Founded in 1888, the Jewish Publication Society is the preeminent publisher of classic and contemporary Jewish texts for readers of English worldwide. The current list includes nearly three hundred scholarly and popular works of history, philosophy, ethics, and theology. JPS is best known for its acclaimed Bible commentary and its widely read English translation of the Hebrew Bible, the JPS TANAKH.
In 2012 JPS and UNP agreed to a partnership. UNP now produces and distributes JPS books, while title acquisition and content development remain in the hands of JPS staff. For more information about JPS, please visit jps.org.
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Awards The January Children Safia Elhillo Winner of the George Ellenbogen Poetry Award in the 2018 Arab American Book Awards: “The January Children depicts displacement and longing while also questioning accepted truths about geography, history, nationhood, and home. [. . .] Elhillo explores Arabness and Afri [...]
Books Better Times: Short Stories Sara Batkie Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “In this remarkable collection, Batkie creates strong, evocative imagery with economy and precision. She elevates both the common and uncommon experiences of her characters, resulting in something quite extraordinary.” [...]