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Feldheim Publishers
Feldheim Publishers
Feldheim logo.png
Parent companyPhillip Feldheim, Inc.
StatusActive
Founded1939
FounderPhillip Feldheim
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSpring Valley, New York
Key peopleYitzchak Feldheim, president
Nonfiction topicsJewish law, Torah, Talmud, Jewish lifestyle, Shabbat and Jewish holidays, Jewish history, biography, kosher cookbooks
Official websitewww.feldheim.com

Feldheim Publishers (or Feldheim) is an American Orthodox Jewish publisher of Torah books and literature. Its extensive catalog of titles includes books on Jewish law, Torah, Talmud, Jewish lifestyle, Shabbat and Jewish holidays, Jewish history, biography, and kosher cookbooks.[1] It also publishes children's books. The company's headquarters is located in New York, with publishing and sales divisions in Jerusalem. Its president is Yitzchak Feldheim.[2]

History

Feldheim Publishers was founded in 1939 by Philipp Feldheim, a Viennese Jew who escaped Nazi Austria that year. He made his home in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NYC where he was a founder of the Vienner Kehilla there. Later he moved to Washington Heights, New York near Congregation Khal Adath Jeshurun founded by Rabbi Dr. Joseph Breuer (1882–1980).[3] Feldheim opened a small bookshop on the Lower East Side, and witnessing customer demand for Jewish literature, decided to go into Jewish publishing under the name Philipp Feldheim Inc.[4]

Feldheim Publishers was the first to produce Torah books with professional graphics.[5] It also pioneered the publication of biographies of modern-day Orthodox Jewish figures such as Rabbi Aryeh Levin (A Tzaddik in Our Time) and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Herman (All For the Boss).

From the beginning, the company, which markets under the slogan "Torah Literature of Quality", committed itself to publishing the classics of Torah literature. These included age-old classics such as Duties of the Heart (translation of Chovot ha-Levavot), The Path of the Just (translation of Mesillat Yesharim), The Way of God (translation of Derech Hashem), and The Kuzari: In Defense of the Despised Faith (by Rabbi Yehuda Halevi), along with modern works such as Strive for Truth (translation of Michtav MiEliyahu by Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler), Shemirath Shabbath KiHilchatho (by Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth), and Book of Our Heritage (translation of Sefer HaToda'ah by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov, translated by Rabbi Nachman Bulman). The Feldheim library includes most of works of Samson Raphael Hirsch, including his collected writings and commentaries on the Chumash, siddur, Haggadah of Pesach, and Tehillim.

Feldheim established an Israeli division on Beit Hadfus Street in Jerusalem in 1960.[6]

Bankruptcy

In February 2012 Feldheim's Israeli division declared bankruptcy. The filing was not connected with Philipp Feldheim, Inc., the New York publishing division.[5]

Authors published by Feldheim

References

  1. ^ "Publishing Companies in Israel". Israel Science and Technology Directory. 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Berger, Joseph (27 December 2012). "After 1,500 Years, an Index to the Talmud's Labyrinths, With Roots in the Bronx". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Caplan, Kimmy. "Absolutely Intellectually Honest": A case-study of American Jewish Modern Orthodox Historiography in Creation and Re-creation in Jewish Thought: Festschrift in Honor of Joseph Dan, Rachel Elior and Peter Schafer, eds. September 2005: Paul Mohr Verlag, p. 356. ISBN 3161487141.
  4. ^ "About Us". Feldheim.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ a b Schreiber, Sholom (22 February 2012). "Feldheim Publishing Facing Serious Financial Troubles". The Jewish Voice. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Incredible Savings from Feldheim Publishers". Matzav.com. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 2012.

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