For the astrological concept, see Rāshi (Jyotiṣa).

Shlomo Yitzhaki , or in Latin Salomon Isaacides, and today generally known by the acronym Rashi , was a medieval French
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 famed as the author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud
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, as well as a comprehensive commentary on the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)
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. He is considered the "father" of all commentaries that followed on the Talmud (i.e., the Baalei Tosafot
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) and the Tanakh (i.e., Ramban
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, Ibn Ezra
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, Ohr HaChaim
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, et al.).

Acclaimed for his ability to present the basic meaning of the text in a concise yet lucid fashion, Rashi appeals to both learned scholars and beginning students, and his works remain a centerpiece of contemporary Jewish study.

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.

Commenting on Gen. 1:26; why does it say "Let us make man"?

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.

Commenting on Gen. 2:25; they were both naked and they were not ashamed.

Even a blind man realises when he is naked. So why does it say "And they realised that they were naked"? They had one commandment and were now naked of it.

Commenting on Gen. 3:7

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

Commenting on Gen. 3:9; why should an omniscient God ask "Where are you?"