Rabbi Moses Soloveichik

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Rabbi Moses Soloveichik

Hebrew: הרב משה סולוביציק
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Birthplace: Воложин, Minsk Province, Belarus
Death: January 31, 1941 (61-62)
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Chaim "Brisker" Soloveitchik and Lifshe Soloveitchik
Husband of Pescha Soloveitchik
Father of R' Dr. Yosef DovBer Soloveitchik, ABD Boston; Rabbi Dr. Samuel Soloveichik; Shulamis Meiselman; Channa Anne Gerber and Rabbi Aaron Soloveichik
Brother of Rabbi Yitzchak Zev (Velvel) Soloveitchik; Sara Rasha Glickson; R' Avraham Baruch Soloveitchik and Rabbi Yisrael Gershon Soloveitchik

Occupation: Rabbi of Rasienni, Kislewitzi, Rabbi
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About Rabbi Moses Soloveichik

Moshe Soloveichik (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 Soloveichik (1909–1967) who taught chemistry at Yeshiva College. He also had two daughters, Mrs. Shulamit Soloveitchik Meiselman (1912–2009) and Dr. Anne Soloveitchik Gerber (1913-2011).

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Rabbi Moses Soloveichik's Timeline

1879
1879
Воложин, Minsk Province, Belarus
1903
March 11, 1903
Pruzhany, Pruzhany District, Brest Region, Belarus
1909
1909
Pruzhany, Pruzhany District, Brest Region, Belarus
1913
December 28, 1913
Raseiniai, Raseiniai District Municipality, Kaunas County, Lithuania
1915
February 26, 1915
1917
May 1, 1917
Khislavichi, Khislavichsky District, Smolensk Oblast, Russian Federation
1941
January 31, 1941
Age 62
New York, New York County, New York, United States