Template talk:Brisker family tree
reordering Berel vs. Meshulam Dovid
At User_talk:Joe_Decker#Meshulam_Dovid_Soloveitchik I received a request to change the ordering to reflect that Berel was the eldest from User:Yoninah, and I have done so, feel free to let me know if there are any issues with this edit, or if I can be of further assistance. --j⚛e deckertalk to me 18:39, 30 January 2011 (UTC)
Also, the Beis Halevi had another son named Reb Simcha, and he has a son named Rav Yosef Dov in Monsey and he had a son named Rav Yitzchak. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:05, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
The traditional family trees don't reflect the Beis Halevi's first marriage which appears quite understandable as his father-in-law ran him out of town and it would follow that he therefore didn't have much contact with his first son. Menachemsdavis (talk) 21:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
-Reb Chaim Brisker's wife Lifsha, as noted, was the daughter of R Refael Shapiro. She was also the granddaughter of the Netziv (R Refael's father-in-law), great-granddaughter of R Yitchak of Volozhin (The Netziv's father-in-law) and great-great-granddaughter of R Chaim of Volozhin (R Yitzchak's father). So R Chaim's children were great-grandchildren of the Netziv and great-great-great grandchildren of R Chaim of Volozhin. The Netziv's sons, Rav Chaim Berlin and Rav Meir Bar-Ilan, were thus first cousins, once removed, of Rav Chaim Brisker. Rav Meir Bar-Ilan's daughter, Judith Berlin, married Rabbi Professor Saul Lieberman, who himself was a first cousin of the Chazon Ish. The Chazon Ish's sister married the Steipler Gaon, Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, father of Rav Chaim Kanievsky. Rav Chaim Kanievsky's wife, Batsheva Kanievsky, was the daughter of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, whose wife was the daughter of Rav Aryeh Levin. Rav Elyashiv also had a daughter who married Rav Ezriel Auerbach, son of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, who is descended from Rav Yaakov Yosef of Polnoy, one of the Baal Shem Tov's primary students. Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach also has a daughter married to Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg. So Rav Chaim Brisker's first cousin Judith Berlin married the Chazon Ish's first cousin, Rabbi Lieberman.
-Rabbi Dr. Isadore Twersky's daughter (Tzipporah) is married to Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, leader of a congregation in Bronx, New York; great-grandson of chazzan Yoessele Rosenblatt; 2007 Rabbi of the year according to the NY board of rabbis, and mentioned as candidate for the chief rabbinate of the UK. http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-britains-chief-rabbi-lord-sacks-is-proving-a-very-hard-act-to-follow/
-Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein's son Moshe is Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion, while another son, Mayer, serves as a rabbi in the Hesder Yeshiva of Othniel (they thus far only have Hebrew language wikipedia pages).
-Peshka Feinstein Soloveichik, wife of Rav Moshe Soloveitchik, is the daughter of Rav Eliyahu Feinstein. Rav Eliyahu's sister-in-law married Rav Dovid Feinstein, father of Rav Moshe Feinstein, thus making Rav Moshe Feinstein a first cousin of Peshka, and Rav Moshe's sons Rav Dovid and Rav Reuven, 2nd cousins of Rav Moshe Soloveitchik's children.
-Rav Malkiel Kotler, son of R Shneur Kotler, grandson of R Aharon Kotler, great-grandson of R Isser Zalman Meltzer (R Aharon's father-in-law), in a previous marriage married a granddaughter of R Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik. R Isser Zalman also had a granddaughter (daughter of R Isser Zalman's son, Rav Zvi Yehuda Meltzer) who married Rav Yehuda Amital, founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rav Amital's children are thus 2nd cousins of Rav Malkiel Kotler. Similarly, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein's children are third cousins of Rav Yitzchok Zev (Reb Velvel) Soloveitchik's great-grandchildren. So the match between Rav Malkiel and a granddaughter of R Yitzchok Zev was a match between Rav Amital's first cousin, and Rav Aharon Lichtenstein's 2nd cousin (via marriage). Interesting tidbit, as Rav Amital and Rav Lichtenstein were the original Roshei Yeshiva of Har Etzion circa 1970, and had no relation at the time they joined together in building their yeshiva. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:50, 15 October 2012 (UTC)