Tz'enah Ur'enah looks like a worthwhile collection of midrashim -- insightful, accessible, and physically easy to read (this last is why I'm less likely to curl up with my Sefer Ha-Aggadah for an afternoon of reading -- the content is great, but the book is large, heavy, and uses small print). The Tz'enah Ur'enah edition I've seen, though, is unsourced, which has left me with questions once already and presumably will again.

Is there an edition of this, in English translation, that cites sources?

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    I was surprised to find no versions of this (in Hebrew or Yiddish) on HebrewBooks.
    – Isaac Moses
    Oct 17, 2012 at 15:16
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    It seems common nowadays for English books to omit sources, but are you sure that one doesn't have sources? Some have them in the back of the book (I'm assuming you looked inside the book, but the first thought isn't always to look in the back). Also, I've never read the book in any language, but from what I've read about it, it seems to be similar to MeAm Lo'ez, which has been translated into Hebrew and English (Vagshal, Mozna'im)
    – b a
    Oct 18, 2012 at 0:36
  • The contents are organized by parsha, so I checked the end of a parsha and the end of the book. Thanks for the tip about MeAm Lo'ez. Oct 18, 2012 at 1:04

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You may want to see the Ze’enah U-Re’enah edition, by Morris M. Faierstein (de Gruyter, 2017). It has some footnotes indicating its sources.

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