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Rashi is one of the first and prime commentators on Chumash, holding a special place amongst the gallery of giants who have given us clarity and insight into the Torah.
Rashi’s comments are so inextricably interwoven with the Torah, that it is universally accepted that the starting point to understanding the Torah's intention, is to study Rashi hand-in-hand with the verses. It is therefore appropriate that this course starts with understanding the structure, methodology, nuances, and layers of Rashi and how these give us a greater awareness of the meaning and depth of the Torah.
Due to Rashi’s critical role in understanding the Torah, there are many super-commentaries who unpack the vision and meaning of Rashi. These include the לבוש האורה, מהר״ל מפרג, the רא״ם, משכיל לדוד, ספר הזכרון, שפתי חכמים, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe. We will also examine what these luminaries bring to our appreciation of Rashi – the first teacher of Jewish students for over 900 years.