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These writings, which fill in gaps in biblical texts, falls into two categories: halacha and aggadah.
An intergenerational rabbinic conversation that is studied, not read.
At Sinai, God started a conversation that Jews are still carrying on, through interpretation and reinterpretation of Jewish texts.
A master Torah commentator who foreshadowed biblical criticism
Sages & Scholars
The most widely read Jewish Bible commentator, he also wrote a running commentary to the Babylonian Talmud.
Midrash allowed the rabbis to explain and expand on the Torah--and in doing so, they revealed much about themselves.
Joseph reminds us that our perspective of reality is limited compared to the ultimate meaning that God perceives.
Noah's response to the flood indicates that violence is an ingrained aspect to human nature that must be acknowledged and channeled for good.
An introduction to the different methods Jews have used to read the Bible throughout history.