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Jacob Elbaum

Jacob Elbaum is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he teaches Midrash in the Department of Hebrew Literature. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University. His most recent publication is Medieval Perspectives on Aggadah and Midrash.

Articles by this author

Midrash and Aggadah: Terminology

The midrash and aggadah are the two collections of non-legal writing from the Rabbis. In modern times, the two terms are generally used interchangeably.

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