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  • Lamentations 1 : 1

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    Alas!Lonely sits the cityOnce great with people!She that was great among nationsIs become like a widow;The princess among statesIs become a ...

  • Download the audio version of Lamentations

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    Download the MP3 so that you can hear one of the most beautiful readings of the entire Torah cycle. ...

  • mabh_jps

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  • Genesis 2 : 1

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    The heaven and the earth were finished, and all their array. ...

  • God is good

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    great stuff here! ...

  • Leviticus 25 : 2

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    Speak to the Israelite people and say to them:When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a sabbath of the Lord. ...

  • The Jubilee Year

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    Just like humans must have a day of rest...God commands the Jews at Sinai to leave their land unattended for 1 full year. I like the Midrash ...

  • The Language of Truth?

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    In his book, The Language of Truth, Arthur Green reminds us of the Midrash that connects this verse to Psalms 45:11 – "Listen, O daughter; l ...

  • Genesis 12 : 1

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    The Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you. ...

  • listen to Yitro

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    For a new experience, hear this week's Torah portion read aloud from the new JPS Tanakh audio version, at JPS.org ...

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    You're absolutely right! 12:1 is missing; the 1917 JPS Tanakh reads, "Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman he h ...

  • Stiffened vs Hardened

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    Some translations say that Pharaoh's heart was 'hardened' every time Moses requested that the Israelites be freed, but JPS translates it as ...

  • Remark

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    Well, there could be some development of the Tagged Tanakh in the future. A rep from JPS informed me that JPS handed over the Tagged Tanakh ...

  • The Serpent

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    NJPS has "shrewdest," JPS 1917 has "subtle" (like the King James), and other versions have: cunning, crafty, and clever. Just wondering wha ...

  • Bring back Tagged Tanakh!

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    This used to be a GREAT resource for people (Jews and non-Jews) to read and comment on the JPS Tanakh. But sometime around 2011 or 2012, it ...

  • My cup runneth over

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    I have to say, as much as I enjoy the JPS Tankakh, the phrase "my drink is abundant" sounds a bit pedestrian compared to the King James Bibl ...

  • Remark

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    Melchizedek is intriguing me. Other mention in Psalm 110 verse 4: The Lord has sworn and will not relent, "You are a priest forever, a ...

  • The End of Tagged Tanakh

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    Well, TT, it was nice knowing you. But according to a response I got on the JPS Facebook Page, the Tagged Tanakh is no longer active, and t ...

  • Remark

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    That is perplexing. Most translations use the singular pronoun, including the Judaica Press translation found on chabad.org. Could it be t ...

  • Remark

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    Apparently there is no Hebrew functionality on Tagged Tanakh, even though they were talking about adding it some four years ago. I think it ...

  • Gender inclusive language

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    Not very gender inclusive of the JPS translation to retain all of this confusing language. "God created MAN...MALE and FEMALE He created TH ...

  • Remark

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    It's a matter of English grammar. The hebrew singular pronoun refers to the word "zera," seed or progeny. JPS uses the word offspring, whi ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma before God Theme Attitude towards gentiles Subtheme Gentiles and outreach/conversion Original Source **Mekhilta De-Rabbi Ishmael (Amal ...

  • Remark

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    Then there's The JPS Contemporary Torah (published in 2006) which has this language: "Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to ...

  • Yoke translation

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    The Hebrew text I have says something like "Let us break the bands asunder" with the same word for "break" mentioned twice. However the add ...