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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Books The Snatch Racket: The Kidnapping Epidemic that Terrorized 1930s America Review in the Wall Street Journal: “In The Snatch Racket, Carolyn Cox, a veteran Washington lawyer and law professor, reanimates this intriguing slice of American life. Crisp, zesty and free of the clichés of most true-crime wr [...]
Books The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel Praise from the Jerusalem Report: “As a history, The Star and the Scepter delivers a matter-of-fact account of Jewry’s international relations; it concerns itself with praxis, not theory (and therefore a theoretical treatise remains a major d [...]