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By Jewish Publication Society / 2002/
A comprehensive, clear and accessible guide to the study of Midrash. Rabbis Katz and Schwartz explore 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 fifty Midrash selections, in English, featured in this book sit next to its corresponding biblical text (Hebrew and English), along with commentaries (English) on the times and insights of the Rabbis who wrote each Midrash. Guidance by the authors help readers answer the question “What does this text mean to me?”
Michael Katz received a B. A. from Temple University and a B. H. L. from Gratz College. He received an M. A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was ordained in 1979. He is rabbi of Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, New York.
Gershon Schwartz received a B. A. from Columbia University and a B. H. L. and M. A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was ordained in 1979. He is rabbi of Beth Sholom Congregration in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.