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,…

Staff Picks-Shari Fisch

  Shari Fisch, has worked in publishing for over 15 years and loves the perks of her job such as living an 8 minute walk from the office – passing two bakeries – and getting as many books as she wants. Though based in Israel, Shari is responsible for vendor and customer support for the…

An interview with a Biblical botanist

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Press. Zohar Amar is an associate professor in the Department of Land of Israel Studies at Bar-Ilan University, with 25 years’ worth of expertise in natural science, archaeology, and Judaic studies. He recently collaborated with Koren Publishers in producing a new edition of Chumash, called the Koren Israel…

Welcome to the new Koren blog

We’re excited to use this platform to give the Koren community a fresh, new perspective on who we are and what we’re publishing. The blog will serve as a place to focus on fascinating books that we’re releasing and showcase a behind-the-scenes look at our company. Here you’ll find interviews with our authors and production…

Leading the Revival in Tanakh Study

By Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun When students in Religious-Zionist and Modern-Orthodox yeshivot study Talmud and Halakha, they do so in the same way, in the same language, and with the same tools that students have been studying those texts for hundreds of years. When they encounter students of ĥaredi yeshivot, they can discuss with them…