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…

Staff Picks-Rabbi Yossi Pollak

Yossi Pollak is Koren’s director of sales for the Northeast US (and Atlanta) and has been with Koren for almost 6 years. Yossi is a former pulpit rabbi who served shuls in Westport, CT, the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and Washington, DC and was the first person hired to work full time for Koren…

Staff Picks-Yehudit Singer

Yehudit Jessica Singer is the Book Marketing & PR Manager at Koren. She is the intermediary between the editorial and sales teams, and liaises between authors and the media to get the word out about each publication. Originally from Long Island, New York, Yehudit graduated from Queens College and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has…

Staff Picks-Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Every month a different member of our team tells us about some of their favorite titles or give 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. This month’s selections have been provided by Rabbi…