Where on the Internet might it be possible to find a summary of the most important midrashim (aggadot) for each parshah in English? Something like The Midrash Says but online. Even less thorough, eg from a kiruv website, is fine, too.

Related: Is there any Mikras Gedolos in English?

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    Define “most important.”
    – DonielF
    Dec 18, 2017 at 14:48
  • I wouldn't call this a recommendation, but "The Legends of the Jews" by Louis Ginzberg volumes 1-4 is available on Project Gutenberg in English. Dec 18, 2017 at 16:04
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    @DonielF I think she intends to say the "most common" midrashim discussed by people when talking about the parshas hashavua.
    – ezra
    Dec 18, 2017 at 21:35
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    @SAH You’re welcome. Spread the light...Hanukkah sameach! Dec 19, 2017 at 19:39

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This is pretty good:


"A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship."


Legends of the Jews, the seminal collection of midrashim by Louis Ginzberg, is available online in English. The advantage of this work is that it culls midrashim from various sources and presents them as one unified continuous story. It can be accessed here.

  • @רבותמחשבות Nice!
    – Alex
    Dec 18, 2020 at 3:16
  • One of many things... I'm not sure which leisure learning is a better use of my time. Dec 18, 2020 at 3:17
  • @רבותמחשבות לעולם ילמוד אדם תורה במקום שלבו חפץ
    – Alex
    Dec 18, 2020 at 3:41
  • :) Thanks!!!!!! Dec 18, 2020 at 3:42

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