MJR has just launched our own publishing house: MJR Press. We will be publishing works in the following areas of Jewish culture:
- Bible (includes Parashot & Haftorot studies, commentaries, & original midrash)
- Rabbinical Literature (introductions, commentaries, monographs, tutorials, etc.)
- Hebrew & Cognate Languages
- Classic Reprint Series: Judaica & Hebraica
Our first Classic Reprint, Granville Sharp’s A Letter respecting Some Particularities of Hebrew Syntax (London, 1803), will be available by the end of April 2017, and Brian Tice’s Reflecting on the Rabbis: Sage Insight into First-Century Jewish Thought will be out in May 2017.
Granville Sharp was the very definition of a Renaissance Man: self-taught in Law, Hebrew, Greek, and Music – and highly accomplished in all of them. In this formerly out-of-print work, Sharp dissects all of the available grammars for any inkling of data on the function of the waw-hahipuch and proceeds to formulate the most comprehensive set of rules with regard thereto, complete with examples from Scripture. This edition includes a new biographical introduction and an annotated bibliographical survey of the grammars with which Sharp interacted. As an added bonus, Granville Sharp’s rather impressive family is presented in a family tree in the inside back cover.
We used to know a lot about First-Century Judaism… until we realized we didn’t. The First Century CE was what is known as Judaism’s “creative phase.” There were Sadducees, Pharisees, Zealots, Essenes, Therapeutae… just to name a few of the Jewish sects and movements. And, most of these had sub-sects or sub-movements of their own as well. The Pharisaic sect was certainly no exception. In this volume, Jewish Studies professor Brian Tice presents the six most prominent and influential Sages of this period, drawing from the Bible, both Talmuds, the Midrashic literature, the Targums, and other scholarly sources to set the scene of a First-Century Judaism which is likely more diverse than you realized. What were the essential beliefs? Who were the main players? Where did their worldviews differ? What were the religious politics? What was considered out of bounds? The author takes readers on a pilgrimage through the rabbinical schools of some of the greatest Jewish minds of the time period to offer some “Sage insights into First-Century Jewish thought.” <b>Recipient of the 5777 Yiddishkeit 101 College-Level Literature Award!</b> Order in June, and get free enrollment in the MJR course which corresponds to the book! https://mjrabbinate.teachable.com/p/fjt-120/
Your Jewish literature proposals or submissions can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Really looking forward to these soon coming books; when will the reflection of the rabbis become available. Really really blessed with the scholarly instructions.
Reflecting on the Rabbis is now available on Amazon. Direct link: http://amzn.to/2qVVGbl
The book is 388 pages (xxxvii + 351), and we have a special bonus for June buyers. From now until July 1, you can enroll free in a self-paced course designed by the author to correspond with the book! This means that as you read it, you will have access to the author with any of your questions. The link for the course is https://mjrabbinate.teachable.com/p/fjt-120/
Also I would like to know if you have a shul to congregate and worship Shabbats.
Toda raba u’brachot!
We do not operate a schul, but there is one very near to Grand Rapids – Adat Eytz Chayim in Comstock Park, Michigan.
Will the Siddur have transliteration hebrew-english for the unlearned Hebrew reader?
As the development of the Bible is constructed; will you merge the JPS, ISR or CJB, with the B’rit Hadashah from the AENT?
Thank you for taking out to respond. Thank you for your scholarly devotion to YHWH to feed the flock. Baruch Hashem YHWH.
It will have tranliteration in addition to the Hebrew script and English translation. We have permissions for the use of The Schocken Bible and AENT at this time; and JPS 1917, being in public domain, is also an option (though the Elizabethan wording can be a bit more stilted than what we are endeavoring to present).
Thank you for responding. This is EXCITING, both woven together will be a great tool.