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Friday, August 05, 2005

Peshutoe Shel Mikra

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Today is the 900th Yartziet of Rashi.
Rashi lived in Troyes, northern France 1040 to 1105, where he was a vinter surviving the massacres of the 1st crusades through Europe.At twenty-five, he founded his own academy. He descended from royal house of Dovid.Most jews of Askenasi backround are from his family.BLAH BLAH BLAH.

He is the man who opens chumash to every jewish child and holds our hands while we walk through Shas.What he wore, who he knew, what he amassed in wealth is a none issue to me and him.He was the greatest commentator to chumash and his torah will never be forgotten from Am Yisroel.So his Yartziet is Bava Basra 29a, where it says "Kahn Mays Rashi Za"L", more than this day in Tammuz.
צדיקים שבמיתתן נקראו חיים.
As Rabanu Tom said of his grandfather "...his perush to shas I could have written,his work on chumash though that is divine"That commentary became so popular that there are now more than 200 commentaries on his commentary.
Rabbi Wein has said many times "Rashi is like a mother taking a child across 5th avenue on the busiest day of the year"

And so the next time you ask What's Bothering Rashi, think
Yechi HaMelech Shloma LeOlam V'Ed
-amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week


  • At 8/05/2005 7:25 AM, Blogger Lipman said…

    Most jews of Askenasi backround are from his family.BLAH BLAH BLAH.

    In case you took that from my comment to another blog, you know what - you're right.

    I added some more tidbits to this collection over there, but most of all that isn't that important. Definitely not in comparison with his works.

  • At 8/05/2005 7:44 AM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said…

    i didn't know yaak had a site,cool

  • At 8/05/2005 9:30 AM, Blogger ari said…

    Rashi also dies while completing Makkos as the last 8 daf or so is some gaon.(forgot right now who it was)

  • At 8/05/2005 9:40 AM, Blogger AMSHINOVER said…

    ari it is a machlokes haprinters,if its BB or the 1st daf in makos,i'd like to say it was BB during 1st seder and makos during bekeus seder

  • At 8/05/2005 10:45 AM, Blogger Eliyahu said…

    nice photo, artshinover!


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