Dr. Daniel Maoz is a Research Associate in the Department of Religion at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In 1986 he obtained a Ph.D in Religious Studies from the University of Human Sciences in Strasbourg.2012 0-7734-2548-9
This may be usable as a textbook for university level courses on rabbinic literature. Dr. Maoz’s book provides extracts from a wide variety of Midrash texts in the original Hebrew and Aramaic accompanied by an English translation. It serves as a reader for students and professors interested in developing their translation skills while learning about writings in Midrash. Most of the translations are from the Torah, but there are other sources as well. Aggadah is said to contain hidden, symbolic references, and where a literal interpretation is irrational, the translations are viewed as allegories.