“The specificity of French Judaism is questioning”
Chief Rabbi of France
“There are as many Judaisms as there are societies. We are gathered today around the person of Rashi, deeply Jewish and deeply French. Rashi, through his commentaries, instilled an element of French genius in the world’s understanding of the Bible and the Talmud. And this specificity is questioning. Judaism is not satisfied with a ready-made answer, we are able to question ourselves on questions that no one was asking anymore. To be a Jew in a society is to seek out the margins of this society, to question what one does. »
Excerpt from the conference entitled “From Rashi to the present day, the genius of Judaism”, Sunday July 10.