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The Jewish Publication Society We are called the "People of the Book." The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) is about the great books of Judaism. For the past 132 years JPS has been the preeminent publisher of books at the heart of Jewish culture in the English reading world.

Our roots go back to before the Civil War, and our charter to 1888 in Philadelphia. Our legacy includes two acclaimed translations of the Hebrew Bible (the JPS Tanakh), esteemed biblical commentary, and over 120 years of scholarly and popular works of history, philosophy, and literature that have stood the test of time. We are old, but young at heart. Our publishing program includes path-breaking

Our roots go back to before the Civil War, and our charter to 1888 in Philadelphia. Our legacy includes two acclaimed translations of the Hebrew Bible (the JPS Tanakh), esteemed biblical commentary, and over 120 years of scholarly and popular works of history, philosophy, and literature that have stood the test of time. We are old, but young at heart. Our publishing program includes path-breaking

A new review of Night of Beginnings: A Passover Haggadah by Marcia Falk: "I have become a collector of Haggadot and this...
03/03/2022
[Book Review] Night of Beginnings: A Passover Haggadah by Marcia Falk - Heidi Slowinski

A new review of Night of Beginnings: A Passover Haggadah by Marcia Falk: "I have become a collector of Haggadot and this is the most beautiful in my collection, by far." https://heidislowinski.com/2022/03/02/book-review-night-of-beginnings-a-passover-haggadah-by-marcia-falk/

By Marcia Falk In time for Pesach 5782 comes a new Haggadah by Marcia Falk. This new text provides the full narrative from the Exodus and provides a feminist perspective on the familiar story from the perspectives of Miriam; Shifrah and Pu’ah, the Hebrew midwives responsible for saving the lives o...

A BRIDE FOR ONE NIGHT offers a surprising and provocative read, both for anyone already intimate with the Talmud or for ...
03/03/2022

A BRIDE FOR ONE NIGHT offers a surprising and provocative read, both for anyone already intimate with the Talmud or for anyone interested in one of the most influential works of Jewish literature.

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02/07/2022

Listen to this interview with Noam Zion, author of SANCTIFIED SEX, on the College Commons podcast.

01/28/2022

"Few writers can command the vast array of genres of Jewish literature and synthesize them the way Zion does. Earlier works have addressed Jewish attitudes to sexuality... but... these are written for academic audiences. Zion has the gift of being able to popularize even when analyzing difficult texts, using a comprehensible and engaging style appropriate for a general audience." https://www.jpost.com/judaism/article-694799

“Arthur Waskow’s unique voice, at once eloquent, musical, creative, and passionate, rings throughout SEASONS OF OUR JOY,...
01/21/2022

“Arthur Waskow’s unique voice, at once eloquent, musical, creative, and passionate, rings throughout SEASONS OF OUR JOY, weaving together strands of Jewish life: the meaning of our ceremonies and celebrations; the spirituality of the individual; the essential fragility and wonder of the world entrusted to us; the mystical chains that bind together the generations; and, permeating all of that, Waskow’s powerful Jewish vision of peace and justice.”—Rabbi David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

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TREES, EARTH, AND TORAH is the first extensive collection of Jewish resources for observing the increasingly popular lat...
01/20/2022

TREES, EARTH, AND TORAH is the first extensive collection of Jewish resources for observing the increasingly popular late-winter holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish “New Year of the Tree.”

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Praise for SEASONS OF OUR JOY: “A wonderful blend of information and innovation that will help readers find both traditi...
01/19/2022

Praise for SEASONS OF OUR JOY: “A wonderful blend of information and innovation that will help readers find both traditional and new meaning in the Jewish holidays.”—Judith Plaskow, author of STANDING AGAIN AT SINAI

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CELEBRATING THE JEWISH NEW YEAR: THE WINTER HOLIDAYS  helps us discover how deeply Jewish traditions are rooted in natur...
01/17/2022

CELEBRATING THE JEWISH NEW YEAR: THE WINTER HOLIDAYS helps us discover how deeply Jewish traditions are rooted in nature’s yearly cycle, and how beautifully season and spirit are woven together throughout the Jewish year.

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"SEASONS OF OUR JOY brings reverent renewal to ancient practices. And it presents new understanding and approaches that ...
01/14/2022

"SEASONS OF OUR JOY brings reverent renewal to ancient practices. And it presents new understanding and approaches that we are invited to sanctify. This book will heighten your awareness of the eternal religious power of the Jewish calendar.”—Rabbi Gordon Tucker, former dean, Jewish Theological Seminary

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SEASONS OF OUR JOY explores the meaning of each holiday in relation to the history of the Jewish people and individual s...
01/13/2022

SEASONS OF OUR JOY explores the meaning of each holiday in relation to the history of the Jewish people and individual spirituality, examines how the place of each holiday in the cycle of the moon and the changing seasons affects the mood of the day, and suggests ritual and spiritual ways to prepare for each festival.

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Praise for CELEBRATING THE JEWISH YEAR: “This is the kind of book where a reviewer says ‘every family should own one.’ A...
01/13/2022

Praise for CELEBRATING THE JEWISH YEAR: “This is the kind of book where a reviewer says ‘every family should own one.’ All three volumes will make excellent contributions to the celebrations of our Jewish holidays.”—Sybil Kaplan, National Jewish Post and Opinion

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In honor of Tu BiShvat, save 40% off select JPS books from 1/10/22-1/28/22 with promo code: 6TBH22
01/10/2022
Tu BiShvat Sale - Nebraska Press

In honor of Tu BiShvat, save 40% off select JPS books from 1/10/22-1/28/22 with promo code: 6TBH22

Save 40% off these books in honor of Tu BiShvat. Enter 6TBH22 in the promotion code field of your shopping cart and click “Add Promotion Code.” Offer expires January 28, 2022 and is good for U.S. and Canadian shipments only.

Each page in THE COMMENTATORS' BIBLE: GENESIS contains several verses from the book of Genesis, surrounded by both the 1...
12/30/2021

Each page in THE COMMENTATORS' BIBLE: GENESIS contains several verses from the book of Genesis, surrounded by both the 1917 and the 1985 JPS translations and by new contemporary English translations of the major commentators.

During our Bible sale, save 40%: https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/bible-promotion/

In A YEAR WITH MARTIN BUBER, the first Torah commentary to focus on his life’s work, we experience the fifty-four weekly...
12/29/2021

In A YEAR WITH MARTIN BUBER, the first Torah commentary to focus on his life’s work, we experience the fifty-four weekly Torah portions and eleven Jewish holidays through Buber’s eyes.

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Each page in THE COMMENTATORS' BIBLE, this five-volume series, contains the biblical text in Hebrew surrounded by both t...
12/20/2021

Each page in THE COMMENTATORS' BIBLE, this five-volume series, contains the biblical text in Hebrew surrounded by both the 1917 and 1985 JPS translations, and by new contemporary English translations of the major commentators.

During our Bible sale, save 40%: https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/bible-promotion/

A YEAR WITH MARTIN BUBER demonstrates Buber’s roots in Jewish thought and breaks new ground by explaining the broader sc...
12/20/2021

A YEAR WITH MARTIN BUBER demonstrates Buber’s roots in Jewish thought and breaks new ground by explaining the broader scope of Buber’s life and work in a clear, conversational voice.

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A YEAR WITH MORDECAI KAPLAN guides twenty-first-century spiritual seekers of all backgrounds on how to live reflectively...
12/20/2021

A YEAR WITH MORDECAI KAPLAN guides twenty-first-century spiritual seekers of all backgrounds on how to live reflectively and purposefully every day.

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IN THIS HOUR offers the first English translations of selected German writings by Abraham Joshua Heschel from his tumult...
12/20/2021

IN THIS HOUR offers the first English translations of selected German writings by Abraham Joshua Heschel from his tumultuous years in Nazi-ruled Germany and months in London exile, before he found refuge in the United States.

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JOSEPH deftly shows how an unbroken chain of interpretive traditions, mainly literary but also artistic, have added to t...
12/15/2021

JOSEPH deftly shows how an unbroken chain of interpretive traditions, mainly literary but also artistic, have added to the depth of this fascinating and unique character.

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THINKING ABOUT THE PROPHETS examines their often-shocking teachings in light of their times, their influence on later We...
12/15/2021

THINKING ABOUT THE PROPHETS examines their often-shocking teachings in light of their times, their influence on later Western and Jewish thinkers, and their enduring lessons for all of us.

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CAIN V. ABEL includes a discussion and activity guide to promote open dialogue about human brokenness and healing, perso...
12/14/2021

CAIN V. ABEL includes a discussion and activity guide to promote open dialogue about human brokenness and healing, personal impulses, and societal responsibility.

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The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masore...
12/13/2021

The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text.

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THE JPS JEWISH HERITAGE TORAH COMMENTARY is designed to keep the attention of all readers, by having each lively essay b...
12/13/2021

THE JPS JEWISH HERITAGE TORAH COMMENTARY is designed to keep the attention of all readers, by having each lively essay be both brief enough to be read in minutes and deep and substantive enough to deliver abundant food for thought.

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While our history, award-winning titles, and major publishing projects provide JPS with worldwide credibility and gravitas, competing in today's publishing world requires innovation and change. JPS recently entered into a publishing partnership with the University of Nebraska Press to assume the business side of our operations: production, licensing, marketing, and sales. JPS now focuses exclusively on what we do best - sourcing and shaping book content - giving life to the classics of Judaism for this generation and the next.

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Voici en avant-première la couverture de la version française de mon livre "L'étoile et le sceptre" aux Éditions Hermann (l'original en anglais a été publié par The Jewish Publication Society & University of Nebraska Press). Publié en partenariat avec ELNET France et La Fondation France-Israël En librairie le 23 mars 2022.
The Year 2022 shall see the publication of "The Star and the Scepter" (The Jewish Publication Society / University of Nebraska Press) in French (Éditions Hermann), Chinese (Nanjing University - TH Press ), Hebrew (מודן הוצאה לאור) and Italian (Giubilei Regnani Editore). #HappyNewYear2022
New in the AJS Career Center! Executive Director/Editor in Chief at The Jewish Publication Society. Preferably based in the mid-Atlantic area https://myajs.associationforjewishstudies.org/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=691431
With the AJS Annual Conference just 3 days away, it's the perfect time to visit the The Jewish Publication Society booth in our online exhibit hall! You'll find an exhibit of Jewish Studies books and a 40% discount! Visit now: https://associationforjewishstudies.org/2021-online-exhibit-hall/the-jewish-publication-society
"A read­er will come away with new insights on how the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty of the Unit­ed States has nav­i­gat­ed embrac­ing both Amer­i­can and Jew­ish ways of life." Have you read Jonathan D. Sarna's engaging and informative COMING TO TERMS WITH AMERICA? Check out our review here. 👉https://bit.ly/3rNwdPt (The Jewish Publication Society)
The Jewish Book Council's "Paper Brigade" is out, featuring my book "The Star and the Scepter" (published by The Jewish Publication Society / University of Nebraska Press and available on Amazon.com). Get your copy now on the link below. https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/paper-brigade
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Did you know that it was thanks to #Thanksgiving that the Jewish Agency was able to gather a majority at the UN for the 1947 partition plan? Learn how and why in "The Star and the Scepter." Published by The Jewish Publication Society & University of Nebraska Press Available on Amazon.com #HappyThanksgiving2021
Our latest College Commons Podcast episode is live! This week, listen to Rabbi Wayne Allen, Ph.D. in “Jewish Thinking About Good And Evil: Controversy, confusion and confidence in God’s goodness, from antiquity to present”. Rabbi Allen graduated from New York University with a B.A. in philosophy and as part of Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then attended The Jewish Theological Seminary - JTS where he earned a Master’s degree in Rabbinics and went on to receive rabbinic ordination. He served as a congregational rabbi for 35 years in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. JTS conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity upon him for his years of dedicated service. Rabbi Allen was awarded a Master’s degree in Philosophy from York University in Toronto where went on to earn his Ph.D. He has taught Jews and non-Jews of all ages in formal and informal settings including at American Jewish University - AJU, University of Waterloo, Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, and Camp Ramah in California. Along with Harvey Haber, he wrote "Giving Thanks: Graces for All Occasions". Among his interests has been Jewish Law. As the author of “Perspectives on Jewish Law and Contemporary Issues” and “Further Perspectives on Jewish Law and Contemporary Issues” as well as editor of the first two volumes of “Tomeikh keHalakhah”, the responsa collection of the Union For Traditional Judaism, Rabbi Allen gained recognition as an authority on the application of Jewish legal principles in a modern context. He was a frequent panelist for Jewish Values Online and has appeared on radio and television. Other interests include cantorial music – leading to the publication of his book on "The Cantor: From Mishnah to Modernity" – and mediating Judaism to inquiring minds, resulting in his book "Prescription for an Ailing World". The most comprehensive book on the topic, "Thinking about Good and Evil: Jewish Views from Antiquity to Modernity" traces the most salient Jewish ideas about why innocent people seem to suffer, why evil individuals seem to prosper, and God’s role in such matters of (in)justice, from antiquity to the present. He is also a The Jewish Publication Society author. Listen where you get your podcasts and visit http://collegecommons.huc.edu/bully_pulpit/wayne-allen/ for more information.
Our new College Commons Podcast episode is live! Listen to Leonard J. Greenspoon, Ph.D. discuss bible translations as a key to Jewish history in “Jewish Bible Translations: Personalities, Passions, Politics, Progress”. Examining a wide range of translations over twenty-four centuries, this episode delves into the historical, cultural, linguistic, and religious contexts of versions in eleven languages: Arabic, Aramaic, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish. Greenspoon profiles many Jewish translators—among them Buber, Hirsch, Kaplan, Leeser, Luzzatto, Mendelssohn, Orlinsky, and Saadiah Gaon—framing their aspirations within the Jewish and larger milieus in which they worked. He differentiates their principles, styles, and techniques—for example, their choice to emphasize either literal reflections of the Hebrew or distinctive elements of the vernacular language—and their underlying rationales. As he highlights distinctive features of Jewish Bible translations, he offers new insights regarding their shared characteristics and their limits. Additionally, he shows how profoundly Jewish translators and interpreters influenced the style and diction of the King James Bible. Dr. Greenspoon holds the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University, where he is also Professor of Theology and of Classical & Near Eastern Studies. He is the editor of the 32-volume (and counting) Studies in Jewish Civilization series. He has also written five other books, in addition to his most recent one on Jewish Bible translations. Additionally, he has served on translation committees for five versions. In 2018, Dr. Greenspoon was the recipient of a Festschrift: Found in Translation: Essays on Jewish Bible Translation in Honor of Leonard J. Greenspoon. At the 2019 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, he was the featured scholar honored in a section titled “Wisdom of the Ages.” For 2020, Greenspoon was named researcher of the year at Creighton. He is also a The Jewish Publication Society author. Listen where you get your podcasts and visit collegecommons.huc.edu/bully_pulpit/greenspoon/ for more information.
What inspired the title of my book "The Star and the Scepter"? (published by The Jewish Publication Society & University of Nebraska Press, available on Amazon.com). Here is a short asnwer. Watch the longer version on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs6erdqYZsw
Learn more about the complicated relationship between #Russia and #Israel in my book "The Star and the Scepter." Published by The Jewish Publication Society and University of Nebraska Press Available on Amazon.com