16 02, 2021

Not Everyone Liked Rashi

By |2021-02-16T13:57:30-07:00February 16th, 2021|Thoughts|

  Rashi (1040-1105) is the most popular Bible and Talmud commentator. Children attending Hebrew Schools are taught the Torah with Rashi’s commentary. Yet, many rabbis and scholars recognize that Rashi generally does not give his readers the true meaning of the biblical verses. Instead, Rashi all too often simply repeats what he sees in ancient [...]

17 12, 2017

Rashi’s greatest critic: his grandson

By |2017-12-17T08:09:35-07:00December 17th, 2017|Thoughts|

Rashi (1040-1105) is considered by many people to be the greatest Bible commentator. It is the first Bible commentary learnt by many Jewish Children. Both children and adults enjoy the commentary because Rashi was an excellent writer, and his commentary is filled with fascinating stories, called midrashim, which Rashi apparently believed were actual facts. He [...]