Shimon Sofer

Prominent Austrian Orthodox Jewish rabbi in the 19th century.

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Moses Sofer

One of the leading Orthodox rabbis of European Jewry in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Original lithography by Josef Kriehuber, circa 1830; now displayed in the Albertina.
Interior of the memorial in Bratislava, Slovakia (the grave of the Chasam Sofer is at the left).
Rabbi Yochanan Sofer

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.

The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a. The center column contains the Talmud text, beginning with a section of Mishnah. The Gemara begins 14 lines down with the abbreviation גמ (gimmel-mem) in larger type. Mishnah and Gemara sections alternate throughout the Talmud. The blocks of text on either side are the Rashi and Tosafot commentaries, printed in Rashi script. Other notes and cross references are in the margins.
An early printing of the Talmud (Ta'anit 9b); with commentary by Rashi
A page of a medieval Jerusalem Talmud manuscript, from the Cairo Geniza
A full set of the Babylonian Talmud
Talmudic saying on the Divine Presence
Koren Talmud Bavli
The Talmud on display in the Jewish Museum of Switzerland brings together parts from the first two Talmud prints by Daniel Bomberg and Ambrosius Froben.
Jewish Scene I
Jewish Scene II
A Controversy Whatsoever on Talmud<ref>See Schleicher's paintings at MutualArt.</ref>
At the Rabbi's
Jews studying Talmud, París, c. 1880–1905
Samuel Hirszenberg, Talmudic School, c. 1895–1908
Ephraim Moses Lilien, The Talmud Students, engraving, 1915
Maurycy Trębacz, The Dispute, c. 1920–1940
Solomon's Haggadoth, bronze relief from the Knesset Menorah, Jerusalem, by Benno Elkan, 1956
Hilel's Teachings, bronze relief from the Knesset Menorah
Jewish Mysticism: Jochanan ben Sakkai, bronze relief from the Knesset Menorah
Yemenite Jews studying Torah in Sana&#039;a
Oz veHadar edition of the first page of the Babylonian Talmud, with elements numbered in a spiraling rainbowː (1) Joshua Boaz ben Simon Baruch's Mesorat haShas, (2) Joel Sirkis's Hagahot (3) Akiva Eiger's Gilyon haShas, (4) Completion of Solomon ben Isaac's commentary from the Soncino printing, (5) Nissim ben Jacob's commentary, (6) Hananel ben Hushiel's commentary, (7) a survey of the verses quoted, (8) Joshua Boaz ben Simon Baruch's Ein Mishpat/Ner Mitzvah, (9) the folio and page numbers, (10) the tractate title, (11) the chapter number, (12), the chapter heading, (13), Solomon ben Isaac's commentary, (14) the Tosafot, (15) the Mishnah, (16) the Gemara, (17) an editorial footnote.

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.

Machzikei Hadass

Haredi Jewish political party in 19th-century Austria-Hungary.

Haredi Jewish men during a Torah reading.

Krakow's chief rabbi, Shimon Sofer, was elected in the Kolomea-Buczacz-Sniatyn district.

Machzikei Hadas

Modern Orthodox synagogue in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Visitors in the Orthodox Jewish cemetery in Budapest, circa 1920; the word "Orthodox" (ארטאדאקסען) is painted on the wall, second to the left. Traditionalist Jews in Hungary were the first anywhere to use the term "orthodox" in the formation of an independent Orthodox organization in 1871.

Its first leader was a founding member of this august Rabbinic council, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, Chief Rabbi of Kracow.

Joseph Samuel Bloch

Austrian rabbi and deputy of Polish descent.

Rabbi Joseph Samuel Bloch

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.

Schreiber (surname)

German surname meaning "scribe" or "writer"; often compared to English Clark or Clerk.

First/given, middle and last/family/surname with John Fitzgerald Kennedy as example. This shows a structure typical for the Anglosphere, among others. Other cultures use other structures for full names.

Simon Schreiber (1821–1883), Austrian rabbi

Shmuel Ehrenfeld

Pre-eminent Orthodox Jewish rabbi in pre-war Austria and a respected Torah leader and community builder in post-war America.

Gravestone in Har HaMenuchot cemetery of Jerusalem
The Chasam Sofer
Western entrance to Kiryat Mattersdorf
Neveh Simcha nursing home, which serves the Haredi public of northern Jerusalem

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).

History of the Jews in Verpelét

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.

The synagogue now as a volunteer firefighting base
Jewish cemetery
Maklár station (the former)

This is the same date recorded for the deaths of Eger residents, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, Rabbi Moshe Sofer (II) and their family.

Erlau (Hasidic dynasty)

Haredi dynasty of Hungarian origin, which follows the teachings of the Chasam Sofer and is often considered Hasidic.

Rabbi Moshe Sofer
Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Binyamin Sofer
Rabbi Shimon Sofer
Rabbi Yochanan Sofer
Ohel-Shimon Erlau campus in Katamon, Jerusalem.

Together with his younger brother, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, he started editing and publishing their father's Torah commentary.

Shimon Sofer (Hungarian rabbi)

The Rav of the Hungarian city of Eger (Erlau) and the progenitor of the Erlauer Hasidic dynasty.

Ohel Shimon-Erlau Yeshiva in Katamon, Jerusalem, named after Rabbi Shimon Sofer.

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).