Berakhot 58A – An Excerpt from Relics for the Present

Relics for the Present is a collection of thought-provoking mini-essays that explore the parameters and depths of prayer. Using Tractate Berakhot as the foundational text, Rabbi Cooper utilizes a unique combination of Talmudic wisdom, rabbinical commentary and Hassidic lore, transforming ancient teachings into inspiring vignettes for everyday life. Relics can be used to understand the…

Esther: An Overview

This excerpt was taken from Dr. Erica Brown’s Esther: Power, Fate and Fragility in Exile published by Maggid Books, 2020. Esther: An Overview   The Book of Esther is much beloved in the biblical canon. It is a story of suspense and intrigue, royalty and beauty, great heroes and terrible villains. It has inspired countless plays,…

New Releases Spring 2020

The Koren Tanakh of the Land of Israel – Exodus The Koren Tanakh of the Land of Israel offers an innovative and refreshing approach to the Hebrew Bible. By fusing extraordinary findings by modern scholars on the ancient Near East with the original Hebrew text and a brand new English translation by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, The…

Maggid Books Halakha Collection Part 2

Interested in learning some halakha (Jewish law) in English? Check out some of Maggid Books’ collection of English language halakha books! We have even more options available in Hebrew on our website. The Laws of Cooking and Warming Food on Shabbat by: Rabbi Mordechai Willig The Laws of Cooking and Warming Food on Shabbat is a comprehensive presentation of…

Staff Picks – Heather Ben-David

Heather Ben-David works in the digital marketing department at Koren. She oversees Koren’s various social media channels and is the chief editor of the Koren blog. Originally from Seattle, WA, Heather made Aliya in 2014 to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu where she worked in the vineyards. Currently she lives in Jerusalem and when she’s not at…

Maggid Books Halakha Collection Part 1

Interested in learning some halakha (Jewish law) in English? Check out some of Maggid Books’ collection of English language halakha books! We have even more options available in Hebrew on our website. Hilkhot Mo’adim by: Rabbi David Brofsky This compendium of Jewish law outlines the themes and underlying concepts of the halakhot of the Jewish holidays including; relevant debates…

Series Spotlight: Maggid Studies in Tanakh

The Maggid Studies in Tanakh is a collection of works by a cadre of master Bible scholars who explore the concepts, themes, literary artistry, and historical context of individual books in the Bible. Each volume in the series utilizes a trailblazing interdisciplinary approach to understanding the Biblical text that fuses both traditional and scholarly tools to understand…