Category Archives: Jewish Publication Society

December 07

JPS Bible Sale

For the holiday season, we’re offering a selection of Bibles, Bible commentaries, and other great books from the Jewish Publication Society for thirty percent off! Browse through the list below and find your next gift book. The full list of books can be found here.   JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh Deluxe Edition “Virtually every rabbi and library […]

November 24

News and Reviews

Books The Black Bruins James M. Johnson Starred review from Kirkus:  “Johnson engagingly captures the lives, struggles, and triumphs of five men whose greatness transcended American sports.”   Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Venita Blackburn Highlighted in Ms. blog: “Blackburn’s remarkably short stories are characterized by a wild imagination and beautiful prose.”   Deco Body, Deco City […]

November 10

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Present at the Creation Upton Bell, with Ron Borges Shout-out from Peter King in Sports Illustrated: “Present at the Creation is on my night table, and should be on yours if you’re a football history buff.”   The Other Exchange Denys Van Renen Review in the Review of English Studies: “Van Renen’s study is a welcome […]

November 02

Publicist Picks: Early Modern Culture, Quilting, and Other Early 2018 Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or the much-awaited fall weather, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in January and February. Tayler Lord: How are […]

October 27

News and Reviews

Books Saga of Chief Joseph, Bison Classic Edition Helen Addison Howard New Introduction by Nicole Tonkovich Review in Publishers Weekly: “From Joseph’s years as a spiritual leader to the 1877 battle of the Bearpaw Mountains and surrender of the Nez Perce, Howard renders Joseph’s life and times in fine detail. Her storytelling reflects a sharp […]

October 18

Chanting the Hebrew Bible: A Discussion with Joshua Jacobson

The following interview was first published in the Jewish Publication Society’s newsletter and can also be found on JPS’s website. Joshua R. Jacobson is a professor of music and director of choral activities at Northeastern University, the founder and director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, and a visiting professor and senior consultant in the School of Jewish […]

October 13

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Glenn Miller Declassified Dennis M. Spragg Review in Military Review: “Spragg has crafted a book that will appeal and benefit an eclectic group of readers, including those with interests in World War II, big band and swing music, unsolved mysteries, and of course, Glenn Miller himself.”   A Civil Life in an Uncivil […]

September 29

News and Reviews

Books   How We Won & Lost the War In Afghanistan Douglas Grindle Praise from Publishers Weekly: “This is a well-told story and a must-read for those who want to understand the obstacles to success in Afghanistan.”   The Heart of Torah Rabbi Shai Held Feature in Times of Israel: “Rabbi Held’s own love of Torah animates […]

September 15

News and Reviews

Books Diversifying Diplomacy Harriet Elam-Thomas Praise from Kirkus Reviews: “For those interested in becoming diplomats, the book effectively shows the high standards required. An informative, behind-the-scenes look at one black woman’s rise through the ranks of the Foreign Service when few others like her were serving as diplomats.”   Unpopular Sovereignty Brent M. Rogers Review from Deseret […]

September 14

The Heart of Torah: A Discussion with Rabbi Shai Held

The following interview was first published in the Jewish Publication Society’s newsletter and can also be found on JPS’s website. Rabbi Shai Held is president, dean, and chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar and directs its Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas in New York City. He is the author of Abraham Joshua Heschel: The […]