New in 2005, this Revised Edition brings contemporary values and a fresh vibrancy to the 1981 Plaut edition, North America's longtime most popular Torah commentary.
Now divided by parashiyot
Aliyot markers included in each parashah Haftarah follows each parashah Side-by-side English and Hebrew translation Gender-sensitive Clearer type, vowels, and cantillation marks
“David E. S. Stein has done a remarkable job in adapting the JPS translation, isolating the various issues related to gender sensitivity, deriving reasonable and consistent principles for making changes, and then applying these judiciously to the original translation. Some of his choices are positively inspired! I am impressed by the thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and most of all the reverence that he has brought to this task.”
Dr. Ellen Frankel
CEO and Editor-in-Chief
The Jewish Publication Society
“David E. S. Stein has taken on the daunting task of assessing how the ancient Israelite audience would have understood the gender language in biblical texts and also of finding ways to express those meanings in terms a contemporary audience would understand. And he has succeeded admirably! The resulting adaptation of the NJPS translation and the accompanying notes are sure to be landmarks in biblical scholarship.”
Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion
(Consulting editor for Exod.)
“The issue of gender in modern Bible translation is important and complex. We have in this Torah translation carefully thought out decisions, with plenty of scholarly justification in the accompanying notes. A harmonious balance is struck between modern sensibilities and ancient perceptions of gender. Scholars and general readers will learn a lot about both from this volume; it is a valuable contribution to biblical studies.”
Robert H. Smith Professor of Hebrew Bible
University of Maryland
(Consulting editor for Lev., Num., and Deut.)
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The Haftarah Commentary is a comprehensive new translation of the weekly selections from the Prophets and Writings, complete with meticulously cantillated Hebrew text, commentary and translations, essays, gleanings from sources modern and ancient, notes, glossary, bibliography, and additional selections for use as alternatives to the traditional haftarot. To insure the accuracy and accessibility of the new volume, consulting editor S. David Sperling, a professor of Hebrew at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, reviewed the entire text and commentary.
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"Eminently useful."--Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA
Heads and Tales: Stories of the Sages to Enlighten Our Minds
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg's new book Heads and Tales: Stories from the Sages to Enlighten our Minds brings age-old tales to life once more. Designed as an introduction to the art of reading rabbinic literature, Heads and Tales opens the door to the creative genius of the rabbis of long ago.
Using this carefully selected collection of stories, Heads and Tales will help instill a love of Jewish stories, while also helping students gain the skills needed to be critical readers of these traditional stories. In addition, these stories demonstrate that the issues that concerned our ancestors in past generations are similar or are the same as those that concern us today. The tales found in the book, while they may have been written in years gone by, remain most relevant.
Perfect introduction to traditional text study
Texts provided in both Hebrew and English
Discussion questions included
Insightful commentary on each story
Well-suited for high school or adult education classes
Taste of Text, A: An Introduction to Talmud and Midrash
In this introduction to the study of Jewish texts, Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs guides students in the reading, investigating, and questioning of talmudic and midrashic materials. Using many of his favorite ethical texts, Rabbi Isaacs addresses sixteen topics of religious and personal importance. The subjects range from the value of friendship to protecting and repairing the earth.
Entree to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora
NEW COOKBOOK! Includes over 275 recipes and dozens of full color photos. Features "Tina's Tidbits," fun facts and great cooking tips for every recipe. Accessible, easy-to-follow recipes for the novice home cook and expert chef alike.