Rashi, born Shlomo Yitzchaki, was a French rabbi whose works have been the center of many Jewish studies. He was known for his insightful commentaries on the Tanakh, also referred to as the Hebrew Bible.
His explanation of the Talmud has been included in every version of the texts since the 1520s. He also authored close to 300 responsa.
His father was called Yitzhak, and was the nephew of Simeon bar Isaac who was also a rabbi. He gave birth to three daughters named Rachel, Yocheved, and Miriam.
A Hebrew alphabet typeface has been named after him.
His name, Rashi, is believed to be an acronym of his name Rabbi (Ra) Shlomo (Sh) Yitzhaki (Y).
F.A.Q. about Rashi
When is Rashi's birthday?
Rashi's birthday is on February 22, 1040.
In how many days is Rashi's birthday?
Rashi's birthday is in 151 days
How old was Rashi when he/she died?
Rashi was 65 years old.
When did Rashi die?
Rashi died in July 13, 1105.
Where was Rashi from?
Rashi was born in Troyes, France.