Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 190:

A Document Confirming the Announcement of Wedding Banns - Signed by Rabbi Shimon Sofer, Rabbi of Krakow, 1861

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Official document, a declaration regarding a couple interested in marrying. Krakow, 1861. German.
At the bottom of the document is the signature of Rabbi Shimon Sofer: "Simon Schreiber [=sofer] Rabbiner..." and underneath is the stamp of the Krakow Jewish community.
Rabbi Shimon Sofer of Krakow (1821-1883) son and disciple of the Chatam Sofer was a prominent rabbi in his times and an exceptional Torah scholar, holy and pure from his childhood. His father considered his mind and ideas untainted and relied on R. Shimon's reasoning from the time of his youth. He also studied kabbalah following his father's advice. He served in the Mattersdorf rabbinate and in 1861 was appointed Rabbi of Krakow. He was one of the Orthodox Jewish leaders of Galicia and also served in the Viennese parliament. His books: "Michtav Sofer" - responsa, novella and homiletics on the Torah.
At the top of the document are official postage stamps.
33.5 cm. Good condition. Few tears to margins and folding creases.

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