When Abraham Met Brahma- Excerpt from Be, Become, Bless

The thirst for spirituality and meaning is a defining characteristic of our times. A societal shift is taking place, one that emphasizes experience, feeling, and imagination. Be, Become, Bless presents a Jewish approach to transforming the way we see and live our lives. In these pages, Rabbi Yakov Nagen uses the weekly parasha as a springboard to converse with both Eastern spirituality…

Staff Picks – Tani Bayer

Every month a different member of our team tells us about some of their favorite titles or gives their recommendations for books that you may have missed, but certainly deserve your attention. Meet the people who make the books you love and find out which are their favorites. Tani Bayer is the Art Director at…

Author Q&A: Alex Israel

Koren Publishers:    Tell us about yourself. Alex Israel: I live in Gush Etzion and teach Tanakh in Jerusalem. I am lucky enough to teach in several wonderful frameworks, teaching students aged 18 to 80 and from a diverse set of backgrounds. I teach Modern Orthodox gap-year students at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and Midreshet Lindenbaum. I…

Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin, Founded by Daf Yomi Creator, to Welcome Newest Edition of the Talmud

*** LUBLIN, POLAND, August 1, 2019 — Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin, the largest center of Jewish learning before the Holocaust, welcomed the newest edition of the Talmud: The Noé Edition Koren Talmud Bavli. The yeshiva was founded in 1930 by Rabbi Meir Shapiro, creator of the Daf Yomi initiative, and was largely destroyed during the Holocaust.…