Why do the portraits of Biblical heroes contain such flaws? In the ancient world, heroes were taken much more seriously than they are today. Societies often portrayed one person or character as the primary hero of the culture. That person was depicted as being on a higher plane of existence than mere mortals–as partly divine, […]
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 […]
May 2019 – There are two main types of commentary on the Torah and on Rabbinic Literature. One kind is objective scholarship. The other is personal response. In objective scholarship, the writer strives to determine what was the original meaning of the Text. He studies the parallel literatures of antiquity. He uses ancient grammar. And […]
Publisher’s Weekly: Religion and Spirituality Announcements, 2019
Enjoy your JPS Tanakh audio. When you download the Tanakh, you will see 10 parts in your library. Each download part is divided into chapters. These chapters are not identical to the chapters of the Bible, so we have created a guide below to help you better navigate. If you would like to listen to […]
Read a review of “Justice for All’ on JNS.com “What emerges from this book is an appreciation of the uniqueness of the Bible in the ancient world, and its relevance for our world as well. Its central thesis is the centrality of ethics—not magic or superstition—in the biblical worldview, and the reality of God as […]
Read review in World News Group.