Searching for Meaning in Midrash: Lessons for Everyday Living

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Searching for Meaning in Midrash explores the fascinating body of Jewish literature called Midrash—creative interpretations of the Bible that are designed to reveal hidden or deeper meaning in Scripture. Each of the over 50 midrashim sit next to its corresponding biblical text so that readers can compare them, along with commentary on the times and insights of the Rabbis who wrote each midrash. Readers are given guidance for answering “What does this text mean to me?”
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Overview

Searching for Meaning in Midrash explores the fascinating body of Jewish literature called Midrash—creative interpretations of the Bible that are designed to reveal hidden or deeper meaning in Scripture. Each of the over 50 midrashim sit next to its corresponding biblical text so that readers can compare them, along with commentary on the times and insights of the Rabbis who wrote each midrash. Readers are given guidance for answering “What does this text mean to me?”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827607309
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: Sources of American Indian Oral Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,347,264
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue 3
Genesis 27
Exodus 85
Leviticus 141
Numbers 155
Deuteronomy 185
Is There Still Midrash Today? 209
The Torah Can Be Interpreted through Thirteen Guidelines 213
Epilogue 215
Glossary 219
Texts for Further Study 223
Generational Chart of Rabbis Cited in This Book 227
Index of Entries According to Weekly Torah Portions 233
General Index 237
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