Raschi, Solomon (1040-1105), French Rabbinical writer, was born at Troyes. His name of Raschi was formed of the first letters of Rabbi Scheloumon Ishak. His bent towards theology led him to study the Talmudic writings, and his comments upon them are held in great repute, and even reverence, by Jews. As an interpreter of the Talmud he had no equal, and he travelled widely in search of the special knowledge he required. He wrote much, among his writings being Comments on the Pentateuch, but his Notes on the Talmud (1520) constitute his chief work.