Today, 307 years ago, in the year 1713, the Noda BeYehudah was born in Apt (Opatów, Poland).
Rabbi Yechezkal Landau, was born to his parents R’ Yehuda and Mrs. Chaya, the great-granddaughter of the great Rebbe R’ Heschel of Cracow. He was a member of the famous Galician Landau family, whose origin is the town Landau, in Rhineland.
R’ Yechezkel authored many sefarim. His two most famous ones are Noda BeYehudah, which incorporates his father’s name, and Tzlach, which is the acronym of Tz’iyon La’nefesh Ch’ayah, which incorporates his mother’s name.
Source: Mofes HaDor, page 1.
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