Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik, HaLevi, the Brisker Rav
1853 - 1918
Said to have been the most original and brilliant mind in the world of halacha, practical Torah Law, in the past century.
The great leader of the Yeshiva of Voloshin, the most influential learning institution of its time. The Yeshiva provided the spiritual and intellectual leadership of Jewry.
Rabbi Chaim Brisker's sons and grandsons, the Soloveitchik family, are among the most outstanding Talmudic scholars and spiritual leaders of their generations.