Midrash Wayyikra Rabbah, 2 Vols. Set

Mordecai Margaliot


Wayyikra (Leviticus) Rabbah is a collection of thirty-seven homilies on the Book of Leviticus. This edition by Mordechai Margaliot (1909 – 1968), originally published in five volumes, “is considered to be a model of critical editing of a midrashic text” (Encyclopaedia Judaica). The edition comprises an introduction, the text with full critical apparatus and extensive annotation, comprehensive indexes and important supplementary material including annotations by Saul Lieberman. Mordechai Margaliot (Margulies) was one of the first graduates of the Hebrew University, and he became a leading scholar in the fields of midrashic and geonic literature. From 1958 until his untimely death, he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary.


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