Leslie Reich <LReich@...>
Wendy Dawer posted:
searching out any information regarding BRISK family - earliest knownCyndee Mestel commented:
" Major problem in your quest -- the Soloveichik family were not and are
not hassidic -- they were and are prominent and influential *non*-hassidic
rabbinic leaders. "
To this I would like to add two points.
a) Living in Manchester, I can confirm (>from ancient memory) that there
used to be a large textile company here (possibly in Whitworth St) called
b) Re. the 'hassidic' member of the Soloveichik family. I am a sort of
mechutan to this distinguished clan.(My sister-in-law's sister is married
to the family's current head). Cyndee is indeed correct in asserting that
they are non-hassidic and no mention of such a connection is made in the
Hebrew biography of the family's progenitor, the Bais Halevi.
Nevertheless, there are rumours/rumors that one family prominent member
became a Hassidic rabbi. This is something I have never bothered to check
Leslie Reich, Manchester