"Midrash is the playfulness - and I say this in a loving way - with which the rabbis embraced biblical texts, filled in some of the blanks and missing pieces, and tried to seek God through the stories they told. The Bible itself is a very sparse account, and it needs us to be able to read it and make it come alive for us - it requires an imagination. I think what you've done with the Christian Scripture is something Jewish; you've filled in the pieces with Midrash. I didn't know that Christians were allowed to do that."
- Jewish rabbi speaking to Anne Rice about her book Christ the Lord
Source: Relevant Magazine Issue 19