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Light From the West

The Life and Times of the Chasam Sofer

by Zelig Schachnowitz

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The Chasam Sofer, Rabbi Moshe Sofer, is one of the most distinguished personages West-European Orthodox Jewry produced in the last two centuries. As his contemporaries decreed, Moshe emes v’Toraso emes: Moshe is true and his teachings are true – a dictum allocated to very few. A Torah giant who set the stage and the standard for Torah-true Judaism in modern times, the Chasam Sofer founded and guided the famed Yeshiva of Pressburg, which became the forerunner of hundreds of yeshivos that sprang forth in Hungary. His influence spread far beyond Hungary, and his responsa became an accepted guide in questions regarding Judaism. We present this new, revised edition of this inspiring biographical work for contemporary readers to enjoy.


  • ITEM #: 4451
  • ISBN: 978-1-58330-926-1
  • Weight: 1.0000 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 244 pages
  • Published by: Feldheim Publishers
  • Translated by: Joseph Leftwich

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  • A great classic made better!

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    • 2/27/11

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    • Eliyahu g

    I read the original edition of this book and found it amazing. Reads like a novel, yet really gives an undrstanding of the Chasam Sofer and his times. This new edition gives new life to a great book.

  • Clear Feeling of the times

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    I couldn't put it down. The descriptive writing was exemplary. Highly recommend the book. Gives a very clear picture of the life and times of the Chasam Sofer.

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