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Prague Rabbi’s Kin Pay Homage

Some 300 descendants of the renowned 18th-century Prague rabbi, Ezekiel ben Yehuda Landau, recently gathered at his tomb to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his death.

The author of several volumes of Jewish responsa, most notably the work “Noda B’Yehuda,” Landau served the Prague community for almost 40 years.

His progeny, including a dozen rabbis from all over the world, were addressed by rabbis from Prague, Jerusalem and Strasbourg, France, and by one of the descendants, Jerold Weiss of Brooklyn, N.Y., who initiated the repair and restoration of the gravesites of the rabbi and his family.