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67 . Letter from Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer, author of "Shevet Sofer"

Letter from Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer, Rabbi of Pressburg and author of Shevet Sofer. December 18, 1880.

Specifications: 1 leaf, 34x21 cm. Written in a foreign language. Concludes with his signature and his official stamp as Chief Rabbi of Pressburg.

Background: 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 yeshiva of the large yeshiva there when he was just 29-years-old.
The Torah leaders of the generation extolled his virtues. His father, the "Ktav Sofer," noted his greatness and said: "I have chosen him from amongst my sons - who are all good and have integrity - to take over my position." When Rabbi Simcha Bunim was a young man, Admor Chaim Halberstam of Sanz said, "We have no such Torah scholar so young in years amongst us here in Galicia." The Maharam Shick addressed him with the honorofic "Hadrat Geonuto." Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer, a prominent disciple of the Chatam Sofer and rabbi of Pacs, was much older than Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer, but he bent down to kiss his hand when he met him.
He authored the Shevet Sofer series.

Condition: Fine-very fine. Fold marks. Minimal aging stains. 

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