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Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I)
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   [Ber96]
          Berman, Samuel A. (ed). Midrash Tanhuma-Yelammedenu: An English
          Translation of Genesis and Exodus from the Printed Version of
          Tanhuma-Yelammedenu. Ktav Publishing House; 1996. Hardcover.
          ISBN 0-881254-00-2.
          [6][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Bia92]
          Bialik, Hayyim Nahman (ed); Ravnitzky, Yehoshua Hana (ed). The
          Book of Legends Sefer Ha-Aggadah: Legends from the Talmud and
          Midrash. Schocken Books; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 0-805241-13-2.
          [7][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Bli97]
          Blidstein, Gerald J. In the Rabbis' Garden: Adam and Eve in the
          Midrash. Jason Aronson; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-765759-87-X.
          [8][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Bra81]
          Braude, William G. and Kapstein, Israel J. (trans.) Tanna Debe
          Eliyyahu: The Lore of the School of Elijah. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1981, 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-827606-34-6.
          [9][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Gin46]
          Ginzberg, Louis, Szold, Henrietta (trans); Radin Paul (trans).
          Legends of the Jews. 7 vols. Jewish Publication Society,
          Philadelphia. 1946, 1989. Hardcover 7 Volume Set. ISBN
          0-827601-48-4.
          [10][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
          + The Legends of the Jews: Volume 1: From the Creation to
            Jacob. Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 1998. Paperback. Reprint
            edition. Volume 1. ISBN 0-801858-90-9.
            [11][Buy at Amazon:
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          + The Legends of the Jews: Volume 2: From Joseph to the Exodus.
            Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 1998. Paperback. Reprint edition.
            Volume 2. ISBN 0-801858-91-7.
            [12][Buy at Amazon:
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            ewish/] 
          + The Legends of the Jews: Volume 3: Moses in the Wilderness.
            Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 1998. Paperback. Reprint edition.
            Volume 3. ISBN 0-801858-92-5.
            [13][Buy at Amazon:
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          + The Legends of the Jews: Volume 4: From Joshua to Esther.
            Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 1998. Paperback. Reprint edition.
            Volume 4. ISBN 0-801858-93-3.
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          + The Legends of the Jews: Volume 5: Notes to Volumes 1 and 2 ;
            From the Creation to the Exodus. Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 1998.
            Paperback. Reprint edition. Volume 5. ISBN 0-801858-94-1.
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          + The Legends of the Jews: Volume 6: Notes to Volumes 3 and 4:
            From Moses to Esther. Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; 1998. Paperback.
            Reprint edition. Volume 6. ISBN 0-801858-95-X.
            [16][Buy at Amazon:
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          + The Legends of the Jews: Volume 7: Index. Johns Hopkins Univ
            Pr; 1998. Paperback. Reprint edition. Volume 7. ISBN
            0-801858-96-8.
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   [Gin92]
          Ginzberg. Louis. Legends of the Bible. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-827604-04-1.
          [18][Buy at Amazon:
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   [Gla62]
          Glatzer, Nahum N. ed. Hammer on the Rock: A Midrash Reader.
          Schocken, New York. 1962. Paperback. ISBN 0-805200-32-0. Out of
          Print. [Draws material from the nonlegal parts of the Talmud
          the Haggadah ... and the midrashic writings.]
          
   [Gol96]
          Goldberg, Edwin C. Midrash for Beginners. Jason Aronson; 1996.
          Paperback. ISBN 1-568215-99-1.
          [19][Buy at Amazon:
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          ish/] 
          
   [Ham95]
          Hammer, Reuven (trans); Goldin, Judah. The Classic Midrash:
          Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible (The Classics of Western
          Spirituality). Paulist Press; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN
          0-809104-67-9.
          [20][Buy at Amazon:
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   [Lan96]
          Langermann, Y. Tzvi (ed). Yemenite Midrash: Philosophical
          Commentaries on the Torah (The Sacred Literature Trust Series).
          Harper San Francisco, 1996. Altamira Pr; 1998. Paperback. ISBN
          0-761990-04-6. [An important work, this anthology of scriptural
          interpretations brings to light the Yemenite Jewish midrashic
          tradition, which is almost totally unknown to most Jews.]
          [21][Buy at Amazon:
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   [Lau76]
          Lauterbach, Jacob. Mekilta De-Rabbi Ishmael. Jewish Publication
          Society; 1976, 1983. Paperback. ISBN 0-827600-78-X.
          [22][Buy at Amazon:
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   [Mac97]
          Mack, Hananel. The Aggadic Midrash Literature. Jewish Lights
          Pub; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 9-650504-86-9.
          [23][Buy at Amazon:
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   [Mon70]
          Montefiore, C.G. and Loewe, H. eds. The Rabbinic Anthology
          Schocken Press, New York. 1970. ISBN 0-805204-42-3. Out of
          print. [Has some strange sources/references]
          
   [Neu94]
          Neusner, Jacob. The Midrash: An Introduction. Jason Aronson;
          1994. Paperback. ISBN 1-568213-57-3.
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   [Str92]
          Strack, Herman L.; Stemberger, Gunter; Bockmuehl, Markus
          (trans). Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash. Fortress Pr;
          1992. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-800625-24-2. [The
          classic work on the field. Not for beginners; for those
          interested in a more historical and critical study of Talmud
          and Midrash.]
          [25][Buy at Amazon:
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   [Tow89]
          Townsend, John T. (trans.). Midrash Tanhuma (2 vols):
          
          + Midrash Tanhuma: Translated into English With Indices and
            Brief Notes: Genesis. Ktav Publishing House; 1989. Hardcover.
            Volume I. ISBN 0-881250-87-2.
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          + Midrash Tanhuma: Translated into English With Indices and
            Brief Notes: Exodus and Leviticus. Ktav Publishing House;
            1997. Hardcover. Volume II. ISBN 0-881253-79-0.
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   [Wei80]
          Weissman, Rabbi Moshe. The Midrash Says. (5 vols). Benei Yakov
          Publications. Brooklyn, NY. 1980. [Adaptation of midrashim on
          each Torah section, with sources. Extremely faithful to the
          original, recommended among the Orthodox and used by observant
          teachers. Probably the best English language source for the
          range of Midrashic material. Also available in a children's
          edition, The Little Midrash Says, which includes Joshua.]

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