City: Zholkva
Publisher: Gershon Letteris
Publication Date: 1823
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description:

[1], 60; 108, [5] ff., folio, 380:232 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.

Unrecorded - Not in Major Collections


Detailed Description:   

Important responsa frequently published with glosses and commentaries by some of the greatest rabbis of succeeding generations.

R. Ezekiel b. Judah Landau (1713–1793), halakhic authority of the 18th century, known as the Noda bi-Yhudah, after one of his works. Landau was born in Opatow, Poland, and received his talmudic education in Vladimir-Volinski and Brody. He was endowed with qualities which make him one of the most famous rabbis of the close of the classical Ashkenazi rabbinic era. He came from a wealthy and distinguished family tracing its descent back to Rashi. He had a commanding appearance and rare intellectual ability, was of strong character imbued with a love of truth and of his fellow men, and had considerable diplomatic skill. By nature he was an intellectual ascetic whose main interest lay in the study and teaching of Torah. In his time he was regarded as the prototype of the ideal Jew. At the age of 21 he was already dayyan of Brody, and at 30 rabbi of Yampol. From there he received a call in 1754 to become rabbi of Prague and the whole of Bohemia, one of the highest positions of that time. His famous proclamation of 1752, whose purpose was to put an end to the notorious Emden-Eybeschuetz controversy, which split the Jewish world into two, helped in no small measure in his obtaining this appointment. His tenure of the Prague rabbinate enabled Landau to give practical effect to his outstanding qualities. It afforded ample scope for his rabbinic and communal activity both in Prague itself and beyond. He acted as judge, teacher, and mentor of the community. In his capacity as rabbi of Bohemia, he represented the Jews before the Austrian government. In his great yeshivah, he taught hundreds of students, the cream of Jewish youth from Austria and surrounding countries.


Hebrew Description:



B.E. 132.3; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000142079