Midrash Quiz

Midrash Aggadah and Midrash Halakhah are rabbinic tools for interpreting the Bible. How much do you know about the origins and methods of these exegetical traditions?

    Question 1 of 10:

    What belief about Torah is attributed to the school of Rabbi Ishmael?

     The Torah text makes use of human conventions such as digression and repetition; not every textual quirk is significant
     The Torah's language is divine in character, and thus no letter or word in the Torah can be dismissed as a mere redundancy or convention
     The Torah was significant in the time it was given, but without midrash it loses its contemporary relevance
     One should study Torah on one's own for many years before attempting to study midrash