The Maggid of Melbourne: What’s the Point of Midrash?

Posted by Levi Cooper on November 23, 2015
Topics: A Shot of Torah with Levi Cooper, Midrash

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Levi considers the goals of the genre of Midrash, by looking at the Sages’ interpretations of the stones that Jacob put around his head.


The Maggid of Melbourne is an ongoing series by Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist, father to six and native Australian – in which he shares some short Torah ideas on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. To the Beit Midrash!

See www.elmad.pardes.org/maggidofmelbourne for more episodes in the series.

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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