About This Text
Author: Menachem ben Shlomo
Composed: Middle-Age Italy, 1139 CE
Midrash Sekhel Tov (“Good Understanding”) is a 12th century midrash on Genesis, Exodus, and a part of Leviticus, compiled in Italy by Rabbi Menachem ben Shlomo. As is evident from other medieval works that quote it, the midrash originally included exegesis on all five books of the Torah and only part of the text survived. The work is based on many earlier midrashim and draws heavily from Midrash Lekach Tov.