The Family Book of Midrash
Rabbinic literature contains wonderful stories, filled with heroic personalities that illuminate Jewish ethical and moral values. Yet many of these tales are inaccessible to today's children. In this collection, Barbara Diamond Goldin has collected stories from the Talmud and other sources of midrashim, capturing their spirit and timeless messages. This volume allows these ancient tales to speak effectively to contemporary children and adults.
These selections from midrash tell of how David helped to solve the mystery of the widow's lost gold, how Rabbi Joshua ben Hananiah explained why one cannot look at God's face, how Moses received the Torah, and how Rabbi Akiva became the greatest teacher of its words. Humorous, mysterious and dramatic, these powerful tales imbue historical and spiritual figures with life and portray them as real people with whom the reader can identify.
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