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From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi—Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki—the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages.

Wiesel brilliantly evokes the world of medieval European Jewry, a world of profound scholars and closed communities ravaged by outbursts of anti-Semitism and decimated by the Crusades. The incomparable scholar Rashi, whose phrase-by-phrase explication of the oral law has been included in every printing of the Talmud since the fifteenth century, was also a spiritual and religious leader: His perspective, encompassing both the mundane and the profound, is timeless.

Wiesel’s Rashi is a heartbroken witness to the suffering of his people, and through his responses to major religious questions of the day we see still another side of this greatest of all interpreters of the sacred writings.

Both beginners and advanced students of the Bible rely on Rashi’s groundbreaking commentary for simple text explanations and Midrashic interpretations. Wiesel, a descendant of Rashi, proves an incomparable guide who enables us to appreciate both the lucidity of Rashi’s writings and the milieu in which they were formed.

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Synopsis:

From the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize comes a magical book that introduces readers to the wisdom of Rashi, the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages.

Synopsis:

Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including his unforgettable international best-sellers Night and A Beggar in Jerusalem, winner of the Prix M

Table of Contents

Preface — Impressions — Biblical commentaries — Israel, the people, and the land — Sadness and memory — Chronology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307378675
Subtitle:
A Portrait
Publisher:
Nextbook
Translator:
Temerson, Catherine
Author:
Wiesel, Elie
Author:
Elie Wiesel
Author:
Wiesel, lie
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Religious
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Rashi
Subject:
Jewish scholars - France - Troyes
Subject:
Judaism-Thought and Culture
Subject:
Judaism-Bible Commentary and Criticism
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090811
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
107

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Religion » Judaism » General
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Sacred Writings

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Product details 107 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307378675 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize comes a magical book that introduces readers to the wisdom of Rashi, the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages.
"Synopsis" by , Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including his unforgettable international best-sellers Night and A Beggar in Jerusalem, winner of the Prix M
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