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Midrash Rabbah: Translated under the Editorship of Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman, B.A., PH.D. and Maurice ... Midrash Rabbah: Translated under the Editorship of Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman, B.A., PH.D. and Maurice ... Midrash Rabbah: Translated under the Editorship of Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman, B.A., PH.D. and Maurice ...

Midrash Rabbah: Translated under the Editorship of Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman, B.A., PH.D. and Maurice Simon, M.A. 10 Vols

Freedman, Rabbi H.; Maurice Simon (trans.)

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ISBN 10: 0900689382 / ISBN 13: 9780900689383
Published by The Soncino Press, London & Bournemouth, 1951
Condition: Fine Hardcover

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Small Quarto. xxix, 508, 509-1003, viii, 581, viii, 471, viii, 484, v, 485-882, viii, 188 + viii, 245, viii, 318, vii, 327, viii, 336pp. Original dustjacket over blue cloth with gilt-stamped publisher's device on cover and gilt lettering on spine. Top edges gilt. Collection of classical Rabbinic literature and commentary organized around the layout of the bible. The Midrash can be considered the essence of Judaism, a minute examination and interpretation of the bible. It includes history, legend, allegory, scientific observations, rabbinic homilies and folklore, moral and practical advice in various spheres, and non-legalistic exegetical texts. Red underlining on pages ix-xiii, inked Hebrew notes in margins of page x of first volume. Otherwise djs, bindings and interiors in overall fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40273

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Title: Midrash Rabbah: Translated under the ...

Publisher: The Soncino Press, London & Bournemouth

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Second edition.

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The definitive English translation of Midrash Rabbah

Midrash Rabbah, one of the monumental productions of Rabbinic literature, is the most striking testimony to the joy and reverence with which the Jews have cherished the Bible. It is an essential commentary on the Torah, containing a treasury of homiletic, ethical, and moral interpretations of the Scriptures as expounded by the Rabbis during Talmudic times.

The Midrash represents, in a unique form, the essence of Judaism, its ethical standards, and its insight into the human heart. It spans the gamut of human knowledge, with passages about astronomy, medicine, metaphysics, and much more. For centuries the Midrash has been the staple that nourishes the Jewish imagination. Jews have always sought and found comfort and inspiration in the Midrash by understanding Biblical history in the light of their own experiences.

The modern reader will find much in the Midrash that is both fascinating and inspiring. This elegant ten-volume set includes the complete English translation of Midrash Rabbah on the Five Books of the Torah and on the Five Megilloth.

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