Historical Who is Who

RASHI

1040 - 1105
FRANCE GERMANY
RELIGION, LITERATURE

His name Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac forms the popular acronym by which he is commonly known. He was and is greatly respected in Jewish and Christian scholarship, for his commentaries on the writings of the Hebrew Bible; they became an authoritative source for accessing Jewish law and guidelines for daily life. These draw on and clarify previous midrash interpretations by earlier rabbis. His works were the first Hebrew books to appear in print in the 15th century.

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