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LOT: 129

Shot of the Chatam Sofer – first edition, Pressburg, 1841-1855. Copy of the Gaon Rabbi Haim Berlin with glosses handwritten by him.

Sections: Orech Hayyim and Yoreh De’ah bound together. Each section has a separate cover page. First edition. Printed by Anton/Franz Schmidt, Pressburg 1841-1855, respectively. With listing of ownership on the cover and last page of Yoreh De’ah: “Hayim Berlin of Volozhin.” A number of glosses in both sections written by hand by Rabbi Haim Berlin. Rabbi Moshe Sofer (1762-1839) was a leader of the Charedi community in Germany and Mediterranean Europe. A great rabbi and posek. Rabbi of Pressburg, which was the most important community in the country, and served there until his death. The yeshiva he founded became a spiritual center for European Jewry and was the largest since the Jews of Babylon. His teaching method was slowly adopted by a majority of yeshivot in Hungary. Authored around 100 different text. Rabbi Haim Berlin (1832-1913), Av Beit Din and Ram of Volozhin, rabbi of Moscow and Jerusalem, son of the Natziv of Volozhin. | New binding, stamps of ownership, moth holes. | 82; [4], 153, [6] pages. 38cm. Generally good condition.
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