midrash midrash

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text

Usage(s):

  • The story of Jesus unfolds, midrash, myths, Gospel and all, in a series of stately tableaux, each as literal and conventional as religious calendar art.

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  • "The midrash tries to defend him," Cohen said, referring to the commentary. "The rabbis can't deal with it effectively so they find excuses for him."
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Cohen Source: The Jewish Journal of greater L.A

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