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…

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.

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…