The Midrash Project

The Midrash Project of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies was founded in 2007 in order to publish a series of critical editions of midrashim, as well as other books devoted to the modern study of midrash. Prof. David Golinkin serves as Editor in Chief and Prof. Shamma Friedman as Academic Advisor. Each critical edition presents the midrash based on the best manuscript, and includes selected variant readings, reference to parallel sources in rabbinic literature, and a critical commentary. In addition, the Midrash Project website contains a complete synopsis of the manuscripts and Genizah fragments of each of the midrashim. Finally, the Midrash Project publishes important works related to the modern, critical study of midrash.

Critical Editions of Midrashim

Critical Editions of Midrashim in Preparation

  • Midrash Bemidbar Rabbah, Volume 1, edited by Prof. Hananel Mack.
  • Midrash Bemidbar Rabbah, Volume 2, edited by Dr. Gilad Sasson.
  • Midrash Abba Gurion, edited by Dr. Binyamin Elbaum and Prof. Joseph Tabory.
  • Midrash Ruth Rabbah, edited by Prof. Meron Bialik Lerner.
  • Midrash Eikhah Rabbah, edited by Dr. Paul Mandel.
  • Midrash Shir Hashirim Rabbah, edited by Dr. Tamar Kadari.
  • Midrash Teshuvat Yonah Hanavi, edited by Dr. Tamar Kadari.

Additional Publications Devoted to Midrash

Synoptic Editions of Midrashim

Please click on the name of the Midrash in order to view the synopsis of that Midrash:


How to Purchase Publications of the Schechter Institute & The Midrash Project

All publications of The Schechter Institute and The Midrash Project may be purchased online at the Schocken Institute website.

Books may also be purchased in-person at the Schechter Institute Library by appointment with Yeshaya Fishman at 074-7800607, from Sunday-Thursday, 8:00-16:00, 4 Avraham Granot Street, Jerusalem.

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