Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 191:

Sifri - Salzbach, 1802 - Copy of the Ktav Sofer and his Descendants - Dedication for the Wedding of the Ktav Sofer, 1833

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Sifri, Bamidbar-Devarim. With Kuntress Acharon by R. David Heshel Ish Horowitz son of the Machane Levi. Sulzbach, 1802. Approbations by R. Pinchas Horowitz author of the Hafla'ah and R. Mordechai Bennet Rabbi of Nikolsburg.
On the margins of the title page is an interesting dedication to the Ktav Sofer upon his marriage [in 1833], from one of his friends who highly praises the Ktav Sofer ("son of holy descent and he himself is holy") and signs "Leib son of R. Mordechai Zvi ---".
Ownership inscription of the son of the Ktav Sofer, R. Shimon Sofer, Rabbi of Erlau and of his grandson, R. Moshe Sofer, Rabbi in Erlau. Stamps of his great-grandson R. Yochanan Sofer Rabbi of Erlau-Jerusalem. On page 39/a is the signature of "Yochanan son of Maharam". Offered here is a copy which was passed on through four generations of leading Torah scholars in Hungary and in Eretz Israel.
R. Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, known as "R. Shmuel Wolf" (1815-1872), was one of the leading Torah figures of his times. Eldest son of the Chatam Sofer, from 1839 succeeded his father in the rabbinate and as head of the Pressburg Yeshiva. His disciples were prominent rabbis in Hungary and its surroundings. His works of responsa and Talmudic novellae and commentary on the Torah are titled Ktav Sofer. His son, R. Shimon Sofer (1850-1944), author of Hitorerut Teshuva, served as Rabbi of Erlau for more than 60 years, assisted by his son R. Moshe Sofer, author of Yad Sofer, who served as Ra'avad of the city. He was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz at the age of close to 95 together with his son Rabbi Moshe. Their progeny R. Yochanan Sofer the Erlau Rebbe (1923-2016), was one of the eldest rebbes of our generation and headed the Mo'etzet Gedolei HaTorah of Agudat Yisrael. He headed the "Ohel Shimon - Erlau" Yeshiva and founded the Erlau community, which is one of the largest Chassidic communities established in Eretz Israel after the Holocaust.
[1], 87, [2] leaves. 20 cm. Good condition. Few stains. On leaves 34-36 are many glosses in a later handwriting. Old binding, non-contemporary.

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