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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Torah and Halachic Authority (3/12)
Section - Question 3.29: What are the Midrashim on the Five Megillot (aka The So-Called Rabbot)?

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   Lamentations Rabbah 
          As noted in Section [5]3.27, Lamentations Rabbah is exegetical
          midrash on Eichah (Lamentations). It contains verse by verse
          expositions, simple lexical explanations and also many parables
          and stories. It contains many stories about the destruction of
          the Temple, the crises under Trajan and Hadrian, and the Bar
          Kokhba revolt. It draws upon the Mishna, Tosefta, Mekhilta,
          Sifra and Sifre.
          
   Midrash Shir haShirim (Song of Songs Rabbah) 
          An allegorical interpretation of 'Song of Songs'. Written
          sometime between the 3rd and 6th century.
          
   Midrash Ruth 
          Exposition of the book of Ruth, redacted around 500.
          
   Midrash Kohelet (Ecclesiastes Rabbah) 
          An exposition of the book of Ecclesiastes, written in the 8th
          century.
          
   Midrash Ester (Haggadat Megillah) 
          An exposition of the book of Ester, written around 500 CE.

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