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Jewish Studies Bundle, ver. 2, S (9 vols.)
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This base package supplement includes the Tanakh, a original translation of the Old Testament into contemporary English, as well as introductory works on the Talmud, Midrash, and Mishnah. You’ll also get valuable historical perspectives with volumes on the kings of Israel and Judah and Jewish sects in New Testament times.

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New to Version 2
Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life        
Finding Our Way: Jewish Texts and the Lives We Lead Today        
Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of Biblical Women        
A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn        
Hills of Spices: Poetry from the Bible        
Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women        
The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons        
Biblical Women Unbound: Counter-Tales        
A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters        
Fallen Angels: Soldiers of Satan's Realm        
The JPS Guide to Jewish Women 600 BCE–1900 CE        
How to Read the Bible        
Titles
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures        
Swimming in the Sea of Talmud        
Searching for Meaning in Midrash        
The Mishnah: A New Translation        
Kings of the Jews: The Origins of the Jewish Nation        
Jewish Sects of the New Testament Era        
The Divine Symphony        
The Contemporary Torah        
Studies in Biblical Interpretation        
JPS Guide: The Jewish Bible        
Torah through Time        
Who’s Who in the Jewish Bible        
Renewing the Covenant        
Hebrew and Babylonian Traditions        
Origins of the Ancient Israelite States        
20th Century Jewish Religious Thought        
The Shema: Spirituality and Law in Judaism        
Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest (Extended Version)        
Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael, vols. 1 & 2        
Mekhilta de-Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai (2 vols.)        
Pesikta de-Rab Kahana: R. Kahana’s Compilation of Discourses for Sabbaths and Festal Days        
The Babylonian Talmud: A Translation and Commentary        
The Jerusalem Talmud: A Translation and Commentary        
The Babylonian Talmud: Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English (19 vols.)        
A Search for the Origins of Judaism: From Joshua to the Mishnah        
Samaritans and Early Judaism: A Literary Analysis        
Development and Symbolism of Passover        
Leading Captivity Captive: The Exile as History and Ideology        
Fabric of History: Text, Artifact and Israel’s Past        
Reliable Characters in the Primary History: Profiles of Moses, Joshua, Elijah and Elisha        
Secrets of the Times: Myth and History in Biblical Chronology        
Shiloh: A Biblical City in Tradition and History        
Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Introduction        

Key Features

  • Original translation of the Holy Scriptures (Old Testamant) into contemporary English, based on the Masoretic
  • General introduction to the Talmud
  • Comprehensive, clear and accessible guide to the study of Midrash
  • Form-analytical translation of the Mishnah
  • History of the Jewish monarchs between 1020 BCE and 70 CE
  • Illustration of what Jewish life was like
  • Identification of the dramatic, undeniable, ancient connection between ancient Judaism and nascent Christianity

The Babylonian Talmud: A Translation and Commentary

The Talmud of Babylonia (a.k.a., the Bavli, or Babylonian Talmud), is a sustained commentary on the written and oral law of Israel. Compiled between 500–600 C.E., it offers a magnificent record of how Jewish scholars preserved a humane and enduring civilization. Representing the primary document of rabbinic Judaism, it throws considerable light on the New Testament as well.

This monumental English translation was completed a decade ago—but was extraordinarily expensive and difficult to find. Featuring translations by Jacob Neusner, Tzvee Zahavy, Alan Avery-Peck, B. Barry Levy, Peter Haas, and Martin S. Jaffee, and commentary and new introductions by Jacob Neusner, all 37 Talmudic tractates are available in this single searchable resource.

Jacob Neusner is a research professor of religion and theology at Bard College, and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He has published more than nine hundred books and innumerable articles, and he is editor of The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period and the five-volume Encyclopaedia of Judaism. He has also served as the president of the American Academy of Religion, and was appointed as Member of the National Council on the Humanities and the National Council on the Arts.

The Jerusalem Talmud: A Translation and Commentary

The Jerusalem Talmud, or Yerushalmi, is a commentary on the oral law (the Mishnah) of Israel that ties that oral law to the written law (the Torah, the Hebrew Scripture). Completed about 200 years prior to The Babylonian Talmud.

Now all 39 Yerushalmi tractates, as translated by Professor Neusner and Tzvee Zahavy, have been brought together in a single searchable resource. In addition to a preface and general introduction to the whole work, Professor Neusner has provided fresh and helpful introductions to each of the tractates. He has also provided within his translation the references to Bible verses alluded to in the Yerushalmi.

Jacob Neusner is a research professor of religion and theology at Bard College, and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He has published more than nine hundred books and innumerable articles, and he is editor of The Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period and the five-volume Encyclopaedia of Judaism. He has also served as the president of the American Academy of Religion, and was appointed as Member of the National Council on the Humanities and the National Council on the Arts.