A Woman of Salt, by Mary Potter Engel

Midrash refers to the rabbinic tradition of interpretation that explores scripture beyond its literal meanings. The verse by verse interpretations generated by midrashic commentary bind the Talmud, the rabbinic traditions and the Bible into a complex, inexhaustible source of religious significance. Mary Potter Engel takes inspiration from this tradition by relating the fictional events of a woman's life to a contemporary meditation on the meaning of the story of Lot's wife.


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