How should people understand strange midrashic tales?

By |2013-07-01T07:30:41-07:00June 25th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                         By Israel Drazin   The Babylonian Talmud, Sotah 11a, tells a tale that is not even hinted in the Torah. Before enslaving the Israelites, Pharaoh asked Balaam, Job, and Jethro whether it is advisable to do so. Jethro, according to this story, protested, and God rewarded him by having Moses become his son-in-law. Job [...]