Meleches Shamayim

Author: Rav Yitzchok Dov Bamberger zt”l, The Würzberger Rav.

Publication Date: July 2022


The sefer Meleches Shamayim is renowned in the field of scribal law as a fundamental and authoritative work. The Meleches Shamayim was first published in 1853, and reprinted as a revised edition in 1860. One of the interesting historical aspects of the Meleches Shamayim is that upon the first publication, many small works on this subject were sidelined due to the expansiveness of the Meleches Shamayim. One of these works was a small pamphlet titled Keses Sofer written by Rabbi Shlomo Gantzfried (famed author of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch) which was used by many soferim at the time. Rabbi Gantzfried set out to publish a sefer to rival the work of the Würzburger Rav. This