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…

Hanukka 5780- To Make Them Forget Your Torah – An Excerpt from Rabbi Aaron Levine’s “Seasons of Nobility”

An excerpt taken from Seasons of Nobility published by Maggid Books, 2019. Seasons of Nobility is a selection of Rabbi Dr. Levine’s sermons on the Jewish holidays and special Shabbatot, transcribed from his manuscripts dating from 1982 to 2011. Drawing upon the author’s deep reservoir of Torah knowledge, the sermons offer original insights into the laws, customs,…