This new series – “Sage Advice” – introduces the listener to some of the Torah geniuses of Jewish history. The 12th-century rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi) is considered the foremost of Israel’s Torah commentators and his contribution to Torah study is profound. Come and be inspired by these brilliant men of wisdom.
Works: Commentaries on Tanach & Talmud
Buried: Troyes, France
Rashi wrote commentaries on most of the Tanach and most of the Talmud.
Rashi’s primary focus was on the pshat [plain meaning] of the text.
Rashi’s is the first commentary Torah students learn in yeshiva.
Several miracle legends surround the birth of Rashi.
Rashi’s commentaries had a profound influence on Christian scholars in the 12th–17th centuries.
Hundreds of commentaries have been written about Rashi’s commentaries!
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