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Chatam Sofer


This year too, we can look forward to the Bratislava Collector's Days, which will be held on June 3 - 4, 2022 in Bratislava Incheba.
Today we will present you one edition, the sale of which will take place at the Bratislava Collector's Days.

Rabbi Moshe Schreiber – Chatam Sofer
Chatam Sofer, real name Moše Schreiber, was an important Jewish rabbi and scholar closely associated with Prešpork in the first half of the 19th century. He was born on September 24, 1762 in Frankfurt am Main. He studied Hebrew, Torah and Talmud. He excelled perhaps throughout his life with his diligent study and deep knowledge. He graduated from the rabbinical school in Mainz and later became a student of the Frankfurt rabbi Adler. He worked in the Czech Republic, in the nearby Austrian Burgenland, and on October 13, 1806, he started working as the chief rabbi in the Jewish community in Bratislava. He held this post for 33 years. He founded a successful yeshiva - a rabbinical school, from which his students went to various corners of Europe and beyond. He was an important teacher, interpreter of the Torah and a counsellor with reach even, allegedly, to the European noble courts. Apart from the position of rabbi, he also held the position of chief judge of the rabbinical court. As a man of letters, he was the author of many texts, reviews, books, as well as religious songs and poetry. Orthodox rabbi Chatam Sofer died on October 3, 1839 in Bratislava at the age of 77 as one of the most important rabbis ever. After his death, his son Ketav Sofer assumed the position of chief rabbi in Bratislava.

Chatam Sofer Memorial and Museum
The old Jewish cemetery almost completely disappeared after 1943 due to the construction of a tunnel under the castle hill and extensive regulation of the banks of the nearby Danube. Chatam Sofer's grave, along with 23 other graves of Jewish scholars in its vicinity, were saved from destruction. The others were exhumed and transferred to a newer cemetery. The place was able to survive both the totalitarian regime and the whims of the socialist establishment, which did not hesitate to destroy Jewish monuments. Awareness of the preservation of the grave of an important figure of the Orthodox Jewish faith and the interest of visitors existed even in the time of the "Iron Curtain". The preserved torso of the original cemetery, covered with a concrete shelter, was reconstructed and ceremonially opened in 2002. It thus became a unique museum in the whole of Slovakia, which commemorates a rabbi of world importance. The museum, giving the impression of underground spaces, has also been known for many years as the Chatam Sofer Mausoleum.

The author of the proposal is Adrian Ferda.

The central motif is a portrait of a rabbi inspired by period graphics from the second half of the 19th century. In the left part is the so-called the Jewish part of Bratislava at the time in the foreground the house of the good shepherd in the background the silhouette of the already burnt Bratislava castle.
In the right part is the St. George's Synagogue, where he worked during the Napoleonic siege of Bratislava.
In 2022, we commemorate the 260th anniversary of the birth of Chatam Sofer and the 20th anniversary of the opening of a unique museum in the whole of Slovakia, which commemorates this rabbi of world importance.

Euro Souvenir CHATAM SOFER
Quantity: 3000 pcs
Price: €3
Sale date: June 3, 2022
Place of sale: Bratislava collector's days, Incheba Bratislava