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Lot #    19789
Auction End Date    1/8/2008 12:51:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Autograph letter R. Solomon Sofer
Title (Hebrew)    '
Author    [Ms.] R. Solomon ben Abraham Sofer
City    Jerusalem - Beregszasz
Publication Date    1890
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 155:195 mm., light age staining, ink on sheet torn from ledger, neat Ashkenazic script, signed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Autograph letter written by R. Solomon ben Abraham Sofer on behalf of the yeshiva Torat Hayyim in Jerusalem. Letters were also written and/or signed by many leading rabbis in Hungary, among them R. Samuel Moleiner, R. Jacob Broda, R. Zion ben Pinhas ha-Kohen Bochner. R. Sofer was in Jerusalem at the time that he wrote this letter. In the letter he informs that he has visited the yeshiva and that there approximately thirty students, among them outstanding Torah scholars, albeit of tender years. He tested them and was pleased. It is therefore a great mitzvah to strengthen and support the yeshiva. R. Solomon ben Abraham Sofer (18531930) was the son of R. Abraham Wolf (Ketav Sofer, 1815-71), a distinguished preacher and writer. He is the author of Hut ha-Meshullash (1887), biographies of his family, the Sofers and the Egers. He served as rabbi of Beregszasz until his death.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica