American victims of synagogue attack in Jerusalem include rabbi from ‘family of princes’

By Michelle Boorstein, Abby Ohlheiser, Sarah Larimer, November 18, 2014

Mosheh Twersky was the descendant of giants.

His father, Rabbi Isadore Twersky, established Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies. His grandfather was even more influential: Joseph Soloveitchik, modern Judaism’s most towering philosopher.

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