It’s in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation-An Excerpt from “Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth”

A special thanks to 929 for spreading some pre-Shavuot wisdom. This excerpt was taken from an essay featured in Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth edited by Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern. “It’s in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation” .   By telling the story of King David’s genealogy through the Book of Ruth, the text is…

Mother’s Day in the Koren Talmud Bavli

Tractate Kiddushin, volume 22 of the Koren Talmud Bavli,  is primarily devoted to the different elements of the act of Kiddushin, betrothal. However, we also find a sugyiot dedicated solely to the mitzvah of honoring one’s father and mother: What better tractate to learn on Mother’s Day (Sunday May 12 in the United States)? This…

Learning the Koren Talmud Bavli with Arthur

This week we meet Arthur Rothstein of Scottsdale, AZ in the U.S. Do you have a story you want published on the Koren Publishers blog? Write us in the comments section below! Koren Publishers: Tell us a bit about yourself. Arthur: I am a 36 year old Nurse Practitioner, I live in Scottsdale with my wife…

Staff Picks-Shari Fisch

  Shari Fisch, has worked in publishing for over 15 years and loves the perks of her job such as living an 8 minute walk from the office – passing two bakeries – and getting as many books as she wants. Though based in Israel, Shari is responsible for vendor and customer support for the…