Rashi at Beginning of Sefer Bereishis Focus of Netanyahu Bible Study Group


netanyahu[Video below.] Rashi’s famous peirush at the beginning of Sefer Bereishis that Chamishah Chumshei Torah starts with Maaseh Bereishis as a counter to the nations who say that Am Yisroel has no right to the Eretz Yisroel figured prominently in the Bible study circle hosted Sunday by Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

When Education Minister Shai Piron – one of some 24 rabbis and academics who took part – alluded to the peirush in passing, Netanyahu urged – jokingly – for him to continue. And he did.


The study group met for the sixth time since it was established two years ago in the name of Sara Netanyahu’s father, Shmuel Ben-Artzi, who was a noted Bible educator.

Netanyahu said at the event saying that Torah is studied at least once a week in his home, and that his son Avner – who won the National Bible Quiz for Youth in 2010 – is his teacher.

Among the special invited guests this year were the parents of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrach, Hashem yikom domov.

Netanyahu said at the event that Israel’s is in a perpetual “struggle for the truth, for our rights – on the first Rashi and the last Rashi – on our very existence.”

Click here for a video clip from the class.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Funny how he ignores all the Rashis in between the first & last.

    There is a perpetual internal struggle regarding that as well.

  2. Maybe Mitoch shelow lishma ba lishma. We pray that the Torah shouldn’t be used as a sam hamavet Hashem yerachem Aleinu v’al kol bnei yisroel bchol bekom sheu