Midrash reader by Jacob Neusner

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Published by Fortress Press in Minneapolis .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-168).

Book details

StatementJacob Neusner.
LC ClassificationsBM512 .M49 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 176 p. ;
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1851442M
LC Control Number90002995

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This collection eventually came to be called "Midrash Rabbot" (i.e., "Midrash of the Rabbot"), to which the midrashim most in use during divine service—to Canticles, Book of Ruth, Book of Esther, Lamentations, and Ecclesiastes—were subsequently added. Praise. To have Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah available in English is to open to the entire English-reading world — Jew, non-Jew, religionist, secularist — one of the very great creations of humankind: a rich and intricately woven tapestry of tales, homilies, legends and dreams that come to us from the very roots of the imagination.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Our reasons: why study midrash at all. --Their reasons: when, where, and why did the Judaic sages make midrash?--Paraphrase and the text of Scripture: the amplification of Scripture in the context of the ue: amplifying Scripture ; Sifré to Numbers and Sifré to Deuteronomy.

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THE MIDRASH "Wisdom is granted by God to him who already possesses knowledge, not to the ignorant."--MIDRASH TANHUMA. "The Bible, or written law, contains unexplained passages and hidden sentences, which can not be fully understood without the help of the oral law."--MIDRASH TANHUMA.

THE MIDRASH (INTRODUCTION) AMONG the thousand odds and ends of wisdom and fantasy. By Rabbi Dr. Azriel Rosenfeld “Midrash” is a summary of the non-Halachic material in the Talmud, based on the classical compilation “EIN YA’AKOV” The Torah not only contains legal principles (“Halachah”), but also teaches many other things from which we can derive important moral and philosophical lessons; this non-legal aspect of the Torah is called “Aggadah.” The “Written.

Third: The term "midrash" also can refer to a book, a compilation of Midrashic teachings, in the form of legal, exegetical or homiletical commentaries on the Tanakh. Thus Genesis Rabbah is a book that compiles midrashim on the book of Genesis. The following examples of shorter midrashim on. WHY THE TORAH REMAINS AN OPEN BOOK.

by Midrash reader book Carmel. Moses received the Torah at Sinai and he transmitted it to Joshua, and Joshua to the elders, and the elders to the prophets, and the prophets transmitted it to the Men of the Great Assembly[who] said three maxims: Be measured in the legal process, raise up many students; make a fence for the Torah.

Midrash. Here are entered general works on the Midrash. Works on the treatment of specific topics in the Midrash are entered under headings of the type topic in rabbinical literature, e.g.

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Midrash Yonah: The midrash to the Book of Jonah, read on the Day of Atonement as hafṭarah during the Minḥah prayer, contains a haggadic version of this prophetical book.

In the editions the work consists of two parts; the second part, in which the story of Jonah is allegorically referred to the soul, beginning with the words "Wa-yomer.

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Instead of an invitation to join her for supper, Womanist Midrash is a call to meet Gafney at her restaurant where she offers customers an expansive buffet. The book is an intellectual culinary experience that warrants multiple trips to the many. Midrash ha-Gadol Midrash Jonah Smaller midrashim.

Finding Midrash on the shelf. Most individual works of midrash are shelved in BM Collections of aggada (from the midrash and/or Talmud) are in BM (including Sefer ha-Agadah and Ein Yaakov) Other translated collections are in BM Books about Midrash are in BM Esther Rabbah (Hebrew: אסתר רבה) is a midrash to the Book of Esther.

From its plan and scope, it is apparently an incomplete collection of the rich aggadic material which has been produced on the Book of Esther. Structure Except. Such is the case in an article on midrash in the Book of Mormon by Angela Crowley, “Midrash: Ancient Jewish Interpretation and Commentary in the Book of Mormon,” The Zarahemla Record 57 (): 2–4.

Crowley at least attempts to show how the midrashic method is applied in the Book of Mormon, although she appears to be basing her approach. The book also works to justify the midrashic texts and rabbinic exegesis in light of modern literary theory.

Boyarin’s claim is that the Bible is characterized by a dialogue between its different parts, but more than that, each and every text is itself in dialogue (with the past, with other texts, or with the reader).

Tanhuma is one of the jewels of midrash literature. As one of the Yelammedenu midrashim, it is less diffuse than Genesis Rabbah, and its units are shorter than those of the Pesikta.

It thus strikes a balance between the jumble of the one and the long sermons of the other. Just over a century ago, Solomon Buber published a new version of the Tanhuma based on an Oxford manuscript which is.

His synagogue sermon in Acts 13 is a clear example of midrash techniques, as are the two sermons preached by Peter in Acts 2 and 3.

A pesher reading discovers meaning by means of a one-to-one correspondence between a word or phrase and some current situation. This method was used at Qumran and in the New Testament by Matthew and the book of. The Midrash: An Introduction sets forth the way in which Judaism reads the Hebrew Bible.

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A book like the Bible speaks uniquely to each of us, which is why it is profitable to share our understanding of it with one another. If the ancient rabbis had not believed this, there would never have been Midrash in the first place. This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online.

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The JPS Classic Midrash Collection brings together three ancient anthologies of Midrash. The two Mekhilta titles deal exclusively with the book of Exodus, acting as commentaries that exegetically illuminate both the legal (Halakhic) and moral (Aggadic) aspects of the Pesikta de-Rab Kahana presents a collection of discourses for special Sabbaths and festival days.

My First Parsha Reader - #1 Bereishis. 5 Volume Set. Can be ordered either as a set or each volume individually. Exodus Rabbah (Hebrew: שמות רבה, Shemot Rabbah) is the midrash to Exodus, containing in the printed editions 52 is not uniform in its composition.

Structure. In parashiyyot i.-xiv. the proems are almost invariably followed by the running commentary on the entire seder or other Scriptural division (the beginnings of the sedarim are distinguished by an asterisk).

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The Ari explained just how vital is this obligation: Know that the entirety of all the souls isand no more. [The Ari is speaking of general souls, which include within them many more souls.]8 Now, the Torah is the root of all Jewish souls, for from there they are hewn and within it they are rooted.

Therefore, in the Torah there areexplanations—all of them according to : Tzvi Freeman. Midrash represents an intellectual sifting of a text of Scripture to fully understand its significance and application.

As opposed to simple, literal readings, it seeks out new, hitherto neglected layers of meaning. Sasso winsomely explores this process, translating and interpreting 20 essential texts. pages, softcover.

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The Midrash Tanhuma Yelammedenu is a homiletical Midrash divided according to the Palestinian practice of reading the Torah in a triennial cycle. This fact, together with the preponderance of sayings quoted in the name of Palestinian sages, has led some midrashic authorities to maintain that it was compiled in Palestine.The Talmud is the most comprehensive compilation of the Oral hout its many volumes, one finds the rabbis engaged in two types of discussions, halakha (purely legal matters), and aggadata (ethical and folkloristic speculations).

The opening Mishna in the tractate Bava Mezia is a classic halakhic discussion: "Two men are holding a cloak [and come before a judge].Midrash in 3 Steps Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein Here is a three step method to facilitate the process of studying midrash: 1.

Searching out the question in the Biblical texts that prompts the midrash 2. Understanding the answer found in the midrash 3.

Deriving the message of the midrash Whenever we take a look at a [ ].

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