Mekhilta DeRabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
Midrash on the Book of Exodus from the school of Rabbi Akiva.
Mekhilta d'Rabbi Yishmael
Midrash on the Book of Exodus from the school of Rabbi Yishmael.
Midrash on the Book of Leviticus from the school of Rabbi Akiva.
Midrash on the Book of Numbers from the school of Rabbi Yishmael.
Collections of midrash on the five books of the Torah and the five Megillot compiled over eight centuries.
Collections of the Talmud’s narrative material together with commentaries, compiled in the 16th century.
Ein Yaakov (Glick Edition)
Edition of the Ein Yaakov with a translation and footnotes by Rabbi Shmuel Tzvi-Hirsch Glick.
Legends of the Jews
20th-century compilation of midrashim from rabbinic literature on creation through the Esther story.
Anonymous midrashic commentary on the Torah first discovered and published in 1894.
Midrash Lekach Tov
Medieval commentary on the Torah and Megillot incorporating literal explanations and aggadah.
Medieval midrash on the Book of Proverbs with simple verse-by-verse commentary.
Midrash on Genesis, Exodus, and a part of Leviticus, compiled in 12th-century Italy.
Midrash on the Torah consisting of sermons related to the opening verses of biblical paragraphs and legal discussions.
Version of Midrash Tanchuma published by Solomon Buber in 1885 based on a manuscript he discovered.
Midrash on the Book of Psalms consisting of two distinct parts.
20th-century encyclopedia of midrashim, including the full text of some shorter midrashim.
Pesikta D'Rav Kahanna
Talmudic-era midrash on the Torah portions and haftarot read on holidays and special Shabbatot.
Medieval midrash on weekly Torah readings and those read on special occasions.
Pirkei DeRabbi Eliezer
Medieval midrash that retells and expands upon the stories of the Torah from creation through Miriam.
Seder Olam Rabbah
Second-century chronicle detailing dates of biblical events from creation to Alexander the Great.
Seder Olam Zutta
9th-century chronicle detailing dates of events from Adam through the talmudic period.
Sefer HaYashar (midrash)
Medieval midrash that retells biblical history from creation until the Judges period.
Tanna Debei Eliyahu Rabbah
The first and larger part of a midrash attributed in the Talmud to Elijah the Prophet.
Tanna debei Eliyahu Zuta
The second and smaller part of a midrash attributed in the Talmud to Elijah the Prophet.
About MidrashMidrash is a form of literature that interprets and elaborates upon biblical texts, mostly compiled from the 5th century CE through the medieval period. Books in this category generally share common methods of interpretation, like filling in gaps in biblical stories. Sections of midrash appear frequently throughout the Talmud.
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