Rashi, born Shlomo ben Yitzchok, aka Salomon Isaacides, Rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki

Rashi, born Shlomo ben Yitzchok, aka Salomon Isaacides, Rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki
1040
1105

French Rabbi, Biblical Scholar, Author of Commentaries on the Talmud and Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)

Author Quotes

With your own blemish do not taunt your fellow.

Women are more compassionate than men.

When a man is at ease, so is his mind.

When they gather together as a single unit, and there is harmony among them--- then He is their king, but not when there is dissention among them.

We must endeavor to teach even the unintelligent.

We learn from here the humility of the Holy One, Blessed is He. Since man is in the likeness of the angels, and they would be jealous of him, for this reason, He consulted them.

We learn from this that we tell only part of a man's qualities in his presence, and all of them when he is not present.

They were not aware of the way of modesty, to distinguish between good and bad. Even though there had been put in man knowledge to be able to call the animals names, there had not been put in him the drive towards evil.

Too honor an old man one should not sit in his place or contradict his words.

The Torah begins with an account of the Creation so that if there ever comes a time when the nations of the world accuse the Jewish people of having stolen the Land of Israel, the Jews can respond:

The world exists for the sake of kindness.

So is the Land of Israel: It cannot sustain sinners.

The prayers of the sick are more effective than the prayers of others, and are answered first.

Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you.

No father should give his son the name of a wicked man.

Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear.

One misfortune invites another.

Like father, like son.

Never rebuke a man in such a way as to shame him in public.

Life is full of attachments, so being single is a state of inadvertent denial.

It is cruel not to forgive one who begs for forgiveness.

I will make the land [so] desolate- This is [actually] a kindly measure for Israel, for their enemies will not find any satisfaction in their land, for it will be desolate of its inhabitants.

If, after eating, you do not walk four cubits before bed, your food will stay undigested.

From here [we derive] that one should not maintain a dispute.

God knew where he was, but he asked so as to start a conversation with Adam and avoid startling him too much to reply.

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First Name
Rashi, born Shlomo ben Yitzchok, aka Salomon Isaacides, Rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki
Birth Date
1040
Death Date
1105
Bio

French Rabbi, Biblical Scholar, Author of Commentaries on the Talmud and Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)