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JPS and the Next 120 Years

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A brief vignette describing the need and context for JPS's groundbreaking project, The Tagged Tanakh. …

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

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