Individual comments—citing classical rabbinic as well as modern commentators—highlight ambiguities and difficulties in the Hebrew text.The haftarot are also put into biblical context by a separate overview of all prophetic books (except Jonah) that are excerpted in the haftarah cycle.
As the oldest publisher of Jewish titles in the English language, the mission of JPS is to enhance Jewish culture by promoting the dissemination of religious and secular works of exceptional quality, in the United States and abroad, to all individuals and institutions interested in past and contemporary Jewish life.Over the years JPS has issued a body of works for all tastes and needs.Its many titles include biographies, histories, art books, holiday anthologies, books for young readers, religious and philosophical studies, and translations of scholarly and popular classics.It is perhaps known best for its famous JPS Tanakh, the translation of the Hebrew Bible in English from the original Hebrew.This work is an artist’s edition of the Book of Jonah, one of the twelve later or minor Prophets in the Hebrew Bible.
In the Jewish tradition, a Haftarah is a reading from the prophets, which takes place on the Sabbath, festivals, and holy days.With its emphasis on the theme of repentance, the Book of Jonah has become a traditional part of the synagogue service on the holiest day in the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.This Haftarah was created with original etchings and a commentary by Mordechai Beck and Hebrew calligraphy by David Moss. 114-122, 259v-260v, 516v-527v) are attributed to the Cholet Group, Master of Mliacin group and Master of Honor groups, Paris, 1283-1285, see Yael Zirlin in Numerous inhabited initial-word panels, and inhabited and decorated panels in colours and gold attached to initial words and numerous decorated initial-word panels with gold letters. 114, 115, 116, 117v, 118, 118v, 119, 119v, 120, 120v, 121, 121v, 122, 259v, 260, 260v, 516v, 517, 517v, 518, 518v, 519, 519v, 520, 520v, 521, 521v, 522, 522v, 523, 523v, 524, 525v, 526, 527v). 2 full-page diagrams of the celestial bodies and the zodiac signs (ff. (lunation-commencements) for the period 1279/80 - 1295/95 (f. Note of a loan: The manuscript was given on loan on the first of Nisan 186  (f. Samuel ben Hayyim: sold to Abraham ben Moses of Coburg: his record of purchase, 191  (f. Obituary entries: death of a later owner's two brothers and a nephew 1479, 1481 (f. Reina of Milan: sold to the booksellers Payne & Foss in Paris in 1838 or 1839 for the British Museum: note by Frederic Madden that it was 'Purchased of MM.