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One of the greatest contributions of the Society to American-Jewish life has been its translation of the Bible, prepared by a committee of outstanding Jewish scholars and published in 1917. At the present time, the Society is in the process of revising this translation so as to bring it in line with contemporary language and scholarship.
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Publication information: Book title: Students, Scholars, and Saints. Contributors: Louis Ginzberg - Author. Publisher: Meridian Books. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1958. Page number: Not available.
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