Rashi script


Rashi script (RAH-shee SKRIPT) listen


Example Sentences

  • "It's worth learning to read Rashi script. It may seem difficult at first, but you'll get used to it after only a few hours probably." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


  • North America


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


  • "[Rashi script] was created by a printer in order to distinguish Rashi’s commentaries from the Bible itself; it caught on and was used for other commentaries as well. (Rashi himself did not use the script.) Rashi script is one of two traditional Hebrew fonts used today; the other is block letters, also known as Assyrian script." (JPS)

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