JPS Tanakh

  • by The Jewish Publication Society
  • Narrated by Michael Bernstein, Theodore Bikel, Bruce Feiler, Tovah Feldshuh, Norma Fire, Kathy Ford, Lisa Kirsch, Harold Kushner, MD Laufer
  • 61 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The JPS TANAKH: The Jewish Bible, audio version, is a recorded version of the JPS TANAKH, the most widely read English translation of the Hebrew, or Jewish, Bible. Produced and recorded for The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) by The Jewish Braille Institute (JBI), this complete, unabridged audio version features over 60 hours of readings by 13 narrators. For help navigating the audio version, download the listeners guide below.
Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the JPS TANAKH has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. The JPS TANAKH is an entirely original translation of the Holy Scriptures into contemporary English, based on the masoretic (the traditional Hebrew) text. It is the culmination of three decades of collaboration by academic scholars and rabbis, representing the three largest branches of organized Judaism in the United States.
Narrated by Michael Bernstein, Theodore Bikel, Bruce Feiler, Tovah Feldshuh, Norma Fire, Kathy Ford, Lisa Kirsch, Harold Kushner, MD Laufer, Elizabeth London, Francie Anne Riley, Jonathan Roumie, and Marciarose Shestack.
Funding for this recording is made possible through the generosity of Aaron Feingold, M.D., in memory of Esther Feingold, who saw life "with a good eye" (Pirke Avot); Dr. Seymour and June Kessler, in memory of Harry and Rose Kessler, remembered with love; and Norman and Edith Weisfeld, in loving memory of Benjamin and Rose Krumholz, and David Weisfeld.

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Spectacularly flawed

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This is an an excellent and scholarly transaltion of the Tanakh into contemporary English. However the lack of any naming of the 'chapters' makes listening on a Fire tablet a very hit or miss experiences (with far more misses than hits)


What other book might you compare JPS Tanakh to, and why?

Can you repeat the question, and listen to yourself this time!


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Can you repeat the question, and listen to yourself this time!


If this book were a film would you go see it?

The performances are excellent, but it is difficult to access a particular passage - for example to hear the week's Torah portion


Any additional comments?

An excellent product that is fatally flawed by the very poor numbering/naming of chapters.

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- OL

Nicely done

Good bible, but one thing let's it down. Extremely difficult to find the verse.you want. Can't understand why all audible bibles don't have an e-book to download with the bible. Would certainly make it so easy to find any verse, and would be worth the extra cost.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2010
  • Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society