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…

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,…

Learning the Koren Talmud Bavli with Aaron B.

Koren Publishers: Can you tell us a little about yourself?  Aaron: I’m Aaron Benedict. I am a history teacher in a Yeshiva high school. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my wife and daughter.   Koren Publishers: How long have you been learning Gemara?   Aaron: I have been learning Gemara since 7th grade.   Koren Publishers: Do you have…

It’s in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation-An Excerpt from “Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth”

A special thanks to 929 for spreading some pre-Shavuot wisdom. This excerpt was taken from an essay featured in Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth edited by Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern. “It’s in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation” .   By telling the story of King David’s genealogy through the Book of Ruth, the text is…

Mother’s Day in the Koren Talmud Bavli

Tractate Kiddushin, volume 22 of the Koren Talmud Bavli,  is primarily devoted to the different elements of the act of Kiddushin, betrothal. However, we also find a sugyiot dedicated solely to the mitzvah of honoring one’s father and mother: What better tractate to learn on Mother’s Day (Sunday May 12 in the United States)? This…