• n. Rabbi Shlomo ben Isaac, a French Hebrew scholar who is seen as one of Judaism’s most important commentators.

  • n. One of two types of tefillin used by members of the Chabad movement; the other is Rabbenu Tam.

Example Sentences

  • "At age 17, Rashi received an education in the yeshiva of Rabbi Yaakov ben Yakar in Worms, where the 'Rashi Chapel' was built years after his death (this chapel was subsequently destroyed during the German occupation in World War II, and rebuilt in 1950)." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • רַשִׁ״י 'Rashi' an acronym from the Rabbi's full name: רַבִּי שְׁלֹמֹה יִצְחָקִי 'Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki'.

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Chabad: Jews affiliated with the Chabad Lubavitch movement


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      Rabbi Shlomo ben Isaac


  • The two types of tefillin have different orders of sections of the Torah within them.

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