Moshe Soloveichik

Moshe Soloveichik

Moshe Soloveitchik (1879–1941), was an Orthodox rabbi. He was the second son of renowned rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik and grandson of the Beis HaLevi. He married Pesya Feinstein, daughter of the renowned Rabbi of Pruzany, Rabbi Eliyahu Feinstein, and first cousins with Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

At the age of 31, he was appointed rabbi of the town of Raseiniai, a position he held for three years. In 1913, he took the position of rabbi of Khislavichi. After World War I, he went to Poland in 1920, and from there he immigrated to New York in 1929, answering the call of Rabbi Dr. Bernard Revel to join the faculty as Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University.

While Soloveichik was in New York City, his eldest son, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was working on his PhD in philosophy at the University of Berlin, which he completed in 1931. The following year, Rabbi Yosef Dov (often referred to by his students as "The Rav" or Rav Yoshe Ber) moved to Boston and became head of the Jewish community there.

When Soloveichik died in 1941 at the age of 62, his son Rabbi Yosef Dov was asked to fill his father’s place.

Soloveichik’s two younger sons were Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik (1917–2001), who also taught at RIETS, and Dr. Samuel Soloveitchik (1909–1967) who taught chemistry at Yeshiva College. He also had two daughters, Mrs. Shulamit Soloveitchik Meiselman (1912–2009) and Mrs. Anne Soloveitchik Gerber (b. 1913).



In Europe

In America

  • Rabbi Jacob B. Agus
  • Rabbi Moshe Zvi Aryeh Bick
  • Rabbi Sam Genauer
  • Rabbi Mordechai Gifter
  • Rabbi Mordechai Kirshblum
  • Rabbi Dr. Moses Mescheloff
  • Rabbi Moshe Horowitz
  • Rabbi Joseph Weiss
  • Rabbi Louis (Eliezer) Werfel
  • Rabbi Chaim Zimmerman
  • Rabbi Solomon Maimon

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Rabbi Yosef Dov (Reb Berel) Soloveitchik]]
Rabbi Avrohom Yehoshua Soloveitchik
Rabbi Meshulam Dovid (Reb Dovid) Soloveitchik
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
Lifsha Shapiro
daughter of Rav Refael Shapiro
Rabbi Refoel Soloveitchik
Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein
Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik
Dr. Atarah Soloveitchik Twersky
Rabbi Mosheh Twersky
Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. (Yosef Dov) Soloveitchik
"The Rav"
Rabbi Dr. Isadore Twersky
Rabbi Mayer Twersky
Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik
Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik
Rabbi Dr. Haym Soloveitchik
Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik
Peshka Feinstein Soloveichik
Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Soloveitchik
Rabbi Eliyahu Soloveichik
Shulamit Soloveitchik Meiselman
Rabbi Moshe Meiselman
Rabbi Yosef Soloveitchik
Anne Soloveitchik Gerber
Rabbi Chaim Soloveichik
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

See also


  • [1] HaPardes, No. 14 Vol. 2 1940 May: לכבוד חג הסמיכה (Address To Rabbinic Graduates)
  • [2] HaNe'eman, Vol. 28 No. 53 Elul 5739 (1939): בדין רודף והבא במחתרת

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