A report on Shimon Sofer (Hungarian rabbi)

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

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

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Yochanan Sofer

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The Rebbe of the Erlau dynasty, which though not the largest in the number of its adherents is still a significant movement within Haredi Judaism.

The Rebbe of the Erlau dynasty, which though not the largest in the number of its adherents is still a significant movement within Haredi Judaism.

Ohel Shimon-Erlau campus in Katamon, Jerusalem

One of the sons, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, was born in 1850.

Rabbi Moshe Sofer

Erlau (Hasidic dynasty)

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

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.

The Erlau community was established by Rabbi Yochanan Sofer in Jerusalem after World War II to continue the legacy of his grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Sofer, who was Chief Rabbi of Erlau and rosh yeshiva of the Yeshivas Chasam Sofer there.

Original lithography by Josef Kriehuber, circa 1830; now displayed in the Albertina.

Moses Sofer

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

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

He was the leader of the Erlau movement, whose progenitor was his grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Sofer of Erlau, a grandson of the Chatam Sofer, and son of the Ktav Sofer.

Moshe Sofer (II)

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Prominent Orthodox Jewish (Charedi) Rabbi in the early 20th century.

Prominent Orthodox Jewish (Charedi) Rabbi in the early 20th century.

He was the son of Rabbi Shimon Sofer (II) (Hisorerus Tshuva), grandson of Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer (Ksav Sofer) and great-grandson of Rabbi Moshe Sofer (Chasam Sofer).

Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer

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One of the leading rabbis of Hungarian Jewry in the second half of the nineteenth century and rosh yeshiva of the famed Pressburg Yeshiva.

One of the leading rabbis of Hungarian Jewry in the second half of the nineteenth century and rosh yeshiva of the famed Pressburg Yeshiva.

Another son, Rabbi Shimon Sofer was appointed as Rabbi of Erlau (Eger).

Eger

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County seat of Heves, and the second largest city in Northern Hungary (after Miskolc).

County seat of Heves, and the second largest city in Northern Hungary (after Miskolc).

Eger in Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarum (1617)
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The ruins of the Romanesque basilica in the Eger Castle
The stone fortress was built at that time
The Hippolyt Gate, one of the main entrances of the Eger Castle
The gothic episcopal palace of the castle
Eger in Wolf-Dietrich-Klebeband Städtebilder (1568)
Bertalan Székely's "Women of Eger" depicts the siege of 1552
The Eğri Eyalet in the Ottoman Empire (1683)
Eger Minaret, remaining northernmost Ottoman minaret in Europe.
Eger is famous for the narrow alleys in the old part of the inner town
A house in the town centre
The Archiepiscopal Palace of Eger
The Cistercian Church of Eger
Traditional clothing of the citizens of Eger, 1846
A restaurant in Eger
The birthplace of Sándor Bródy in Eger
The minorite church of Eger
A vineyard in Eger
ARC bus on Line 5
Eger Railway Station
The Géza Gárdonyi Theater was named after the author of the Siege of Eger (1552), Géza Gárdonyi
Aerial photography of the Castle and a part of the Downtown, Tetemvár, Almagyar and Cifra hóstya.
The ruins of the medieval cathedral
The new swimming pool. (Architect: Imre Makovecz)
The house of the Sághy-Steinhauser family

Shimon Sofer, Rav of Eger

Kisvárda

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Town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary near the border of Slovakia and Ukraine.

Town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary near the border of Slovakia and Ukraine.

Bertalan Farkas, the first Hungarian astronaut
ByeAlex performing his famous song Kedvesem in a studio

Shimon Sofer (1850–1944), Rav of the Hungarian city of Eger