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Berman, Samuel A. (ed). Midrash Tanhuma-Yelammedenu: An English Translation of Genesis and Exodus from the Printed Version of Tanhuma-Yelammedenu. Ktav Publishing House; 1996. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881254-00-2.
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Bialik, Hayyim Nahman (ed); Ravnitzky, Yehoshua Hana (ed). The Book of Legends Sefer Ha-Aggadah: Legends from the Talmud and Midrash. Schocken Books; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 0-805241-13-2.
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Blidstein, Gerald J. In the Rabbis' Garden: Adam and Eve in the Midrash. Jason Aronson; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-765759-87-X.
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Braude, William G. and Kapstein, Israel J. (trans.) Tanna Debe Eliyyahu: The Lore of the School of Elijah. Jewish Publication Society; 1981, 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-827606-34-6.
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Ginzberg, Louis, Szold, Henrietta (trans); Radin Paul (trans). Legends of the Jews. 7 vols. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia. 1946, 1989. Hardcover 7 Volume Set. ISBN 0-827601-48-4.
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Ginzberg. Louis. Legends of the Bible. Jewish Publication Society; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-827604-04-1.
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Glatzer, Nahum N. ed. Hammer on the Rock: A Midrash Reader. Schocken, New York. 1962. Paperback. ISBN 0-805200-32-0. Out of Print. [Draws material from the nonlegal parts of the Talmud the Haggadah ... and the midrashic writings.]

Goldberg, Edwin C. Midrash for Beginners. Jason Aronson; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 1-568215-99-1.
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Hammer, Reuven (trans); Goldin, Judah. The Classic Midrash: Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible (The Classics of Western Spirituality). Paulist Press; 1995. Hardcover. ISBN 0-809104-67-9.
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Langermann, Y. Tzvi (ed). Yemenite Midrash: Philosophical Commentaries on the Torah (The Sacred Literature Trust Series). Harper San Francisco, 1996. Altamira Pr; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-761990-04-6. [An important work, this anthology of scriptural interpretations brings to light the Yemenite Jewish midrashic tradition, which is almost totally unknown to most Jews.]
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Lauterbach, Jacob. Mekilta De-Rabbi Ishmael. Jewish Publication Society; 1976, 1983. Paperback. ISBN 0-827600-78-X.
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Mack, Hananel. The Aggadic Midrash Literature. Jewish Lights Pub; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 9-650504-86-9.
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Montefiore, C.G. and Loewe, H. eds. The Rabbinic Anthology Schocken Press, New York. 1970. ISBN 0-805204-42-3. Out of print. [Has some strange sources/references]

Neusner, Jacob. The Midrash: An Introduction. Jason Aronson; 1994. Paperback. ISBN 1-568213-57-3.
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Strack, Herman L.; Stemberger, Gunter; Bockmuehl, Markus (trans). Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash. Fortress Pr; 1992. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-800625-24-2. [The classic work on the field. Not for beginners; for those interested in a more historical and critical study of Talmud and Midrash.]
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Townsend, John T. (trans.). Midrash Tanhuma (2 vols):

Weissman, Rabbi Moshe. The Midrash Says. (5 vols). Benei Yakov Publications. Brooklyn, NY. 1980. [Adaptation of midrashim on each Torah section, with sources. Extremely faithful to the original, recommended among the Orthodox and used by observant teachers. Probably the best English language source for the range of Midrashic material. Also available in a children's edition, The Little Midrash Says, which includes Joshua.]

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