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Jewish Publication Society

Overview
Works: 214 works in 365 publications in 2 languages and 16,208 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Terms and phrases  Terminology  Sacred works  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Bible fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Translator, Collector
Classifications: BS895, 221.52
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Tanakh = [Tanakh] : a new translation of the Holy Scriptures according to the traditional Hebrew text by Jewish Publication Society( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,828 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
The JPS guide to Jewish traditions by Ronald L Eisenberg( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,739 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( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of Jewish words by Joyce Eisenberg( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,347 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
Pathways through the Bible : classic selections from the Tanakh by Mortimer J Cohen( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,340 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
American Jewish fiction by Joshua N Lambert( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,282 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 other books that match readers' interests and favorite writers. And the introduction is a fascinating exploration of the history of and important themes in American Jewish Fiction, illustrating how Jewish writing in the U.S. has been in constant dialogue with popular entertainment and intellectual life. Included in this guide are lists of book award winners; recommended anthologies; title, author, and subject indexes; and more
Sisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical women by Jill Hammer( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,235 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
The Jewish study Bible : Jewish Publication Society Tanakh translation by Jewish Publication Society( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,229 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
[Tanakh] = JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh : the traditional Hebrew text and the new JPS translation--second edition by JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,049 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 JPS dictionary of Jewish words by Joyce Eisenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 472 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
The Jewish Study Bible by Jewish Publication Society( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jewish Study Bible combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life"--Publisher's Web site
[Torah] = The Torah : a modern commentary by W. Gunther Plaut( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 350 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
A coat for the moon and other Jewish tales by Howard Schwartz( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Jewish folktales from around the world, including "The Lamp on the Mountain," "The Witch Barusha," "The Sabbath Walking Stick," and "The Fisherman and the Silver Fish."
The JPS Torah commentary : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation by Jeffrey H Tigay( Book )

in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbers translation and commentary
JPS b'nai mitzvah Torah commentary by Jeffrey K Salkin( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 170 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
God must like cookies, too by Carol Snyder( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl goes to temple with her grandmother, where she enjoys the Shabbat service and anxiously awaits the promised cookies she will have at the Oneg Shabbat after the service
The illustrated Torah : illustrated sidrot and haftarot( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism : the Tanakh : the new JPS translation( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rashi anniversary volume by American Academy for Jewish Research( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays on Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac of Troyes, France, the 900th anniversary of whose birth was celebrated by world Jewry last year ... ed. by Prof. H.L. Ginsberg."--Editorial statement
The Torah : the five books of Moses : a new translation of the holy scriptures according to the Masoretic text, first section by Bible( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew
 
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Tanakh = [Tanakh] : a new translation of the Holy Scriptures according to the traditional Hebrew text
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The JPS guide to Jewish traditionsJPS commentary on the Haggadah : historical introduction, translation, and commentaryDictionary of Jewish wordsPathways through the Bible : classic selections from the TanakhAmerican Jewish fictionSisters at Sinai : new tales of biblical womenThe Jewish study Bible : Jewish Publication Society Tanakh translation[Tanakh] = JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh : the traditional Hebrew text and the new JPS translation--second edition
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)

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Languages
English (137)

Hebrew (5)