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.…

Meet Mr. Jerusalem- The story of Eliyahu Koren and his flagship publication, The Koren Tanakh. Celebrating the 52nd Yom Yerushalayim

When Eliyahu Korngold made aliyah, he was passionate about a number of things, primarily art, the Hebrew letter and Jerusalem. He left Germany in 1933, changed his last name to Koren and set sail for Eretz Yisrael. For Mr. Koren, Jerusalem was the manifestation of beauty and tradition. It was a city that represented vitality,…