Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik

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Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik
Rosh Yeshivas Brisk
הרב משולם דוד הלוי סולובייצ'יק מלמד תלמידים.JPG
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]


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.