How Rashi Uses Midrash: Sefer Bereshit
Written almost 1000 years ago, Rashi’s biblical commentary has aided in understanding the Torah on a very basic level and without this help, it would be difficult to uncover further layers of interpretation. Join Ilana Goldstein Saks as she explores one of Rashi’s methods, his use of Midrash in explaining the simple meaning of the text.
Ilana Goldstein Saks has a MA in Bible from Bar-Ilan University, has taught in a number of midrashot and schools in Israel, and has worked in Jewish-studies curriculum development. She has also baked and taught workshops on bread and Jewish sources at an artisanal bakery. She lives with her family in Efrat.