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Lot #    29055
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 11:05:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zelah (Ziyyun le-Nefesh Hayyah)
Title (Hebrew)    צלח (ציון לנפש חיה)
Author    R. Ezekiel Landau
City    Slavuta [i.e. Jozefow]
Publisher    דוד סעדי' ישעי' וואקס
Publication Date    1856;55
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 54; [1], 75; [1], 43, [1] ff., 2°, 394:221 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, old hands, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards, rubbed.
   Three parts in one volume. R. Ezekiel b. Judah Landau (1713–1793), halakhic authority of the 18th century, known as the Noda bi-Yhudah, after one of his works (see below). 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.
Paragraph 2    ... והוא ספר ציון לנפש חיה על מסכת פסחים ... בהוצאות ובהשתדלות ... מהו' אברהם זעצר נ"י בן ... מהו' ישכר דוב ז"ל.

... והוא ספר ציון לנפש חיה על מסכת ביצה ...

... והוא ספר ציון לנפש חיה על מסכת ברכות ...

בשער: נדפס ביוזעפאף בדפוס שהיה מלפנים בסלאוויטא. "בסלאוויטא" באותיות גדולות. על-פי סדילקאב תקצ"ב. ראינו טופס נוסף, עם אותה דפוסת, שנדפס בסדר שונה, דף-על-דף וכמעט שורה-על-שורה על-פי הוצאה זו, וספירת דפיו משובשת, ושמא נדפס מאוחר יותר? בהוצאה זו נשמטו קטעים רבים. עיין: דברי המביא לבית הדפוס בהוצאת לעמבערג תרל"ו, בסוף הספר.

   CD-EPI 0178447; 0178444; 0178446; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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