What was the Chasam Sofers opinion on Peter the Apostate
The Sefer Takanos Utefilos (R.Shlomo Shick, nephew of the Maharam Shick) writes That the Beregsas Rov (R. Shlomo Sofer zt”l son of the Ksav Sofer) wrote to him as follows:
“ The Kunteres that my holy Zeideh Chasam Sofer copied the story of the Notzri*.
“On the 9th day in Teves, R. Shimon Hakalfus died.
He was the uncle of the Notzri. His mother Miriam was a sister to R.Shimon. Because R. Shimon went in the Shlichos of the Chachamim ----- Chazal established a day of fast for generations on the 9th day of Teves”.
This Kunteres, my Zeideh(Ch. Sofer) copied from a Christian book, written by Jahn Jakob Haltrika.---
לבי אומר לי (my heart tells me**) This story doesn’t sound like a Chasam Sofer story. Although theCh. Sofer was very familiar and had a vast knowledge in secular subjects, It probably wasn’t his style to copy stories from a Goy who wrote a book on Christianity.
R.Shlomo Shick must have been an interesting character. The Levushei Mordechai
(Mad) Y.D. 88 writes on him “all his Sefarim need Geniza.
Therefore , we shouldn't jump to conclusions, what the Ch. Sofer held of Peter the apostle.
** I have no proof
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