[b-hebrew] Save preparation time - and save more than $700 - by purchasing digital Judaic books this week!

Dan Kaplan dan at publishersrow.com
Wed Aug 17 08:05:32 EDT 2005

Dear Colleague, 

Please consider this special invitation to purchase our Rabbinic Bookshelf 
at 45% off the regular price. 

This collection of 15 titles was developed  with you in mind, in the  hopes 
that you will purchase it for use at your institution.

You can install these remarkable resources on up to three computers. Feel 
free to put them on your laptop and on your home computer as well. They're 
fully searchable, and you can copy, paste and print as much material as 
you'd like.


Dan Kaplan, Marketing Director 
Varda Books 
  Announcing 72-hour Special 
"Back-to-School" Offer to 
Rabbis, Cantors & Jewish Educators 
(*Good only through Friday, August 19, 2005) 

Save time preparing for sermons, lectures and classes 
by using electronic editions of foundational
Judaic reference materials! 

" . . love having my reference tools just a click away
. . . authoritative, convenient, revolutionary."
-- Rabbi Miles B. Cohen 
The Jewish Theological Seminary

Rabbinic Bookshelf is the world's largest info-base of Bible-focused, 
historical, linguistic and archeological knowledge presented through the 
prism of the Jewish tradition. It includes all JPS Torah Commentaries as 
well as many well-known English-language collections of Midrashim and other 
reference works.

As a companion to books that you may already own, these digital 
commentaries feature thousands of hyperlinks into the included JPS Hebrew-
English Tanakh - making this collection an invaluable aid for anyone who 
regularly consults these titles.

Now Only! $259.00
Purchased separately, all titles in this collection cost $961.75; this 
offer is good only until August 19, 2005; Special Offer Code EB2594;
Members of "Digital Judaica Book Club" save an additional $38

Works Included in this Collection

  JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh 

This ground-breaking electronic edition of "The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh" 
in Adobe PDF format, is made to be a centerpiece of an open-standards 
digital Torah-centered library. A true searchable replica (including 
cantillation marks) of the original 2nd printed edition, it is a MUST for 
any serious student of The Holy Scriptures. 
  (if purchased separately)    
         $ 69.95       
  JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis 
by Nahum M. Sarna 

The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas 
of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the 
pinnacle of his field. Masterly commentary on the first book of the Bible 
by eminent Jewish scholar. 
  (if purchased separately)    
         $ 65.00       
  JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus 
by Nahum M. Sarna
Another superb commentary on the second book of the Bible by eminent Jewish 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 65.00       
  JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus 
by Baruch A. Levine 
Levine ably brings modern scholarship as well as rabbinic commentary to 
bear when discussing the text in this third book in JPS Torah Commentary 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 65.00       
  JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers 
by Jacob Milgrom 
Commentary on the Torah' fourth book by one of the most interesting modern 
Jewish thinkers. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 65.00       
  JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy 
by Jeffrey H. Tigay 
The fifth and final JPS commentary on the last book of the Torah. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 65.00       
  JPS Bible Commentary: Esther 
by Adele Berlin 
In this addition to the Jewish Publication Society's commentary series, the 
reader will further be rewarded with many productive and original insights: 
in this particular case on the background of the feast of Purim. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 65.00       
  JPS Bible Commentary: Jonah 
by Uriel Simon 
This fine commentary is based closely on the author's original Hebrew 
commentary (Am Oved, 1992), with some revision and expansion. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 35.00       
  JPS Bible Commentary: Haftarot 
by Michael Fishbane 
The most recent addition to the JPS Bible Commentary series covers the 
varied selections from the Nevi'im that comprise the haftarot, chanted on 
Sabbaths and holy days in synagogues. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 95.00       
  Legends of the Jews 
by Louis Ginzberg 
A most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the 
Hebrew Bible drawn largely on Jewish lore and tradition. It is an 
indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash, the 
imaginative retelling and elaboration on Bible stories in which 
mythological tales about demons and magic co-exist with moralistic stories 
about the piety of the patriarchs. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 150.00       
  Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael (3 vols.) 
by Jacob Lauterbach (tr.) 
An electronic edition of JPS's original 3-volume set, based on manuscript 
and early editions. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 85.00       
  Pesikta de-Rab Kahana 
by William G. Braude (Gershon Zev) (Translator) 
A winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 1976, this book is the 
translation of the Pesikta, a famous collection of midrashim. The Pesikta 
emerged in a time of deep crisis for the Jewish people, disappeared 
sometime in the sixteenth century, and was reborn only in the nineteenth 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 49.95       
  Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer 
by Gerald Friedlander (Translator and editor) 
Kabbalistic midrashic work on Genesis, part of Exodus, and a few sentences 
of Numbers ascribed to R. Eliezer b. Hyrcanus. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 37.95       
  Tanna Debe Eliyyahu: The Lore of the School of Elijah 
by William G. Braude (Gershon Zev) (Translator) 
Tanna debe Eliyyahu is a midrashic work thought to have been composed 
between the third and the tenth centuries. Unlike all the other Midrashim, 
it is a unified work shaped with a character of its own. This work has 
never before been translated from the original Hebrew. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 36.95       
  Treatise Ta`anit of the Babylonian Talmud: Critically Edited and Provided 
With A Translation and Notes 
by Henry Malter 
This book presents the first critical edition of the Talmudic text based on 
a minute collation of all the existing manuscripts and early editions of 
the Talmud itself, as well as of the Mishnah, Tosefta, the numerous halakic 
and haggadic Midrashim, the Yerushalmi, and the so-called Minor Tractates. 
The text is translated and elucidated for the benefit of a wider circle of 
readers, who are not in a position to study the original. 
 (if purchased separately)    
         $ 31.95       
   Total if purchased separately $961.75
Your Cost:   $259.00
You Save:   $702.75

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License to work on up to three computers at the same time 
Offline as well as online access from any Windows PC

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The monumental 12-volume work which laid the foundation of modern Jewish 
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. . . many of its entries . . . have remained unsurpassed statements.
-- Israel-based Encyclopaedia Judaica

The total value of these gifts is $179!

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The Jewish Theological Seminary

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-- Rabbi Daniel Shevitz
Congregation Mishkon Tephilo
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