Auction No. 113

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

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 400 - $ 600
Sold for $ 244
Including buyer's premium

Torat Moshe. Commentary by Rabbi Moshe Sofer, the Chatam Sofer, on the Torah. Published by his grandson, Rabbi Shimon Sofer. Pressburg, [1879-1893]. The title page of Exodus bears the stamp of Rabbi Shimon Sofer of Erlau (the publisher).

Complete set in one volume. The book was published from manuscript by Rabbi Shimon Sofer of Erlau, who added his own ideas to the body of the book (in parentheses).

Rabbi Shimon Sofer was born in Pressburg in 1850. His father was Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, author of Ktav Sofer, son of the author of Chatam Sofer. He lived in Kleinwardein, Uman, Kiev and Pressburg. From 1881, he served as rabbi of Erlau for over sixty years. He was a leader of Hungarian Jewry until he was murdered at a very old age by the Nazis in 1944. He authored Shu"t Hitorerut Teshuvah. His grandson is theAdmor Yochanan of Erlau.

[2], 52: [1], 94: [1], 66: 60; 80 leaves. 23 cm. Fine condition. Acidic paper.

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