Saturday, July 6, 2013

On a descendant of the Chatam Sofer

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Prof. Moshe Schreiber, a descendant of the Chatam Sofer (and depriving him of his books). In his home, he had Portraits of his illustrous ancestors, the Chatam Sofer, the Ktav Sofer, the Shevet Sofer, followed by a photo of himself with the caption טעות סופר. I got enjoyment out of it, I figured I'd share.
The source for the quip is said to have originated with Rabbi Yehuda Leib Fishman Maimon in reference to Avraham Sofer, the editor of several volumes of the Meiri, from manuscript.

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