Brooklyn: 1305 Coney Island Avenue
Brisk, Soloveichik…and Begin The Making of a World Leader
Motzoei Shabbos Parshas Vayera
November 16, 2019 – 8:15 P.M.
Congregation Talmud Torah of Flatbush
Brisk, Soloveichik . . . and Begin
The Making of a World Leader
Speaker: Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik is the Mara D’Asra of Congregation Shearith Israel (the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue) in Manhattan. A musmach of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, he received his doctorate in religion from Princeton University
In his address tonight, Rabbi Soloveichik will discuss his trip to Brest Lestok (Brisk), Belarus, and relate the lessons Menachem Begin learned during his childhood in Brisk. These early impressions from Brisk lasted with Begin throughout his life --- as a fighter for the pre-State of Israel to rid the British from the land, as a fighter in the State of Israel’s War of Independence, as an opposition leader in the Knesset for nearly three decades, and as Prime Minister. Rabbi Soloveichik will also tell the history of the connection between the Soloveichik and Menachem Begin families.
This lecture is dedicated by Elliot Feder in memory of his father Isacher Aharon ben Michoel A”H and his mother Fraidel Liba bat Yosef Dov A”H.