By Rabbi Wilfred Shuchat (466 Pages)Publisher: Devora Publishing, 2002
This Midrash, or commentary on the Bible, is called Rabbah, meaning great, because it is the largest of all Jewish commentaries and was compiled over 1000 years ago. The original Hebrew text and cogent translation of the Midrash Rabbah found in this work will help both the novice and biblical scholar achieve a fundamental clarity on this monumental text. Yet, what makes this edition so unique and indispensable is the author's own interpretative genius as depicted in the "Seed Thoughts" found after each section of the Midrash. These insights help clarify many of the problems and solutions posed by the Midrash, and lead one to explore the interpretative process used by the Midrash to bring the first moments of G-d's Creation into the finite limits of our human understanding.