This Day in Jewish History / A Rabbinical Leader Who Thought Children Should Know Science Dies

Yechezkel Landau helped expose Jewish children to secular learning, despite his concerns that young Jews would assimilate.

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On April 29, 1793, Rabbi Yechezkel ben Yehuda Landau died, in Prague, at the age of 79. As chief rabbi of the Bohemian capital, Landau was a highly influential and consulted authority, a scholar who walked a...