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Lot #    13962
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:12:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Novellae of the Hatam Sofer
Title (Hebrew)    חידושי חתם סופר, הלכות נדה
Author    [Ms. - Women] [R. Asher Wachderlitz]
City    [Presburg]?
Publication Date    c. 1800
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [16] ff., 297:215 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, beautiful Ashkenazic script.
          
Detailed
Description
   Novellae of the Hatam Sofer to the laws of niddah in the Shulhan Arukh, apparently written by R. Asher Wachderlitz (d. 1827). R. Wachderlitz was a devoted student and disciple of the Hatam Sofer and served as rabbi in Shutmensdorf. He was married to the daughter of the scribe of Presburg, R. Issachar Dov Ber ha-Levi Frank, who set him up in a business with an associate. The business did not do well as the two partners were occupied in the study of Torah full time. On an occasion the Hatam Sofer asked the partners on the success of their business, to which R. Asher responded "I'm ready for the Messiah" while his partner quipped "I'll be ready in six weeks". The partners were quoting the Talmud, which states, that the Messiah will not come before all monies are gone form the pocket. Obviously the partner felt six weeks of money was still available from their business. R. Asher became the rabbi in Shutmensdorf and passed on at a young age.
          
Reference
Description
   Hatam Sofer pp. 78-79
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
Other:    Women
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Novellae
  
Kind of Judaica