Koren Publishers Jerusalem is one of the world’s leading Jewish publishing houses. Proudly headquartered in the heart of Jerusalem, Koren began in 1962 with the publication of the Koren Tanakh, the first Jewish Bible edited, designed, produced and bound by Jews in nearly 500 years. Known for textual accuracy, pioneering design and superior quality, Koren now oversees four imprints which span the spectrum of Jewish texts, religious thought, Hebrew literature and more. It has partnerships with some of the most esteemed Torah institutions and Jewish scholars in the world.
Today, Koren is home to Maggid Books, The Toby Press, Ofeq Institute, Menorah Books, and Rabbi Steinsaltz’s monumental works.
A bit of history
Our founder, Eliyahu Koren was a master typographer who dreamed of producing the first Hebrew Bible in the nascent State of Israel. He considered the precision of every letter, the placement of every word on every page. Based on extensive research, he created a new font for the Tanakh to ensure maximum clarity and to reflect the renewal of ancient Hebrew in modern times. The Tanakh’s textual accuracy, pioneering design and superior quality won it worldwide acclaim.
Under Mr. Koren’s leadership, the company went on to produce other exceptional editions of traditional Jewish texts. The Koren Siddur, published in 1981, featured a newly designed font and an insightful graphic layout that, in Mr. Koren’s words, “encouraged the worshiper to engross the mind and heart in prayer.” Like so many Koren titles, it became a classic.
Now under the leadership of publisher Matthew Miller, Koren Publishers Jerusalem proudly carries on Mr. Koren’s legacy. It maintains an unrelenting commitment to intellectual rigor, textual purity and thoughtful design. Widely known for the celebrated Koren Sacks Siddur and Mahzor series and the new Koren Talmud Bavli, Koren hosts strong partnerships with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, and many more leading Jewish thinkers.
The rich variety of titles under the Koren publishing house are essentials for every Jewish home, school, and synagogue.