Prominent Austrian Orthodox Jewish rabbi in the 19th century.- Shimon Sofer
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One of the leading Orthodox rabbis of European Jewry in the first half of the nineteenth century.
All three of his sons became rabbis: Avrohom Shmuel Binyamin Sofer (known as the Ktav Sofer or Ksav Sofer); Shimon Sofer (known as the Michtav Sofer), who became the Rav of Kraków; and Yozef Yozpa Sofer.
Central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law (halakha) and Jewish theology.
Since then many Orthodox rabbis have approved of his work, including Rabbis Shlomo Kluger, Joseph Saul Nathansohn, Jacob Ettlinger, Isaac Elhanan Spektor and Shimon Sofer.
Haredi Jewish political party in 19th-century Austria-Hungary.
Krakow's chief rabbi, Shimon Sofer, was elected in the Kolomea-Buczacz-Sniatyn district.
Modern Orthodox synagogue in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Its first leader was a founding member of this august Rabbinic council, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, Chief Rabbi of Kracow.
Austrian rabbi and deputy of Polish descent.
After the death of the chief rabbi Simon Schreiber in Kraków in 1884, who had been deputy for Kolomea in parliament, Bloch was elected as his successor.
German surname meaning "scribe" or "writer"; often compared to English Clark or Clerk.
Simon Schreiber (1821–1883), Austrian rabbi
Pre-eminent Orthodox Jewish rabbi in pre-war Austria and a respected Torah leader and community builder in post-war America.
When he left to become rav of Pressburg in 1807, he was succeeded in Mattersdorf by his uncle, Rabbi Bunim Eger (brother of Rabbi Akiva Eger), and then by his son, Rabbi Shimon Sofer (the Michtav Sofer).
Jews lived in the northern Hungarian town of Verpelét and the surrounding Heves county from the 15th century or earlier up to the late 17th century, after which they were excluded from the area.
This is the same date recorded for the deaths of Eger residents, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, Rabbi Moshe Sofer (II) and their family.
Haredi dynasty of Hungarian origin, which follows the teachings of the Chasam Sofer and is often considered Hasidic.
Together with his younger brother, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, he started editing and publishing their father's Torah commentary.
The Rav of the Hungarian city of Eger (Erlau) and the progenitor of the Erlauer Hasidic dynasty.
Thereafter, he lived some two years in the Polish city of Kraków, in the company of his uncle, also named Rabbi Shimon Sofer (author of Michtav Sofer).