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JPS books represent the very best of Jewish scholarship and learning, opening up sources and voices from across the Jewish tradition to readers and communities around the world. However, producing these books, and ensuring their accessibility, requires substantial resources. In gratitude for your support of $1,800 or more, your name—or the name of someone you wish to honor—will be included in a future JPS title of your choice.

Dedication opportunities for our acclaimed JPS Bible Commentaries series are listed below. To learn more about other forthcoming titles, contact Dr. Elias Sacks, JPS Director, at or (215) 832-0607.

A full listing of donor opportunities and benefits is available here.


JPS Bible Commentaries

JPS Bible commentaries are the gold-standard, English-language Jewish commentaries on the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). Each volume provides the Hebrew text of the Bible, the iconic JPS English translation, a line-by-line commentary, and detailed discussions of topics ranging from the Bible’s ancient historical context to its interpretation by communities across history.

The JPS Bible Commentary: Psalms

General Series Editor: Benjamin Sommer

  • Commentaries: Benjamin Sommer, Alan Cooper, Yair Zakovitch, Marc Brettler, Adele Berlin
  • Ritual and Liturgical Sidebars: Benjamin Sommer, Avigdor Shinan, AJ Berkovitz

This groundbreaking five-volume series illuminates the stirring poetry of the biblical book of Psalms, drawing on the most recent research into the language of the Bible, its literary forms, and the historical context that may have given rise to these poems. The commentary pays special attention to the message of each psalm and to how the poetry shapes that message, while also exploring traditional Jewish interpretations of these texts. For the first time, this series also includes sidebars on the ritual and liturgical uses of these biblical poems, recovering and highlighting diverse uses of each psalm from the ancient world through modernity in communities across North Africa, Yemen, Italy, eastern and western Europe, North America, the state of Israel, and beyond. The first volume—covering Psalms 120-150—appeared in August 2023.

The full Psalms series is dedicated in memory of Rabbi André Ungar.

Learn more about this groundbreaking series here.

Learn more about how this series explores the uses of the psalms in diverse Jewish communities here.

The JPS Bible Commentary: Lamentations

Edward Greenstein

This commentary will explore a biblical book that offers a moving collection of sustained yet diverse poetic responses to the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple—and that has served as a touchstone for poets and theologians during virtually every cycle of exile and hardship that the Jewish people has endured.

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The JPS Bible Commentary: Joshua

Leonard Greenspoon

This commentary will open up a formative period in the Bible’s account of Israelite history: the period during which the Israelites entered the land of Israel after the Exodus from Egypt, becoming a people amid events that have continued to resonate throughout the ages.

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The JPS Bible Commentary: Judges

Diane Sharon

This commentary will take up the tumultuous era in biblical history before the Israelites formed a monarchy under Saul, David, and other kings: the era of leaders known as judges, including figures—such as Deborah and Samson—whose stories still captivate readers today.

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The JPS Bible Commentary: 1-2 Samuel

Gary Rendsburg

These commentaries will illuminate biblical books that recount the emergence of the ancient Israelite monarchy, exploring the Bible’s political theology, the role of God and humans in Israelite history, and some of the best-known biblical episodes and individuals—including the prayer of Hannah, the rise and fall of Saul, and the complex and challenging figure of King David.

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Other Opportunities

To learn more about other forthcoming titles, contact Dr. Elias Sacks, JPS Director, at or (215) 832-0607.

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