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Rashi

Avraham Grossman

Abstract

To this day, the commentaries on the Bible and Talmud written by the eleventh-century scholar known as Rashi remain unsurpassed. His influence on Jewish thinking was, and still is, significant. His commentary on the Pentateuch was the first Hebrew book to be printed, giving rise to hundreds of supercommentaries. Christian scholars, too, have relied heavily on his explanations of biblical texts. This book presents a survey of the social and cultural background to Rashi's work and pulls together the strands of information available on his life, his personality, his reputation during his lifetime ... More

Keywords: Rashi, Jewish thinking, halakhic monographs, responsa, liturgical poems, Jewish uniqueness, Jewish values, Jewish society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113898
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113898.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Avraham Grossman, author