The accuracy and reliability of various editions of Midrashim, especially Midrash Rabbah, is not great. I have the few available volumes by Mechon Schecter, who have been putting out critical editions of Midrashim. However, most of the Midrash Rabbah volumes have not been released. Where can one buy an accurate and reliable edition of Midrash Rabbah?

  • Artscroll have got a great set unless you're looking purely for Hebrew text?
    – Dov
    Jan 20, 2022 at 22:44
  • @Dov what makes it great? Is it accuracy and reliability of the base text?
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2022 at 22:45
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    Good clear text, translation and annotations
    – Dov
    Jan 20, 2022 at 22:45
  • @Dov what makes the text "good"? The rest is not what he asked about
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2022 at 22:45
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    @Dov Crisp doesn't seem relevant... I feel like you're missing the point of the question
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2022 at 22:51

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Midrash Rabbah is a collection of disparate texts, so you shouldn't expect to find a single good all-encompassing edition. As far as I know, besides the Schechter Institutes editions you already mentioned, here are some of the critical editions available:

With the Shechter Institutes having already published Esther, Kohelet, and planning to publish Bemidbar, Ruth, Eikhah, and Shir HaShirim, you've essentially got your Midrash Rabbah covered. (I don't know of prior critical editions of those, nor of a critical edition of the rest of Shemot Rabbah).

  • There are also critical editions of other midrashim by Horowitz–Rabin, Finkelstein, Kensky, Mandelbaum, Visotzky, Kahana...
    – magicker72
    Jan 21, 2022 at 4:05
  • I should have been more specific. I am only looking for print editions, not digital ones. The print editions provided above are very helpful. Thank you.
    – Bs234570
    Jan 21, 2022 at 12:01
  • Is it possible to get a new copy of the Albeck editions?
    – Bs234570
    Jan 21, 2022 at 12:02
  • Where can critical editions of other Midrashim be purchased in hard copy?
    – Bs234570
    Jan 21, 2022 at 12:04
  • Does anyone know if the Oz VeHadar editions are based on manuscript work?
    – Bs234570
    Jan 21, 2022 at 12:07

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