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Study Guides to JPS Books

Bible StudiesThe Bible’s Many Voices by Michael CarasikCain v. Abel: A Jewish Courtroom Drama by Dan Ornstein (study guide within book)The Commentators’ Bible edited by Michael CarasikJewish Bible Translations by Leonard J. GreenspoonJPS Bible Commentary: Haftarot by Laura Suzanne LieberThe JPS Rashi Discussion Commentary by Steven and Sarah Levy (discussion questions only within book)The Lost […]

We stand with Israel

Like so many across the globe, we at The Jewish Publication Society find ourselves without words even remotely adequate to the horrors and suffering that we have witnessed—and that we continue to witness—in Israel. In those moments when our own words fail us, and when peace seems more distant than ever, it has long been traditional for […]

Biblical Women Speak – Interview with Author Rabbi Marla J. Feldman

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman discusses her book, Biblical Women Speak: Hearing Their Voices Through New and Ancient Midrash, with JPS Director, Dr. Elias Sacks. What were biblical women thinking and doing when the men around them received all the attention and glory? How did Leah, Rachel, and their handmaids negotiate the complicated family dynamics of four […]

Open Judaism – Interview with Author Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz

Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz, JPS Director Emeritus, discusses his latest book, Open Judaism: A Guide for Believers, Atheists, and Agnostics, with his successor as JPS Director, Dr. Elias Sacks. Open Judaism offers a big-tent welcome to all Jews and Judaism. It is at once an invitation to the spiritually seeking Jew, a clarion call for a deeply […]

THE JPS TANAKH: Gender-Sensitive Edition

JPS is excited to announce the publication of THE JPS TANAKH: Gender-Sensitive Edition. A ground-breaking partnership with Sefaria, the Gender-Sensitive Edition represents the first substantial revision of our landmark translation of the Tanakh (the Jewish tradition’s term for the Hebrew Bible). The Gender-Sensitive Edition is also now available online at Sefaria, along with the Preface […]

Attention Rabbis and Chaplains: Free JPS Tanakh Offer!

Update, Oct. 2022 To date JPS has distributed 5000 Bibles in this program! We have reached the limit available set by our donor and are seeking additional funds. Please check back for further updates; in the meantime, to receive information about discounts or to add your name to a waitlist for Bibles if this program is […]

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