Binah (magazine)

Frequency Weekly
Publisher Ruth Lichtenstein
Year founded 2006
First issue Elul 2006
Company Binah Magazine Corporation
Country United States
Based in Brooklyn, New York
Language English
ISSN 1752-2900
OCLC number 77487511

Binah (Hebrew: בינה, "Insight") is a Jewish women's magazine published weekly by Binah Magazine Corporation, a subsidiary of Hamodia Publishing Corporation. It debuted in Elul 2006.

Binah features articles appealing to Jewish women, including family matters, health, recipes, short stories and serialized novels.[1] It is known for its full-color, glossy pages and its coverage of topics not usually discussed in mainstream Orthodox Jewish publications,[2] such as divorce, single-parenting, home budgeting, and medical conditions. Its articles often create a buzz in Orthodox circles and online blogs. For example, a 2012 article on summer camp security led to a summer-camp inspection by New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind and New York State Senate hopeful Simcha Felder (he was elected to office a few months later) at Camp Agudah in upstate New York.[3]

Binah's first food editor, Estee Kafra, spun off her weekly kosher recipe column into two cookbooks, Spice It Right[4] and Cooking With Color.[5]


Each issue of Binah includes fiction, poetry, and serialized novels. Novels originally serialized in Binah and Binah Bunch have been published by mainstream Jewish book publishers. These include:

Binah Bunch/Binah BeTween

Binah also produces the two-sided Binah Bunch Clubhouse/Binah BeTween glossy magazine for children and young teens, which is distributed together with the women's magazine.

Binah is distributed in the United States, England and Israel.


  1. "SimchaGifts Affiliates". Simcha Gifts. 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  2. Berger, Zackery Sholem (August 8, 2012). "Haredi Women's Lit Explodes: The writers and editors behind the astonishing rise of Orthodox magazines and fiction". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  3. "Binah Magazine Joins Forces With Agudath Israel And Local Politicians To Advance The Issue Of Camp Security". The Lakewood Scoop. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
  4. "Spice it Right Binah Magazine Cookbook". 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  5. "Cooking With Color 2 books in one". 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  6. Ben Shachar, Chaya Sara (2012). Dual Dilemmas. Feldheim Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59826-913-0.
  7. Schwartz, Etka Gitel (2012). Full Harvest. Chilazon. ISBN 1427695334.
  8. Wiederblank, Sara (2009). Pass or Fail. Hamodia Treasures. ISBN 0967564573.
  9. Schwartz, Etka Gitel (2010). Shortchanged. Aardvark Global Publishing. ISBN 1427647518.

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