Best Sellers of 2019

Best Sellers of 2019

  • Jan 15, 2020
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2019 has been a historic year for us at Koren Publishers due to the completion of The Noé Edition Koren Talmud Bavli - a journey that has been ongoing for the last seven and a half years! Additionally we have published more than 75 titles in 2019 alone! We’re thrilled to have partnerships with leading organizations such as The Steinsaltz Center, the Rabbinical Council of America, Yeshiva University, the OU Press, Yeshivat Har Etzion, and more. With the calendar year coming to close, we're taking a look back at our top 10 bestsellers. If you haven't seen these books, pick up your copy today online or at your local Jewish bookstore.

Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel

Gorfinkel - Graphic Novel Haggada 3D + pages

ThePassoverHaggadah Graphic Novela collaboration between acclaimedBatmancomics creator and Jewish cartoonist Jordan B. “Gorf” Gorfinkel, Koren Publishers, and Israeli artist Erez Zadok. Using contemporary, vibrant illustrations,The Passover Haggadah Graphic Novelintegrates a brand-new, modern translation into sophisticated and fun sequential art that brings the epic Exodus story to life. The result of extensive historical and linguistic research, every gorgeous panel imbues the classic narrative with renewed relevance and excitement.

Covenant and Conversation: Deuteronomy

9781592640249 This collection makes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ brilliant essays on the weekly Torah portion available in book form for the first time. Rabbi Sacks fuses Jewish tradition, Western philosophy and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition under God’s sovereignty. This final volume of the series contains several concise essays for eachparashaof Deuteronomy.

The Noé Edition Koren Talmud Bavli Vol. 42 Nidda

Talmud All set with berachot TractateNiddais the 42nd and final volume of the Koren Talmud Bavli project. Like the preceding volumes, it includes the traditional pagination of the famed Vilna edition, in clear Koren font, vowels, and punctuation. Rashi is also vowelized and punctuated. The bilingual section of this edition includes clear English translation, along with a treasure trove of supplementary information that explains the text, written by the remarkable Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. This includes color photos, maps, introductions and summaries of each perek, scientific and historical notes, and more.

Koren Sacks Mahzor Yamim Nora'im

9789653019591 This Mahzor combines the Teffilot for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur into one convenient volume. Features the translation and selected commentaries from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. The Mazhor design brings out the inner meaning of the High Holidays prayers by aligning the Hebrew and English texts, highlighting key words, distinguishing poetry from prose, and using beautiful fonts created by master typographer Eliyahu Koren. Rabbi Sacks’ translation brings readers closer than ever before to the authentic meaning of the Hebrew text, while his commentary provides new ways of understanding and experiencing the High Holidayservice.

The Koren Shalem Siddur

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Based on the extremely popular Koren Sacks Siddur, the Koren Shalem Siddur is an enhanced siddur that includes the entire contents of the Sacks Siddur AND:

-All Torah readings with new translations for the Shalosh Regalim and Hol HaMoed, Hanukka, Purim, Yom Ha'atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim

- Modern English translations of the Five Megillot

- Additional personal supplications (tehinot)

Siddur Avodat HaLev

RCA Siddur 3d 02 Siddur Avodat Halev, is a full Siddur for Weekday, Shabbat, Festivals and Holidays Ten years in the making, this outstanding Siddur from the rabbanim of the RCA includes the following features, among many others: - Full contemporary, yet accurate, translation - An entirely new commentary utilizing a wide range of rabbinic as well as academic sources - Inclusive of men’s and women’s tefillot - Detailed on-page halakhic instructions approved by recognized authorities With all of its groundbreaking features the Siddur Avodat Halev is likely to become the standard Siddur used in English-speaking Orthodox communities for many years to come.

Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land

Proclaim Liberty 2D high res Turning to the Hebrew Bible for inspiration, solidarity, comfort, and purpose, as the members of the First Continental Congress did, is a common theme in American history. In fact, one cannot understand the American political tradition without understanding America’s relationship with the Five Books of Moses. This sourcebook assembles the primary sources of American public history and allows the reader to hear the Hebraic echoes that have formed the cultural vocabulary of the Puritan settlers, revolutionaries, African slaves, leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, and the broader population.

The Koren Youth Siddur

available in both Nusah Ashkenaz and Nusah Edot HaMizrah

Youth Siddur - Sepharadimkoren_siddur_beit_for_website_1_1 TheKoren Youth Sidduris a beautifully-illustrated siddur designed for children in grades 3-5. Built on the foundation of the entire Koren Educational Siddur Series, theKoren Youth Siddurforms a bridge between the early elementary grades and middle school. The Siddur features a selection of tefillot for weekday, Shabbat and Hagim, along with vibrant, age-appropriate illustrations, stories, quotes and questions for thought and reflection. Every aspect of this new siddur is designed as the vehicle to help our children in meaning-making and emotional engagement with thetefillotand Hashem. The siddur is also accompanied by a comprehensiveEducator’s Companion, for teachers, parents and community leaders, to maximize the educational potential of the siddur.

The Jonathan Sacks Haggada


Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks offers a refreshing and insightful commentaryto the Koren Haggada, together with illuminating essays onthe themes and motifs of the Festival of Freedom. The traditional Haggada text appears on one side with beautifultranslation and commentary by Rabbi Sacks. Opened as an Englishlanguage book, the haggada features a collection of Rabbi Sacks'essays that explore the foundational concepts of the Passover holidayand ritual, Rabbi Sacks’ style is engaging, intelligent – at times daringin its innovation – and always inspiring.

The Long Night

bornstein-cover FINAL2D The Long Night is Bornstein’s firsthand account of what he witnessed in seven concentration camps. Written with remarkable insight and raw emotion, The Long Night paints a portrait of human psychology in the darkest of times. Bornstein tells the stories of those who did all they could do to withstand physical and psychological torture, starvation, and sickness, and openly describes those who were forced to inflict suffering on others. The narrative is simple, yet profound; unbridled, honest, and dignified. The Long Night was written shortly after the war when the author’s memories were fresh and emotions ran strong. Originally published in German in 1967 as Die Lange Nacht, this is the first English translation of this work.

Honorable Mentions: The Steinsaltz Humash, Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth, Mavericks, Mystics, and False Messiahs

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