Author Q&A-Rabbi David Brofsky

Rabbi Brofsky’s new book, Hilkhot Avelut, has just been released! Rabbi Brofsky is also the author of Hilkhot Moadim also published by Maggid Books. Koren Publishers: Tell us about your interest in halacha [Jewish Law]. Rabbi Brofsky: I spent my formative years learning and teaching gemara. I firmly believe in the primacy of Talmud study,…

Staff Picks- Tomi Mager

The Koren Publishers’ Newsletter is excited to announce a new monthly feature; Staff Picks. Every month a different member of our team will tell us about some of their favorite titles or give their recommendations for books that you may have missed, but certainly deserve your attention. Meet the people who make the books you love,…

2018 Top 10 Bestsellers

2018 has been a busy year for us at Koren Publishers. We’re now the umbrella publishing house for 5 (yes, FIVE) imprints: Koren, Maggid Books, Menorah Books, Ofeq Institute and The Toby Press which means we’ve published more titles this year than EVER before! We’re thrilled to have partnerships with leading organizations such as The…

The Rabbi Who Recaptured Hebron (Special for Hayyei Sarah)

The Torah reading this Shabbat, Parashat Hayyei Sarah, details Abraham’s purchase of Ma’arat HaMachpela (the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron. In light of the political climate regarding jurisdiction over Hebron, it is worthwhile to read Rabbi Shlomo Goren’s firsthand account of the battle to reclaim Hebron and the Arabs’ surrender to the Israel Defense Forces.

Space for prayer (Thoughts on Berakhot 6b)

The following is adapted from Relics for the Present, a collection of inspiring mini-essays that explore the parameters and depths of prayer. In this two volume series, author Levi Cooper of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies uses Tractate Berakhot as the foundational text and combines rabbinical commentary and Hassidic lore to create inspiring vignettes…