Mrs. Shulamith (Soloveitchik) Meiselman a”h


soloveitchik-heritageIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mrs. Shulamith (Soloveitchik) Meiselman a”h of Boston, MA. She was 97. Mrs. Meiselman was the mother of Harav Moshe Meiselman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Moshe of Yerushalayim. Mrs. Meiselman was a daughter of Rav Moshe Soloveitchik, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon, who was a son of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik and a brother of the Brisker Rov, Rav Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik.

Rav Moshe, at the age of 31, was appointed as rov of the town of Raseiniai, a position he held for 3 years. In 1913, he took the position of rov of Khislavichi. After World War I, he went to Poland in 1920, and from there he immigrated to New York in 1930, joining the faculty of Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon as rosh yeshiva.

Born in Russia in 1912, Mrs. Meiselman attended high school in Warsaw, Poland. She arrived in the United States with her family in 1930. After a brief stay in Eretz Yisroel, she returned to the U.S. and settled in Boston, where she became a teacher and was active in a number of communal organizations.

Mrs. Meiselman authored a fascinating book called “The Soloveitchik Heritage – A Daughter’s Memior,” which discusses the Soloveitchik mishpacha going back to Rav Chaim of Volozhin.

Mrs. Meiselman’s siblings included Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston, Dr. Samuel Soloveitchik, Rav Aharon Soloveitchik and Mrs. Anne Gerber.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

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  1. “Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon”

    Do you mean… *gasp* YU???

    “Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik of Boston”

    Once again, I think you mean *another gasp* YU.

  2. The book Mrs. Meiselman wrote provides some wonderful insights in to the family.
    A Noble lady
    Hamakom Yenachem Etchem B’toch Shar Avelei Azion V’Yerushalayim