JPS:
The Next 120 Years
JPS:
    The Next 120 Years
       Back to the Future:
Continuing the Jewish Conversation
3,000 years ago a
conversation began
around the stories that
 bind us and fuel our
       beliefs.
Passed from generation
   to generation…
Then carefully
written down,
Then carefully
  written down,
first on a scroll,
then in a codex,
and then with
      movable type.
and then with
      movable type.
and then with
      movable type.
Ironically,


 as more
people had
 access to
The Book ,
fewer
 remembered
why the Tanakh
was important
   to them.
As the centuries passed,
 the diversity of Jewish
voices talking about the
Bible dwindled to just...
rabbis, scholars,
Orthodox men,
and pockets of curious
and active seekers
rabbis, scholars,
Orthodox men,
and pockets of curious
and active seekers
rabbis, scholars,
Orthodox men,
and pockets of curious
and active seekers
Orthodox men,
rabbis, scholars,
Orthodox men,
and pockets of curious
and active seekers.
Today, conversations
inspired by the stories
  in the Bible are few
   and far between.
37 % of
       Americans
37%   111 million people
      say they read
        the Bible
        regularly.
Jews who
 read the
   Bible
                  Out of that
                   number
                  ONLY 2 million
     ...
What about
 the other
3.5 million
American
   Jews?
What about
      everybody else?
In our busy world,




do people even want
     to relate to the Bible?
Do they even know
    what they are missing?
But what if there was a
 way to recover the magic?
An easy way to blend the
 wisdom of our sages...
An easy way to blend the
 wisdom of our sages...




  with the know-how
    of the masses?
What if the Bible were
    accessible
What if the Bible were
    accessible
    relevant
What if the Bible were
    accessible
    relevant
 and dynamically
 brought to life
through images,
through images,
   words,
through images,
   words,
       videos,
through images,
   words,
       videos,
            games,
                  and more.
Imagine
encountering
the Bible...
with the
advantages of:
with the
advantages of:
 Learned
 Scholars
with the
advantages of:
 Learned
 Scholars
 Traditional
 Commentaries
with the
advantages of:
 Learned
 Scholars
 Traditional
 Commentaries
 Modern
 Interpretations
with the
advantages of:
 Learned
 Scholars
 Traditional
 Commentaries
 Modern
 Interpretations
 and other
 people’s wisdom
Join JPS as we embark on
   this new discovery...
harnessing
the power of
technology to create

   a multi-dimensional
   version of the Bible.
Open the conversation to
      the world...
so that the values and ideas
  that have sustained our
 people for generations...
can be a light
unto the nations.
Learn more about the
  Tagged Tanakh...
Join the conversation...
Make it happen
www.yavnet.org
Contact JPS for more
    information
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A brief vignette describing the need and context for JPS's groundbreaking project, The Tagged Tanakh.
Go to jpsinteractive.org or www.jewishpub.org to learn more.

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JPS and the Next 120 Years

  1. 1. JPS: The Next 120 Years
  2. 2. JPS: The Next 120 Years Back to the Future: Continuing the Jewish Conversation
  3. 3. 3,000 years ago a conversation began
  4. 4. around the stories that bind us and fuel our beliefs.
  5. 5. Passed from generation to generation…
  6. 6. Then carefully written down,
  7. 7. Then carefully written down, first on a scroll,
  8. 8. then in a codex,
  9. 9. and then with movable type.
  10. 10. and then with movable type.
  11. 11. and then with movable type.
  12. 12. Ironically, as more people had access to The Book ,
  13. 13. fewer remembered why the Tanakh was important to them.
  14. 14. As the centuries passed, the diversity of Jewish voices talking about the Bible dwindled to just...
  15. 15. rabbis, scholars, Orthodox men, and pockets of curious and active seekers
  16. 16. rabbis, scholars, Orthodox men, and pockets of curious and active seekers
  17. 17. rabbis, scholars, Orthodox men, and pockets of curious and active seekers
  18. 18. Orthodox men, rabbis, scholars, Orthodox men, and pockets of curious and active seekers.
  19. 19. Today, conversations inspired by the stories in the Bible are few and far between.
  20. 20. 37 % of Americans 37% 111 million people say they read the Bible regularly.
  21. 21. Jews who read the Bible Out of that number ONLY 2 million 37% American Jews regularly appreciate the relevance of the Bible.
  22. 22. What about the other 3.5 million American Jews?
  23. 23. What about everybody else?
  24. 24. In our busy world, do people even want to relate to the Bible?
  25. 25. Do they even know what they are missing?
  26. 26. But what if there was a way to recover the magic?
  27. 27. An easy way to blend the wisdom of our sages...
  28. 28. An easy way to blend the wisdom of our sages... with the know-how of the masses?
  29. 29. What if the Bible were accessible
  30. 30. What if the Bible were accessible relevant
  31. 31. What if the Bible were accessible relevant and dynamically brought to life
  32. 32. through images,
  33. 33. through images, words,
  34. 34. through images, words, videos,
  35. 35. through images, words, videos, games, and more.
  36. 36. Imagine encountering the Bible...
  37. 37. with the advantages of:
  38. 38. with the advantages of: Learned Scholars
  39. 39. with the advantages of: Learned Scholars Traditional Commentaries
  40. 40. with the advantages of: Learned Scholars Traditional Commentaries Modern Interpretations
  41. 41. with the advantages of: Learned Scholars Traditional Commentaries Modern Interpretations and other people’s wisdom
  42. 42. Join JPS as we embark on this new discovery...
  43. 43. harnessing the power of technology to create a multi-dimensional version of the Bible.
  44. 44. Open the conversation to the world...
  45. 45. so that the values and ideas that have sustained our people for generations...
  46. 46. can be a light unto the nations.
  47. 47. Learn more about the Tagged Tanakh...
  48. 48. Join the conversation...
  49. 49. Make it happen
  50. 50. www.yavnet.org
  51. 51. Contact JPS for more information
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