Jewish Publication Society 2018 by University of Nebraska Press

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bible-related books joseph portraits through the ages alan t levenson this biography of joseph illuminates one of the most colorful and complex characters in the bible through the eyes of jewish tradition and modern historical and literary scholarship “even those who think that they know the story will find much to contrast and compare and much to learn in this fascinating account of how the later generations found themselves in the age-old story of joseph and his brothers.”  —rabbi jack riemer jewish advocate 312 pp • 6 x 9 $32.95 • hardcover • 978-0-8276-1250-1 thinking about the torah a philosopher reads the bible kenneth seeskin drawing on western philosophy and particularly jewish philosophy kenneth seeskin delves into ten core biblical verses and the powerful ideas that emerge from them he speaks to readers on every page and invites conversation about topics central to human existence how finite beings can relate to the infinite what love is the role of ethics in religion and the meaning of holiness “seeskin writes beautifully he is a master teacher and hence his book has a directness and simplicity about it that is captivating and even stunning at times.”—michael l morgan coeditor of the cambridge companion to modern jewish philosophy 222 pp • 6 x 9 $21.95 • paperback • 978-0-8276-1262-4 jps essential judaism series the bible on location off the beaten path in ancient and modern israel julie baretz this innovative guidebook takes readers to twenty-one off-the-beaten-path locations in israel where bible stories are said to have happened julie baretz’s lively narratives draw on history archaeology academic scholarship and rabbinic literature for interpretations that enhance the meaning of the biblical events “julie baretz’s impressive knowledge of history and bible combined with her awesome aesthetic perspective and credible imagination transform our travels into what feels like a magic carpet ride.”—rabbi norman m cohen 376 pp • 6 x 9 • 26 color photographs 25 color maps 1 time line 1 appendix $19.95 • paperback • 978-0-8276-1222-8 torah through time understanding bible commentary from the rabbinic period to modern times shai cherry foreword by marc zvi brettler tracing the development of jewish bible commentary through the rabbinic medieval and modern periods shai cherry provides a fascinating and accessible guide to how some of the world’s leading jewish commentators read the bible “a highly readable engaging introduction to jewish biblical interpretation.”—jewish book world 208 pp • 6 x 9 $25.00 • paperback • 978-0-8276-0848-1 16 the jewish publication society