Soloveichik, Hayyim

(1853-1918)
   Lithuanian talmudist, son of Joseph Baer Soloveichik. He was born in Volozhin, and taught at the yeshivah there from 1880 to 1892. Later he lived in Brest-Litovsk, where he served as a rabbi. He developed a new trend in talmudic study based on conceptual analysis. He also wrote novellae on talmudic tractates and on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah.

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  • SOLOVEICHIK, ḤAYYIM — (known as R. Ḥayyim Brisker; 1853–1918), talmudist and predominant figure in Orthodox Jewry in his time. Soloveichik was born in Volozhin where his father Joseph taught at the yeshivah. At the age of 20, he married a daughter of Raphael Shapiro,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SOLOVEICHIK — SOLOVEICHIK, Lithuanian rabbinical family. (See Chart: Soloveichik Family). It is first heard of in Slobodka. (1) JOSEPH HA LEVI SOLOVEICHIK was the parnas of the community and strove to have the 1758 prohibition forbidding Jews to live in Kovno… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SOLOVEICHIK, JOSEPH BAER, OF VOLOZHIN — (1820–1892), talmudist and rosh yeshivah. Soloveichik was educated by his father, Isaac Ze ev soloveichik of kovno , and his great uncle, Isaac, son of Ḥayyim of Volozhin. While in Volozhin, he married into a wealthy family, but was shortly… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SOLOVEICHIK, MOSHE — (1879–1941), Orthodox rabbi. The son of a distinguished father, Rabbi Ḥayyim Soloveichik , and the father of distinguished sons, Rabbi joseph dov soloveitchik and Rabbi aaron soloveichik , learning was an essential component of his family life.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SOLOVEICHIK, ISAAC ZE'EV HA-LEVI — (1886–1959), rabbi of Brisk (Brest Litovsk), halakhist, and talmudist. Born in Volozhin, Isaac was the son of Ḥayyim Soloveichik , who was his only teacher and regarded him as his spiritual heir, who would continue that tradition of study which… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Soloveichik, Isaac Ze'ev — (1886 1959)    Lithuanian rabbi and halakhist, son of Hayyim Soloveichik. He was born in Volozhin, and became rabbi at Brest Litovsk in 1918 after the death of his father. During World War II he feld to Vilna, and he later settled in Jerusalem,… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • BERLIN, ḤAYYIM — (1832–1912), Lithuanian rabbi, eldest son of R. Naphtali Ẓevi Judah Berlin , head of the yeshivah at Volozhin for some 40 years. Ḥayyim Berlin received his education from his father and became conversant with all aspects of rabbinic literature as …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AḤARONIM — (Heb. אַחֲרוֹנִים; lit. the later (authorities), a term used to designate the later rabbinic authorities, in contrast to the rishonim , the earlier authorities. Although scholars differ as to the exact chronological dividing line between the two …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • VOLOZHIN — (Pol. Wołożyn), city in S. Molodechno oblast, Belarus; in Poland before 1793 and between 1921 and 1945. Jews were living in Volozhin in the 16th century. They numbered 383 in 1766, 2,452 in 1897 (including the Jews in the vicinity), and 1,434 (54 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LITHUANIA — (Lithuanian Lietuva; Pol. Litwa; Rus. Litva; Heb. Lita ליטא or ליטה; Yid. Lite ליטע), southernmost of Baltic states of N.E. Europe; from 1940 Lithuanian S.S.R. (for early period, see poland lithuania ). (See Map: Lithuanian Communities). For the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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