The Institute's Program on the Study of Rashi’s Le’azim is a two-year project, initiated in September 2019.
Its objective is to:
Produce a comprehensive inventory of Rashi’s French words (“Le’azim”) from his commentary on the Pentateuch;
Research the evolution of these words into contemporary French and English;
Identify statistical patterns, correlations and frequencies of occurrence for Le'azim in the source texts;
Investigate semantic links between Rashi’s commentary and his Le’azim, and gauge their significance;
Propose new interpretative insights based on the above.
This website will be regularly updated with research in progress.
Comments are welcome.
December 8th 2019
Rashi, And His Le'azim
Manhattan Sephardic Congregation
THE INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTATIONAL HERMENEUTICS
brings together researchers and scholars in linguistics, history, Jewish studies, statistics, computer science and big data analysis, who collaborate to propose new insights on the interpretation of Biblical, Talmudic and Commentary sources.
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Program on the Study of Rashi's Le'azim
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