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Exegetical interpretation, often of verses in Tanach. The term also refers to books based on these interpretations, e.g., Midrash Rabba, Midrash Tanchuma, et al.

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What do traditional Jewish sources say about B'midbar Rabba regarding its date of redaction and authority vis-à-vis works of Chazal (such as other Midrashim).
asked May 26 '15 by mevaqesh
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R. Eliyahu Mizrachi and Maharsha both write that that the term "ein___ela___" (x is only y) doesn't mean that is the only thing that it means, but rather that this is how it is being interpreted there …
answered Jun 11 '15 by mevaqesh
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What do traditional Jewish sources say about Midrash Tanchuma (in contradistinction to the Midrash Tanchuma Yashan) regarding its date of redaction and authority vis-à-vis works of Chazal (such as other Midrashim). …
asked May 26 '15 by mevaqesh
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In terms of how true it is, the introduction to the Midrash purports that it was found by a Roman officer in the ruins of Jerusalem in 70. This would mean it is from the Second Temple Period (or … Talmudic Midrashim. Indeed, some (see Hida below) assume that this Midrash is that referred to as "Sefer Milhamot B'nei Yaakov" by Ramban (Genesis 34:23) and Rabbenu Bahye (Genesis 35:6). Their citation …
answered Nov 12 '17 by mevaqesh
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The Taz writes in his Divrei David (Genesis 1:23) regarding a Midrash: ואין לנו להפקיע דברי חכמים מפשטן "We should not remove words of the Sages from their simple interpretations." Does the Taz ever interpret a Midrash non-literally? …
asked Jul 8 '15 by mevaqesh
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The Talmud often invokes the principle of תפסת מרובה לא תפסת תפסת מועט תפסת. (E.g. Yoma 80a) This would seem to be a presentation of Occam's razor. I am looking for confirmation (or rejection) of the …
asked Jul 1 '15 by mevaqesh
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"Midrash Rabba d'Rabba", as its source. Although the identity of this Midrash is not clear, see Neubaur's discussion there, it may be identified with B'reshot Rabbati, a medieval work based on the …
answered Dec 15 '17 by mevaqesh
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What do traditional sources say regarding the date of authorship of Midrash Tehillim? …
asked Jun 4 '15 by mevaqesh
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clearly be R. Yosef Ibn Verga's understanding of Rashi, in Sh'erit Yosef here. [ii] Midrash, Mishnah, and Gemara: The Jewish Predilection for Justified Law, pp. 87-8, 91. …
answered Oct 17 '17 by mevaqesh
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Midrash and the Gemara do not contradict each other: ודבר ידוע שהצער הזה שיראה אדם את גדולתו ניטלת ממנו...שהוא גדול ועצום מאד עד שחז"ל במד"ר ס"פ וילך אמרו על משה לגבי יהושוע ואמר מאה מיתות ולא קנאה אחת, וזהו אפילו בתלמידו שאין אדם מקנא בו …
answered Jan 7 '18 by mevaqesh
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time and place: שידרוש בתורה בע' פנים מנין יין An older source is the Midrash Otiot D'Rabbi Akiva (Version A) as found in the Battei Midrashot compilation (vol. II) which states: מפני שכל …
answered Jun 2 '17 by mevaqesh
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The quote is probably the following (Tanhuma Vayeira 16 in ed. Buber): ראה מה יפה התשובה, אמר הקדוש ברוך הוא שובו אלי ואשובה אליכם (מלאכי ג ז), שאם ביד אדם כמה עונות והוא שב לפני הקדוש ברוך הוא, …
answered Aug 17 '17 by mevaqesh
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According to the Jewish Virtual Library: Yalkut Me-Am Lo'ez has been translated into a number of other languages, including Russian.
answered Aug 31 '16 by mevaqesh
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cite the view that he had a daughter. Most commentators make no mention of the Midrash that he had a daughter, and explain בכל as simply meaning much blessing. Furthermore it is rejected by Ibn Ezra … Ezra. This is also R. Menahem Mendel Kasher's understanding of Ibn Ezra (and Ramban) here. Indeed, R. Yitshak of Akko paraphrases Ramban (here) and explicitly attacks Ibn Ezra by name for writing that according to the Midrash the verse should have said בבכל instead of בכל. …
answered Nov 9 '17 by mevaqesh
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To answer some of your questions, the Midrash Tanhuma (ed. Buber) to Parashat Vayetseh (12) explains that this was an arrangement that was made by their respective families: כיון שילדה רבקה עשו … marry Rahel. The Midrash goes on to say that Leah inquired about Esav, and was told he did bad things, and therefore cried. There is no indication from this Midrash that were Leah to marry Ya'akov …
answered Nov 23 '17 by mevaqesh

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