Rabbi Yitzchak Tzarfati [RASHI father], רבי יצחק צרפתי - אבי רש"י (1010 - 1060) MP

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Nicknames: "Yitzchak ben Shlomo", "/Yitzchak/"
Birthplace: Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Death: Died in Worms, Germany
Occupation: scholar, wine merchant
Managed by: Yigal Burstein / יגאל בורשטיין
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About Rabbi Yitzchak Tzarfati [RASHI father], רבי יצחק צרפתי - אבי רש"י

Family tree (in Hebrew): http://jewage.org/wiki/he/Special:GTreeViewer/P0117410998

Rashi's father, Yitzchak was a great scholar, but very poor. He made a meager living from the sale of wine.

Legend has it that he once found a rare diamond and thought to sell it to the local jeweler. The jeweler hadn't enough money to pay for such a large diamond and suggested to the bishop to buy it. Now the Bishop had been looking for just such a rare jewel and offered a huge amount of money for it.

However, Yitzchak refused to sell the jewel to be used as a decoration for the Madonna, he preferred to throw it away rather than see it become a part of idolaterous worship. As a reward, he was granted a son of the calibre of Rashi, who became a living spiritual jewel.

One day when Rashi's mother was pregnant with him, she was almost run down by a crusader, but a niche opened up miraculously in a nearby wall and she was able to shelter there. This wall later become a well-known landmark.

Masters of the Word: Traditional Jewish Bible Commentary from the Eleventh (Rashi) ‬ By Yonatan Kolatch

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Rabbi Yitzchak Tzarfati [RASHI father], רבי יצחק צרפתי - אבי רש"י's Timeline

1010
1010
Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1040
February 22, 1040
Age 30
Troyes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1060
1060
Age 50
Worms, Germany
1060
Age 50
Worms, Germany
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