Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 188:

A Large Leaf Handwritten by the Chatam Sofer, on Chanuka and Torah Novellae - With a Hitherto Unprinted Section

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A leaf (2 large pages) of Torah novellae for Parshat Vayishlach and for Parshat VaYeshev (Shabbat Chanuka), handwritten by R. Moshe Sofer, author of the Chatam Sofer. [Pressburg, 1833]. On the margins is a notation with another passage in his own handwriting.
Large format leaf. The pages are titled "With G-d's help, that which G-d graced me for Parshat Vayishlach". The leaf contains 10 complete sections of Parshat Vayishlach [the Chatam Sofer in the matter of the relationship between Esau and Ya'akov, alludes to the past and to the future] and a complete section of Parshat Vayeshev which roused the Chatam Sofer to discuss the well-known question of the Beit Yosef regarding the eight days of Chanuka. On the margins in a notation [in the handwriting of the grandson of the Chatam Sofer, who mentions "our teacher, the author"] about the date of the miracle of Chanuka.
These teachings have been printed in the book Chatam Sofer on the Torah, by R. Yosef Naftali Stern. The first section was not printed as it is written here [due to another similar idea printed in 1903, briefly mentioned in the notations of Sha'ar Yosef]. The section on Chanuka matter was printed in the Derashot Chatam Sofer, Part 1, p. 134. (See enclosed material).
Leaf - [2] written pages, approximately 97 lines in his own handwriting. 25X40 cm. Good condition. Stains. Slightly worn at the margins.

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