Three Great Torah Scholars laid to Rest

Three Great Torah Scholars laid to Rest L-R: Rabbi Yitzchok Sheiner (Flash90/Shlomi Cohen), Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski (Courtesy/Family), and Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik (Wikimedia Commons)

Jewish World Mourns Passing of Three Great Torah Scholars

Feb 1, 2021

Three renowned rabbis who passed away over the weekend were laid to rest in Israel and mourned as giants of their generation.

By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel

Three leading rabbis who were regarded as among the greatest scholars of their generation passed away in Israel over the weekend after battling the coronavirus.

Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik, who headed the Brisk Yeshiva ,passed away Sunday at the age of 99. He was one of the outstanding Torah scholars from the Soloveitchik rabbinical dynasty, which originated in the city of Brisk in Poland in the early 1800s.

His father Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik fled the Nazis and brought his family to Israel, settling in Jerusalem and becoming a leader of the ultra-Orthodox community. Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik presided over the Brisk Yeshiva in Jerusalem since opening it in the 1970s.