Status Report: Midrash
Sefaria made an early push to get many of the major midrashic sources online early. Many of them had already been digitized by other people and were available in either wikisource, OYW, or elsewhere. While our focus is obviously on the classic midrashic sources, we also have included some of the more modern ones. Currently we have:
- Midrash rabbah on the Torah and five megillot.
- The Glick Edition of the Ein Yaakov, which is in Hebrew and English. This book was completely digitized by Sefaria thanks to a generous gift from Fred and Joyce Claar.
- The Vilna Ein Yaakov (Hebrew only, but contains a more standard set of midrashim than Glick’s edition).
- Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzburg (English only)
- Midrash Mishlei by Buber, including Buber’s footnotes (they appear in the sidebar along with the commentaries)
- Midrash Tanchuma
- Pirkei D’Rabbi Eliezer
- Tanna Dbei Eliyahu Rabba
Over the next few months we are focused on some other projects, but over the summer you can expect to start seeing other midrashim appear on the site including Otzar Hamidrashim by Eisenstein, Mechilta D’Rabbi Yishmael, Mechilta D’Rashbi, Sifra, Sifre, Pesikta D’Rav Kahanna, Midrash Tehillim, and more.