Modern Midrash

Contemporary artists expand the Jewish bookshelf.

What Is Midrash?

These writings, which fill in gaps in biblical texts, falls into two categories: halacha and aggadah.

Midrash Rabbah

Rabbinic interpretations and discussions of the Bible.

Sifra and Sifre

Legal midrash on Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Midrash Tanhuma

A compilation of aggadic (narrative) and halachic (legal) midrash

Methods of Midrash

How this genre gleans deep meaning from the Torah's text

Midrash Halacha

Biblical interpretations that focus on Jewish law and practices.