Holy Scriptures and High-Tech at JPS Bible Symposium 2017

An engaged audience of over 100 came to the National Museum of American Jewish History for an April 30th Bible Symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of the JPS Holy Scriptures. The theme, The Future of American Jewish Bible Translation, generated lively discussion among the panelists, who represented all the major rabbinical schools and included many prominent American Jewish academics.

As they paid homage to the legacy of JPS’s first two Tanakh translations, they looked ahead to the future, raising intriguing questions about how one translates an ancient text in a high-tech world. The event, co-sponsored by JPS, Creighton University and the Museum, not only served as a forum for new questions, but also led to fresh partnerships, and plans for exciting Jewish scholarly work.

Many thanks to Professor Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, Creighton University, and The National Museum of American Jewish History.