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List of Forthcoming & Recent Titles – UPDATED Fall 2019

2020 Navon, Emmanuel—The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel November 2020 The first encompassing book on the diplomatic history of the Jewish people retraces and explains the Jews’ interactions with other nations from the ancient kingdom of Israel to the modern State of Israel. Greenspoon, Leonard—Jewish Bible Translations: A Comparative History November […]

Why Buy The Book?

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 […]

A YEAR WITH THE SAGES: Wisdom on the Weekly Torah Portion – Reviewed by Jack Riemer, The Boston Jewish Advocate

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 […]

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