Ibn Ezra’s introduction to his Torah commentary comprises primarily a listing of what it is not – and lambasting those…
Abraham ibn Ezra starts his Torah commentary with a brief poem. He offers it as a prayer for true and successful interpretation.
Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167 CE) was born in Tudela, in northern Spain. From age 50 until his death at 75, he wandered all over Europe and taught Torah.
Rashbam’s comments often borrow language from other parts of the Tanakh, weaving together different parts of the tradition. Does he have a favorite pasuk?
Vayechi, alone of all weekly portions, begins with no spacing from the previous portion. Rashbam has a novel interpretation.