Study Jewish Texts
These writings, which fill in gaps in biblical texts, falls into two categories: halacha and aggadah.
Exploring ethical ideas, biblical characters or narrative moments.
Biblical interpretations that focus on Jewish law and practices.
Rabbinic interpretations and discussions of the Bible.
How much do you know about the origins and methods of this exegetical tradition?
Finding midrash in current events, your local synagogue and your movie theater.
Midrash allowed the rabbis to explain and expand on the Torah--and in doing so, they revealed much about themselves.
Contemporary artists expand the Jewish bookshelf.
The midrash rounds out the biblical figures Abraham and Sarah
A closer look at the famous midrash that opens the collection Genesis Rabbah.
Rabbis Without Borders
The Book of Genesis is nothing if not a story of dysfunctional families.Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Hagar, Sarah ...
How the Midrash interprets Serah's role in Israelite history.
Legal midrash on Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Midrash explains how Moses could be happy with dying.
Exploring Moses and Aaron's confrontation with Pharaoh