About this Text
Mekhilta d’Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai is a halakhic (legal) midrash on the Book of Exodus from the school of Rabbi Yishmael. There is no surviving full manuscript of the midrash; the current text of the midrash is a reconstruction based on partial fragments of text, many of them discovered in the Cairo Genizah. It is quoted significantly less frequently by later rabbinic texts than the Mekhilta d’Rabbi Yishmael.
Composed: Talmudic Israel/Babylon, 1000 CE