There was a letter written by Rav Yechezkel Landau to the followers of Reb Yonason Eibeshitz after the whole debacle between their leader and Reb Yaakov Emden. I have seen a few English versions of this letter, but I wanted to see the original text.

Where can I read this letter online?

What piqued my interest was from the language used, it seems Rav Landau implicated guilt on the part of Rav Eibeshitz leveled against him by Rav Emden of being a secret Sabatian. In spite of this, he told Rav Eibeshitz' followers not to leave him, as he is a holy learned man.

I would like to see the original myself to see if this is in fact what was written.

  • Contact Professor Shneur Leiman, I'm sure he knows the whereabouts of this letter. he lives in queens, so check him up there, he goes by Sid leiman. try this email address: sleiman@brooklyn.cuny.edu – Shoel U'Meishiv May 8 '15 at 13:34
  • Where did you see this letter in English? – wfb May 8 '15 at 14:15
  • @wfb In the artscroll Great Jewish Letters. artscroll.com/Books/9781422609538.html one other place also quoted it in passing, but i don't recall offhand where that was. – user6591 May 8 '15 at 15:15
  • @Mefaresh thank you for the tip. I emailed him, now let's see what happens. – user6591 May 8 '15 at 15:16
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    Glad to be of assistance. You will probably appreciate this article by the aforementioned prof leiman leimanlibrary.com/texts_of_publications/… – wfb May 8 '15 at 22:06

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