Eulogy for R. Ezekiel Landau, R. Eliezer b. Naphtali Karpeles, Prague 1793 (49307)

דרוש להספד אבן האות יחזקאל למופת - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 49307
Title (English): Eulogy for R. Ezekiel b. Judah Landau
Title (Hebrew): דרוש להספד אבן האות יחזקאל למופת
Note: Only Edition
Author: R. Eliezer b. Naphtali Karpeles
City: Prague
Publisher: Eva Diesbach
Publication Date: 1793
Estimated Price: $1,000.00 USD - $2,000.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition. [9] ff., octavo, 170:104 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper wrappers.

 

Detail Description

Eulogy for 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 tenure of the Prague rabbinate enabled R. 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

אשר... דרש פה ק"ק פראג בבה"כ צוגיינר בפ’ שלח... מו"ה אליעזר נר"ו בכה"ר נפתלי קרפלש יצ"ו מפראג רב דק"ק אורשי סמוך לאובן ישן במדינו’ אונגרין.

הספד על ר’ יחזקאל לאנדא.אותיות רש"י. עברית

 

References

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000162417;