New in 2005, this Revised Edition brings contemporary values and a fresh vibrancy to the 1981 Plaut edition, North America's longtime most popular Torah commentary.
Now divided by parashiyot
Aliyot markers included in each parashah Haftarah follows each parashah Side-by-side English and Hebrew translation Gender-sensitive Clearer type, vowels, and cantillation marks
“David E. S. Stein has done a remarkable job in adapting the JPS translation, isolating the various issues related to gender sensitivity, deriving reasonable and consistent principles for making changes, and then applying these judiciously to the original translation. Some of his choices are positively inspired! I am impressed by the thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and most of all the reverence that he has brought to this task.”
Dr. Ellen Frankel
CEO and Editor-in-Chief
The Jewish Publication Society
“David E. S. Stein has taken on the daunting task of assessing how the ancient Israelite audience would have understood the gender language in biblical texts and also of finding ways to express those meanings in terms a contemporary audience would understand. And he has succeeded admirably! The resulting adaptation of the NJPS translation and the accompanying notes are sure to be landmarks in biblical scholarship.”
Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion
(Consulting editor for Exod.)
“The issue of gender in modern Bible translation is important and complex. We have in this Torah translation carefully thought out decisions, with plenty of scholarly justification in the accompanying notes. A harmonious balance is struck between modern sensibilities and ancient perceptions of gender. Scholars and general readers will learn a lot about both from this volume; it is a valuable contribution to biblical studies.”
Robert H. Smith Professor of Hebrew Bible
University of Maryland
(Consulting editor for Lev., Num., and Deut.)
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.