What is the source for the Chasam Sofer having said (regarding the Zohar), "If we could sift the book and keep only what R’ Shimon Bar Yochai wrote, it would be a very very thin book. You would only have a few pages."?

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    Why the commentless down-votes? Oct 19, 2017 at 22:49
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    @efraim it's a pretty terrible question post. Why should anyone think such a quotation exists that we should seek its source
    – Double AA
    Oct 20, 2017 at 1:40

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Apparently it is quoted by one of the Chasam Sofer's students, Rabbi Eliezer Lipman Naizatts, in his sefer Mei Menuchot, page 43a, as having been said by the Chasam Sofer in front of many of his students.

Follow the link: http://parsha.blogspot.com/2011/06/chasam-sofers-position-that-zohar-is.html

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