Name: Yitzhaki, Shlomo
Acronym: Rashi
Born: 1040
Died: 1105
Lived In: Troyes, France
Biography: No addition of the Jewish Bible or Talmud is complete without his remarkably brief and clear commentary. His book, published in 1475, was second in popularity only to the Bible itself. He is considered the commentator par excellence, essential to understanding the texts.