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J. Theodor, Ph.D.

Rabbi, Bojanowo, Posen, Germany.

Contributions:
BEMIDBAR RABBAH – Relation to Tanḥuma. The Midrash commentary upon Numbers, called in the editio princeps of Constantinople (1512) "Bemidbar Sinai Rabbah," and so cited frequently by Naḥmanides and others. It is the latest component of the...
BERESHIT RABBAH – Expository Midrash to the first book of the Pentateuch, assigned by tradition to the amora Hoshaiah, commonly Osha'yah, who flourished in the third century in Palestine. The Midrash forms a haggadic commentary on the whole of...
DEBARIM RABBAH – Sections of the Midrash. A Midrash or homiletic commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy. Unlike Bereshit Rabbah, the Midrash to Deuteronomy which has been included in the collection of the Rabbot in the ordinary editions does not...
EKAH (LAMENTATIONS) RABBATI – The Midrash on Lamentations, like Bereshit Rabbah and the Pesiḳta ascribed to Rab Kahana, belongs to the oldest works of the Midrashic literature. It begins with thirty-six consecutive proems forming a separate collection,...
ESTHER RABBAH – Midrash to the Book of Esther in the current Midrash editions. From its plan and scope it is apparently an incomplete collection from the rich haggadic material furnished by the comments on the roll of Esther, which has been...
ḲOHELET (ECCLESIASTES) RABBAH – Haggadic commentary on Ecclesiastes, included in the collection of the Rabbot. It follows the Biblical book verse by verse, only a few verses remaining without comment. In the list of the old sedarim for the Bible four sedarim...
MIDRASH HAGGADAH – The subject will be treated under the following headings:General Statement.Special Divisions:A. Midrash Haggadah in the tannaitic midrashim, etc.1.Mekilta.2.Sifra.3.Sifre to Numbers.4.Sifre to Deuteronomy.B. The purely haggadic...
MIDRASHIM, SMALLER – A number of midrashim exist which are smaller in size, and generally later in date, than those dealt with in the articles Midrash Haggadah and Midrash Halakah. The chief of these are:1. Midrash Abkir: This midrash, the extant...