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Midrash HaGadol

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Midrash HaGadol or The Great Midrash (Hebrew: מדרש הגדול) was written by Rabbi David Adani of Yemen (14th century) compilation of aggadic midrashim on the Pentateuch taken from the two Talmuds and earlier Midrashim of Yemenite provenance. In addition, it borrows quotations from the Targums, and Maimonides and Kabbalistic writings (Oesterley & Box 1920), and in this aspect is unique among the various midrashic collections. This important work—the largest of the midrashic collections—came to popular attention only relatively recently (late 19th century) through the efforts of Jacob Saphir, Solomon Schecter, and David Zvi Hoffmann. In addition to containing midrashic material that is not found elsewhere, such as the Mekhilta of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the Midrash HaGadol contains what are considered to be more correct versions of previously known Talmudic and Midrashic passages.
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original title: מִדְרָשׁ הַגָּדוֹל
based on: Babylonian Talmud, Jerusalem Talmud, Tanakh

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