Letter by Rabbi Shimon Sofer
Av Beis Din of Cracow
Kashrus certificate for a wine store belonging to R’ Yishai Alexander of Frankfurt am Main, handwritten and autographed by Rabbi Shimon Sofer, Av Beis Din of Cracow and author of Michtav Sofer.
In this kashrus certificate, Rabbi Shimon writes that he had received the testimony of
“Outstanding rabbis and tzaddikim who are familiar with him and his store, whose statements are very reliable, and it is fitting for all the House of Israel to rely on their testimony.” And therefore… “Humble ones shall drink from his wine and rejoice.”
The certificate was created and signed on
“Thursday, Parshas Re’eh (25 Av, 5642), 1882 in the Marienbad resort area” approximately 6 months prior to the Michtav Sofer’s passing.
The certificate is signed,
“The humble Shimon son of Hagaon Mahara”m (Morenu Harav Moshe) Sofer zt”l, Av Beis Din of Cracow and its environs”.
Rabbi Shimon Sofer
(1821-1883), author of Michtav Sofer, was the son and disciple of his father the Chasam Sofer, perpetuating his sacred legacy of strengthening religious observance in the Diaspora. A genius who was fluent in both the Revealed and Hidden Torah, Rabbi Shimon Sofer was one of the foremost spiritual leaders of his generation, serving first as Rav and Av Beis Din in Mattersdorf and later in Cracow until his passing in 1883. His brilliance and versatile talents led him to serve as a member of the Austrian Parliament, where he acted as the liaison between the government and Jewish community.
Marienbad, 1882. Stamped at top of the letter. Size: 23X14.5 Good condition.
Any inquiries about this lot ?