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Chatam Sofer: (1762-1839) Rabbi Moshe Schreiber (also known as Moshe Sofer), an oft-quoted halachist and Torah commentator most commonly known by his main work, Chatam Sofer, "Seal of the Scribe." The Chatam Sofer served as rabbi of Bratislava (Pressburg), Hungary, where he maintained a strong Orthodox Jewish community, established an influential yeshiva, and uncompromisingly opposed the Reform movement then sweeping the region.
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