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Pressburg Yeshiva, established in 1807 in the city of Pressburg, Austrian Empire (today Bratislava, Slovakia) by Rabbi Moses Sofer (known as the Chasam Sofer), was the largest and most influential yeshiva in Central Europe.[1] This yeshiva produced hundreds of future leaders of Austro-Hungarian Jewry.

Upon Moses Sofer's death on October 3, 1839, his son, Rabbi Samuel Benjamin Sofer (known as the Ksav Sofer) succeeded him as rosh yeshiva. Upon the latter's death on December 31, 1871, his son, Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer (known as the Shevet Sofer) assumed both the positions of Rav of Pressburg and rosh yeshiva of the Pressburg Yeshiva.

The Pressburg Yeshiva relocated to Jerusalem, Israel after World War II under the leadership of Moses Sofer's great-grandson (the son of the Shevet Sofer), Rabbi Akiva Sofer (known as the Daas Sofer).

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