Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 700
Estimate $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Sold for $ 915
Including buyer's premium

Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer - Schreiber [1843-1906] was the son of Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the oldest son of the Chatam Sofer. His talents and diligence in Torah were already noted when he was very young. He took over his father's position as rabbi of Pressburg and rosh yeshivah of the large yeshivah there when he was just 29-years-old.

The Torah leaders of the generation extolled his virtues. His father, author of Ktav Sofer, noted his greatness and said: "I have chosen him from amongst my sons - who are all good and men of integrity - to take over my position." When Rabbi Simcha Bunim was a young man, the Admor Chaim Halberstam of Sanz said, "We have no such Torah scholar so young in years amongst us here in Galicia." The Mahara"m Schick addressed him with the honorific "Hadrat Geonuto." Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer, a prominent disciple of the Chatam Sofer and rabbi of Paks, was much older than Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer, but he bent down to kiss his hand when he met him. He authored the series Shevet Sofer.

[1] official letterhead. 22x14 cm. 6 lines in his hand and with his signatures. Fine condition. Fold marks and light tear without loss.

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