Soloveichik, Joseph Baer

   Lithuanian talmudist. He lived in Volozhin, where he served as joint rosh yeshivah with Naphtali Tzevi Judah Berlin. Later he became rabbi of Slutsk, and after a period spent in Warsaw (1875-8), of Brest-Litovsk. His Bet ha-Levi contains novellae on the Talmud, responsa and sermons.

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  • 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

  • SOLOVEITCHIK, JOSEPH BAER — (1903–1993), U.S. rabbinic scholar and religious philosopher, preeminent spiritual leader of Modern Orthodoxy in the last half of the 20th century. Scion of a distinguished Lithuanian rabbinical family, Soloveitchik was born in Pruzhana, where… …   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, AARON — (1917–2001), U.S. rosh yeshivah and noted Orthodox rabbinical personality. Born in Khaslavichy, Belarus, he was taken to Warsaw in 1920 where his father rabbi moshe soloveichik became head of the Talmud department of the Taḥkemoni rabbinical… …   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, 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… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • 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

  • 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

  • BREST-LITOVSK — (Brisk, Heb. בריסק דליטא; until 1921 Brest Litovsk; from 1921 until 1939 Brześć nad Bugiem; after 1939 Brest), capital of Brest district, Belarus. In the medieval grand duchy of lithuania , from the 14th to the 17th centuries, in particular after …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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