Staff Picks – Alex Drucker

This month’s selections come from International Retail Manager and wannabe chef, Alex Drucker. Alex Drucker is the International Retail Manager for Koren Publishers.  Originally from London, he made aliya from Hong Kong in 2016 with his family and now lives in Modi’in with his wife and 3 children (each one born in a different country). …

Choosing the Right Siddur

Choosing the right siddur is no simple task. The sheer number of options may seem overwhelming but we are here to help! We have something for everyone whether you are looking for Hebrew/English, commentary by great rabbis, a beginner’s prayer book, or just need some English instructions. Check out our detailed selection below and choose…

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- 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,…

The Siddur as an Educational Resource for Tefilla Education

The Jeducation World initiative recently featured a series of articles written by Dr. Daniel Rose, who spearheaded the Magerman Educational Siddur Series. We encourage you to read his most recent article, “The Siddur as an Educational Resource for Tefilla Education”. How do you use the Siddur as an educational resource in your school or family?…

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.