9780805242546

Rashi: A Portrait

ISBN 10: 0805242546 / 0-8052-4254-6
ISBN 13: 9780805242546
Publisher: Schocken Books
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

An introduction to the medieval biblical and Talmudic authority, written by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning author of Night, offers insight into his influential commentary, perspectives on medieval European Jewish life, and interpretations of oral law as influenced by his witness to period anti-Semitism.


Review:

"With gratifying depth and grace for such a short work, [Wiesel] summarizes Rashi's championing of the humane values of his religion and culture: peace, justice, learning....Above all, in this miniature history Wiesel dramatically evokes life within the precarious yet thriving Jewish communities of western Europe in the Middle Ages and mourns eloquently along with Rashi the arbitrary destruction of those communities by marauding Crusaders, a cruel 11th-century fate foreshadowing the 20th-century horrors to which Wiesel has borne courageous witness."

Amanda Heller, Boston Globe, 08/23/2009

 

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