The Life Of Rashi
Rabbi Shlomo ben-Isaac (c. 1040-1105), also known as Rashi, is one of Judaism's
leading Talmudic and biblical commentators. See if you can find the following
words, relating to his life, in this puzzle.
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6) Father (Rashi spent his early years
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3) Students (After Rashi's death, his
students added extensively to his com-
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4) Wine (When he was about 25
years old and had completed his stud-
ies, Rashi worked in the wine indus-
5) Commentary (From the 13th cen-
tury on, Rashi's commentary was
studied by virtually every Talmudic
scholar, and his authority continues to
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7) Talmud (Rashi's additions to the
Talmud are accepted to this day.)
8) Worms (Rashi studied at the
Jewish academy in this German city.)
9) Crusade (Many of Rashi's family
and friends were killed in the First
Crusade, which began in 1095 and
brought to an end the fairly amicable
relations between Jews and gentiles in
France and Germany.)
10) Rashi (This comes from his ini-
tials, Rabbi Shlomo ben-Isaac.)
11) Troyes (This is the city of his
The Life Of Rashi
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One of the coins was a 50-cent piece —
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