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900th Anniversary of Birth of Rashi to Be Commemorated

The nine hundredth anniversary of the birth of Rashi (Rabbi Solomon Ben Isaac), the great Biblical and Talmudical commentator and expounder, will be marked this year by special celebrations in the city of Troyes, where he was born, it was announced today.

M. Berg, head of the consistory of Troyes, disclosed plans to honor the great teacher’s memory in his birthplace. He pointed out that the anniversary should have been celebrated in 1940 but it was impossible to do so then owing to the war.

Rashi was born in Troyes in 1040 and died there in 1105.