Name: Menachem ben Chelbo
Acronym: Kara
Born: 11th century
Lived In: France
Biography: Little is known of his life or remains of his writing, but his commentaries were transmitted by Rashi. He wrote on all of the prophets, but did not comment on the Pentateuch. He was the first French commentator to rely on the simple meaning of the text, although he also gave homiletical interpretations.