Dedicated by Anne Germancos: "To my teacher and friend, Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg. Her books are poetry, her speech is rain."
About This Text
Composed: Talmudic Israel/Babylon, c.700 – c.950 CE
Ruth Rabbah, also known as Midrash Rut, is a sixth-century midrash on the Book of Ruth with verse-by-verse interpretations on most of the book, compiled in Israel. The commentary in the book is often introduced by a poem or series of poems. While the midrash expands upon the biblical story, it does not introduce new characters or supernatural events.