JPS, with distinguished advisors Shalom Paul, Fred Greenspahn, and Ziony Zevit, and a host of contributors who are Bible scholars and educators in their own right. About half the chapters are new pieces commissioned for this book, and half have been adapted from previously published volumes (Etz Hayim, How to Read the Bible, HET, JPS Commentary: Haftarot, Contemporary Torah). See contributors list, attached.
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