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Midrash Quiz

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    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?

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    What is the main difference between the Mishnah and the Tannaitic Midrashim?

     The Mishnah was edited around the year 200; the Tannaitic Midrashim were edited around the year 1000

     The Mishnah is legal; the Tannaitic Midrashim are aggadic

     The Mishnah is prescriptive; the Tannaitic Midrashim are descriptive

     The Mishnah is organized by topic; the Tannaitic Midrashim are organized in the order of the Torah text