Rebbetzin Ettil Soloveitchik a”h


candle-small6It is with great sadness that we report the petirah of Rebbetzin Ettil Soloveitchik a”h, who passed away on Thursday at age 90.

Rebbetzin Soloveitchik, a daughter of Rav and Rebbetzin Yitzchok Weinstein, was the wife of Rav Berel Soloveitchik zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Brisk.

The Rebbetzin was the consummate eizer kenegdo, serving as a worthy partner to her illustrious husband and allowing him to engage in harbotzas haTorah and leading what would become one of the foremost yeshivos in the world, Yeshivas Brisk on Rechov Press in Yerushalayim, while producing prestigious talmidim, many who later become the leading rosh yeshiva of our generation.

Rav Berel, a son of the Brisker Rov, Rav Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik, was niftar in 1981.

The Rebbetzin’s advice was sought by many and she served as a guide to n’shei chayil and bnos Yisroel who were touched by her warmth and inspired by the purity of the previous generation that she demonstrated in her conduct and interactions.

The Rebbetzin is survived by her children, Rav Avrohom Yehoshua Soloveitchik, Rav Moshele Soloveitchik, Rav Chaim Soloveitchik, Rav Leibel Soloveitchik and Rav Refoel Soloveitchik.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{ Israel News Bureau}