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The University of Nebraska Press is pleased to announce that we will now handle the publication, distribution, and marketing of books released by The Jewish Publication Society (JPS), starting January 1, 2012. Founded in 1888, JPS is the preeminent publisher of classic and contemporary Jewish texts for worldwide readers of English. The current list includes nearly 300 scholarly and popular works of history, philosophy, ethics, and theology. JPS is best known for its acclaimed Bible commentaries, and the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew Bible, the JPS Tanakh. JPS director Rabbi Barry Schwartz will carry forward the Society’s 120-year mission as an independent, not-for-profit publisher of Jewish books of enduring worth. Schwartz will continue to acquire new JPS titles while unp will handle production of those titles, including editing, design, typesetting, and printing.

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 A Bride for One Night A Bride for One Night
Talmud Tales
Ruth Calderon
Translated by Ilana Kurshan

Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud.

 Judaism's Great Debates Judaism's Great Debates
Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl
Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz

In this concise but important survey, Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz presents the provocative and vibrant thesis that debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. In his graceful, engaging, and creative prose, Schwartz presents an introduction to an intellectual history of Judaism through the art of argumentation.

 Outside the Bible, 3-Volume Set Outside the Bible, 3-Volume Set
Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture
Edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman

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