Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik

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Dovid Soloveitchik
רבי משולם דוד הלוי סולובייצ'יק.jpg
TitleRosh Yeshivas Brisk
Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik

ParentsRabbi Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik and Alte Hindl Auerbach
PositionRosh Yeshiva
YeshivaBrisk Yeshiva, Jerusalem

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 Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik,[2] a son-in-law of Osher Sternbuch of London[3] and a brother-in-law of Moishe Sternbuch and Chanoch Ehrentreu.

Early life[edit]

Soloveitchik is the fifth of twelve children and the third son born to Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik and Alte Hindl, daughter of Chaim Auerbach (not to be confused with Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach). 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 Chaim Soloveitchik.[5]

Rosh yeshiva[edit]

Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik with students

Soloveitchik's yeshiva is located in the Gush Shemonim section of Jerusalem. One of his students was Mosheh Twersky.

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-World War II 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, who is the son in-law of Berel Povarsky is a maggid shiur (lecturer) in his father's yeshiva.[10] His daughter is married to Nechemya Kaplan, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Shaar HaTalmud in Jerusalem.[11]


Shiurei Rabbeinu Meshulam Dovid HaLevi (written by students)

מאמר שעת השמד


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  2. ^ Freund, Rabbi Tuvia. "Exploring the Pesach Preparations of the Brisker Rav, zt"l". Hamodia. Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Marrying Soloveitchik".
  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.
  10. ^ The Brisker Rav: The Life and Times of Maran HaGaon ... Yitzchok ..., Volume 1 By Shimon Yosef Meller The Brisker Rav: The Life and Times of Maran HaGaon ... Yitzchok ..., Volume 1 By Shimon Yosef Meller Check |url= value (help). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ Shimon Yosef Meller. The Brisker Rav: The Life and Times of Maran HaGaon Yitzchok. Volume 1.