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Jewish Publication Society

Overview
Works: 176 works in 301 publications in 2 languages and 21,379 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Sacred works  Terms and phrases  Terminology  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Bible fiction  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Translator, Editor, Printer, isb, Other
Classifications: BS895, 221.52
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The JPS guide to Jewish traditions by Ronald L Eisenberg( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is divided into four sections: Life cycle events, Sabbath and festivals, Synagogue and prayers and a final miscellany section that touches diverse topics as food, animals, magic and superstition
JPS commentary on the Haggadah : historical introduction, translation, and commentary by Joseph Tabory( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pathways through the Bible : classic selections from the Tanakh by Mortimer J Cohen( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jewish Publication Society first published Pathways Through the Bible in 1946 to much acclaim. The original book featured selections from the 1917 translation of the JPS Tanakh, bridged by narrative summaries written by Rabbi Cohen. It became a standard young adult and adult education text for teaching the Bible." "Rabbi David Stein has revised this great classic by replacing the 1917 JPS translation with the 1985 translation and updating Cohen's prose into a modern, gender-sensitive idiom that reflects the sense and sensibilities of our own time." "This new edition shares the same essential features as the original, especially the core principle that Pathways Through the Bible, in Cohen's words, "is not intended to replace The Holy Scriptures ... it is rather to be regarded as preparatory to the reading of the Bible itself ... Its purpose is to open for you pathways into the magic realm of the greatest literature ever written.""--Jacket
Dictionary of Jewish words by Joyce Eisenberg( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words contains 1,200 entries derived from Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, and English. The entries include words for and associated with Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, worship, and more. Each entry has a pronunciation guide and is cross-referenced to other related terms. The introduction is an excellent primer on the history of Jewish words, their transliteration, and pronunciation. The indexes at the back, arranged by categories, help readers easily find the words they want, even when they don't know the exact spelling. This handy and very accessible dictionary is an excellent resource not just for Jews, but for anyone who wants to check the meaning, spelling, and/or pronunciation of Jewish words
American Jewish fiction by Joshua N Lambert( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new volume in the JPS Guides series is a fiction reader's dream: a guide to 125 remarkable works of fiction. The selection includes a wide range of classic American Jewish novels and story collections, from 1867 to the present, selected by the author in consultation with a panel of literary scholars and book industry professionals. Roth, Mailer, Kellerman, Chabon, Ozick, Heller, and dozens of other celebrated writers are here, with their most notable works. Each entry includes a book summary, with historical context and background on the author. Suggestions for further reading point to ot
Sisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical women by Jill Hammer( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 24 stories about women in the Bible draws from the ancient tradition of Midrash; it brings to life the inner world and experiences of these characters, weaving both rabbinic legends and the author's own imagination into the biblical texts. Readers will discover Lilith, Eve, Leah, Miriam, and many other notable women. Jill Hammer's introduction reveals the need and rationale for Midrash-the writing in the margins-and how it can be liberating as well as deeply comforting. Commentary includes a list of biblical texts and rabbinic sources, and an explanation of how the story came to be written and why
Tanakh = [Tanakh] : a new translation of the Holy Scriptures according to the traditional Hebrew text by Jewish Publication Society( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not since the third century B.C.E., when seventy-two elders of the tribes of Israel created the Greek translation of Scriptures known as the Septuagint, has such a broad-based committee of Jewish scholars produced a major Bible translation
[Tanakh] = JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh : the traditional Hebrew text and the new JPS translation--second edition by Jewish Publication Society (Philadelphia)( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features one of the oldest known complete versions of the Holy Scriptures, placed next to JPS's English translation Hebrew text formatted to match English translation and slightly larger than the English for easy reading
The Yom Kippur anthology by Jewish Publication Society( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shavuot anthology by Philip Goodman( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish study Bible : Jewish Publication Society Tanakh translation by Jewish Publication Society( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern translation of the Jewish Bible is accompanied by detailed annotations, maps, a glossary, and two dozen essays by esteemed biblical scholars on various aspects of the Hebrew scriptures
JPS b'nai mitzvah Torah commentary by Jeffrey K Salkin( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For too many Jewish young people, bar/bat mitzvah has been the beginning of the end of their Jewish journeys. When students perceive the Torah as incomprehensible or irrelevant, many form the false impression that Judaism has nothing to say to them. Enter the game-changer: the JPS B'nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary shows teens in their own language how Torah addresses the issues in their world. The conversational tone is inviting and dignified, concise and substantial, direct and informative. The narrative summaries, "big" ideas, model divrei Torah, haftarot commentaries, and discussion questions will engage teens in studying the Torah and haftarot, in writing divrei Torah, and in continuing to learn Torah throughout their lives -- making it the book every rabbi, cantor, parent, and tutor will also want to have. Jewish learning -- for young people and adults -- will never be the same"--Page 4 of cover
The Jewish Study Bible by Jewish publication society( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now, readers of the Bible who are interested in Jewish traditions have a one-volume resource specifically tailored for their needs. The Jewish Study Bible's content reflects both contemporary biblical scholarship and the richness of Jewish tradition"--P. [4] of cover
The Rosh Hashanah anthology by Philip Goodman( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains sources and resources designed to help families understand and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah
The Sabbath anthology by Abraham Ezra Millgram( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sabbath Anthology delves into one of the earliest Jewish institutions--the holiday the prophet Isaiah characterized as "the day of delight"--Elucidating its history, laws, customs and traditions, religious and ethical insights, and observances in different eras throughout the world. A wealth of Jewish creativity past and present--"The Sabbath in Judeo-Hellenistic Literature" by Flavius Josephus and Philo Judaeus; Talmud and midrashim; medieval Jewish literature by Judah Halevi, Abraham ibn Ezra, and Moses Maimonides; modern Jewish literature by Solomon Schechter, Mordecai Kaplan, Sholom Asch, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, and Ahad Ha'am; short stories by S.Y. Agnon, I.L. Peretz, Meyer Levin, and Martin Buber; ceremonial and decorative art; musical compilations and programming--will yield delight for many Sabbaths to come"--Back cover
The JPS dictionary of Jewish words by Joyce Eisenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 1000 entries for Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a pronunciation guide and is cross-referenced to related terms
[Torah] = The Torah : a modern commentary by W. Gunther Plaut( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is an elegant, authoritative gift edition of the sacred Torah illustrated with Jewish art and iconography from around the world. Ancient frescoes, medieval illuminated manuscripts, and paintings by contemporary Ethiopian Jewish artists in the Copic style grace these pages--making this an excellent gift for a child studying for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Includes 125 full-color illustrations
Tanakh : the Holy Scriptures : the new JPS translation according to the traditional Hebrew text( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures, made directly from the traditional Hebrew text into the language of contemporary English speakers
The commentators' Bible : the Rubin JPS Miqra'ot gedolot = Miḳraʼot gedolot( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, Miqra'ot Gedolot is available in an accessible English edition. First published 500 years ago as the "Rabbinic Bible," the biblical commentaries known as the Miqra'ot Gedolot have inspired and educated generations of Hebrew readers. With this edition, the voices of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Nahmanides, Rashbam, and other medieval commentators come alive once more, speaking in a contemporary English translation annotated and explicated for lay readers. Each page of The Commentators' Bible contains several Hebrew verses from the book of Exodus, surrounded by both the 1917 and 1985 JPS translations and new English translations of the major commentators. This large-format volume is beautifully designed for ease of navigation among the many elements on each page, including explanatory notes and selected additional comments from the works of Bekhor Shor, Hizkuni, Abarbanel, Sforno, Gersonides, and others--Publisher
The JPS Torah commentary : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation by Jeffrey H Tigay( Book )

in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviticus translation and commentary
 
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JPS commentary on the Haggadah : historical introduction, translation, and commentaryPathways through the Bible : classic selections from the TanakhDictionary of Jewish wordsAmerican Jewish fictionSisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical womenTanakh = [Tanakh] : a new translation of the Holy Scriptures according to the traditional Hebrew text[Tanakh] = JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh : the traditional Hebrew text and the new JPS translation--second editionThe Jewish study Bible : Jewish Publication Society Tanakh translation
Alternative Names

controlled identityJewish Publication Society of America

J.P.S.

J.P.S. (i.e. Jewish Publication Society)

J.P.S. (Jewish Publication Society)

Jewish Publication Society

Jewish publication society of America

JPS

JPS (i.e. Jewish Publication Society)

JPS (Jewish Publication Society)

Publication Society

Languages
English (133)

Hebrew (5)