Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman, DHL (1973) Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, is Senior Scholar of Temple Israel (Boston, MA) and Adjunct Professor of Midrash at Hebrew Union College, New York. His publications include: The Way of Man According to Hasidic Teaching (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2012); "Midrash Jonah," CCAR Journal (Spring 1977) and A Literary Analysis of Ma'aseh Avraham Avinu 'Alav Hashalom', The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism (Brill, Leiden, 1999).
Rabbi Seth M. Limmer, DHL (2009) Hebrew Union College, New York, is Senior Rabbi of Chicago Sinai Congregation. His publications include: Et and the Imahot: a Particle of Inclusion, On Kashrut and On God [forthcoming] for the Reform Movement’s press.
All those interested in Jewish literature (scholars and non-academics alike) will gain an appreciation of its growth and expansion through the prism of Medieval Midrash: The House for Inspired Innovation.
Table of contents
Preface: What We Don’t Know About Minor Midrash
The Little We Do Know About Minor Midrash
Part I: The World of Medieval Midrash
Canon: The House of Midrash
Dating: Medieval Midrash
Traditions: Making Midrash
Part II: Six Midrashim of Solomon
Midrash Al Yithallel
An Episode concerning King Solomon
The Episode of the Ant
Parables of King Solomon
The Form of the Throne of King Solomon, Peace be upon Him
The Throne and Hippodrome of King Solomon
Conclusions: Medieval Midrash
Appendix A: “The Throne and Hippodrome of King Solomon,” Perets ben Baruch Asher Perles, Breslau, 1872
Appendix B: “Shall the Jewish Middle Man be Spared,” Vladimir Jabotinsky, July 18, 1930