Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Moshe SOLOVEICHIK, Rosh Yeshiva Suwalki #rabbinic

Stephen Denker

In 2003 there was a RavSIG posting about Rabbi Moshe SOLOVEICHIK,
head of the Great Yeshiva of Suwalki. On page 120 of the Suwalki
Yizkor Book there is this passage: "Rabbi Moshe son of Rabbi Yaakov
SOLOVEICHIK, son-in-law of the elder of the religious court judge
Rabbi Naftali PRENDEL, was active in community work in Suwalk. He
died in Gottingen in 1896." Photographs of his gravestone do not
say "HaLevi" after his name on the stone. The Brisker SOLOVEICHIK
rabbinic family members are Leviim and that fact was invariably
given as an integral part of their name on title pages of their
publications, gravestones, etc.

As far as I know, although there are Brisker rabbis named Moshe and
Yaakov, there is no Moshe son of Yaacov and he is not mentioned in
any Brisker SOLOVEICHIK biography.

So Rabbi Moshe ben Yaakov SOLOVEITCHIK, a Yisroel and not a Levi,
presumably was of a different rabbinic SOLOVEITCHIK family than the
famous Brisk rabbinic dynasty.

I would appreciate any information about this rabbinic SOLOVEITCHIK
family. My great grandmother, born 1841, was a SOLOVEITCHIK. I am
unsure if she was a Levi or a Yisroel.

Stephen Denker
Looking for EPSTEIN and SOLOVEITCHIK families.

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