This edition brings together one of the most beautiful renderings of the Hebrew Bible in the English language with a wealth of Jewish art and imagery. The classic 20th century translation by the Jewish Publication Society is illustrated with ancient frescoes, medieval illuminated manuscripts, and paintings by contemporary Jewish artists. Bound in blue cloth with an illuminated gold foil front cover, this book is an ideal gift and would grace any home. A 'synoptic contents' is included to help the reader locate the better-known events and their themes among the Torah's five books. The Hebrew texts as they appear in the Torah scroll have also been included for several significant passages. An introduction by Rabbi Mariner sets the tone of this elegant edition.