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Landau, Ezekiel
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(Oct 8, 1713, Opatow, now Voivodship of Kielce, Poland – Apr 29, 1793, Prague) was the preeminent rabbi of the last decades of the 18th century. He served in Jampol before his election to the chief rabbinate of Prague. Thousands studied in his academy. Landau composed influential novellae on various talmudic tractates (Tziyun le-nefesh Chaya), sermons (Derushei ha-Tzlach), and glosses on the Shulchan Aruch (Dagul me-Revava). His Responsa, Noda bi-Yehuda (1776/1811), established his reputation as the greatest authority of his time in the field of th…

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Silber, Michael K., “Landau, Ezekiel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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