Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik

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Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik
Rosh Yeshivas Brisk
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Position Rosh Yeshiva
Yeshiva Brisk Yeshiva, Jerusalem
Personal details
Birth name Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik
Born Brest, Belarus
Denomination Orthodox
Residence Jerusalem
Parents Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik and Alte Hindl Auerbach

Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik (known as Reb or Rav Dovid) (born 1921) (Hebrew: משולם דוד סולובייצ'יק‎) is an Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva of one of the branches of the Brisk yeshivas[1] in Jerusalem, Israel, attended by select young Talmudists, mainly from the United States. He is a son of Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik,[2] a son-in-law of Rabbi Osher Sternbuch of London[3] and a brother-in-law of Rabbi Moishe Sternbuch and Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu. He is also the Nasi (president) of the Edah HaChareidis.

Early life[edit]

Soloveitchik is the fifth of twelve children and the third son born to Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik and his wife, Alte Hindl, the daughter of Rabbi Chaim Auerbach of Jerusalem. Although the exact date of his birth is unknown, his older brother Chaim was born in January 1920 and his younger brother Refoel Yehoshua was born in spring 1924.[4] He was named Meshulam after his maternal great grandfather, Meshulam Auerbach, who proposed the shidduch between his granddaughter and the son of Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik.[5]

Rosh yeshiva[edit]

His yeshiva is located in the Gush Shemonim section of Jerusalem.

He has yet to publish any works on the Talmud, but many of his works have been published by his students, especially in the latest Mishor prints of his father's works. He is considered by Briskers to be one of the last authentic remnants of a pre-WWII Jewish Lithuania, and is often quoted for his memories of his father's and grandfather's lives and teachings.[6][7][8][9]

Soloveitchik's son, Velvel, is a maggid shiur (lecturer) in his father's yeshiva. His daughter is married to Rabbi Nechemya Kaplan, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Shaar HaTalmud, Jerusalem.[3]

Esti Rosenberg, director of Migdal Oz (seminary)
Rabbi Yitzchok Lichtenstein, Maggid Shiur at Yeshiva Bais Yosef-Novardok Brooklyn branch; mara d’asrah of Kehillas Bais Avrohom, Monsey, NY
Rabbi Yosef Dov (Reb Berel) Soloveitchik
Rabbi Avrohom Yehoshua Soloveitchik
Rabbi Mosheh Lichtenstein, Co-Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion
Rabbi Meshulam Dovid (Reb Dovid) Soloveitchik
Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik
Rabbi Mayer Lichtenstein, Maggid Shiur at Yeshivat Otniel
Rabbi Yosef Dov (HaLevi) Soloveitchik
author of Beis HaLevi
Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik
"Reb Chaim Brisker"
Rabbi Yitzchak Zev (Reb Velvel) Soloveitchik
"The GRIZ"
The Brisker Rov
Lifsha Soloveitchik Feinstein
Dr. Tovah Soloveitchik Lichtenstein
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt
Rabbi Refael Shapiro, Rosh Yeshiva of Volozhin yeshiva
Lifsha Shapiro
Rabbi Refoel Soloveitchik
Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein
Tzipporah Rosenblatt
Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik
Dr. Atarah Soloveitchik Twersky
Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, Maggid Shiur at Yeshiva Toras Moshe
Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. (Yosef Dov) Soloveitchik
"The Rav"
Rabbi Dr. Isadore Twersky, Talner Rebbe of Boston
Rabbi Mayer Twersky, Rosh Yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik
Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik
Rabbi Dr. Haym Soloveitchik
Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik, Rosh Yeshivas Brisk (Chicago); Rav of Kehilas Beth Sholom Ahavas Achim
Peshka Feinstein Soloveichik
Dr. Samuel Soloveichik
Rabbi Eliyahu Soloveichik, Maggid Shiur at Lander College's Beis Medrash L'Talmud
Rabbi Meir Yaakov Soloveichik
Shulamit Soloveitchik Meiselman
Rabbi Moshe Meiselman, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Moshe
Rabbi Yosef Soloveichik
Anne Soloveitchik Gerber
Rabbi Chayim Soloveichik, Maggid Shiur at Yeshivat Reishit; Morah D’Asrah of Kehillat Ohr Sholom, Ramat Beit Shemesh
Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik
Rabbi Shmuel Chaim Soloveitchik
Rabbi Yitzchok Soloveitchik
Rabbi Yisroel Soloveitchik
Rabbi Yisroel Gershon Soloveitchik
Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik
Rabbi Boruch Soloveitchik
Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Soloveitchik
Daughter Soloveitchik, Wife of Rabbi Shlomo Zev Karlibach


Shiurei Rabbeinu Meshulam Dovid HaLevi (written by students)

מאמר שעת השמד


  1. ^ S. Baruchi (21 May 2003). "HaRav Yechiel Michel Feinstein, zt'l". Dei'ah veDibur. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Freund, Rabbi Tuvia. "Exploring the Pesach Preparations of the Brisker Rav, zt"l". Hamodia. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Bernstein, Dovid (13 January 2010). "Granddaughter of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik Engaged to American Bochur". Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Meller, pp. 134–135.
  5. ^ Meller, pp. 115–116.
  6. ^ Weinstock, Yair (June 1999). Tales for the Soul: A famous novelist retells classic stories with passion and spirit I. p. vii. ISBN 1-57819-286-2. 
  7. ^ Parkoff, Eliezer; Linas, Eliezer (2002). Trust me: An anthology of emunah and bitachon. Feldheim Publishers. p. 31. ISBN 1-58330-531-9. 
  8. ^ Shtern, Mosheh Aharon; Goldstein, Yitzchok Meir (2000). From a Pure Fire. p. 12. ISBN 1-58330-448-7. 
  9. ^ Shain, Ruchoma. All for the Boss: The life and impact of R' Yaakov Yosef Herman, a Torah Pioneer in America. Feldheim Publishers. p. 359. ISBN 1-58330-470-3.