From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical audio 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 15th 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.
Release Date: Mar 10, 2011
Length: 02 hour(s) 21 minutes
Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
Audible Credits: 1
Meet the Author
Eliezer Wiesel is a Romania-born American novelist, political
activist, and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. He is
the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is
Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the
Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration
Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a "messenger to mankind," noting that through his struggle to come to terms with "h...