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Koren Large Type Torah
The Five Books in an Easy-to-Read Hebrew Format
Koren Publishers: Jerusalem (2008)
ISBN: 978-965-301-059-8

Reviewed by Boris Segel - April 27, 2011

This large type, Hebrew-only Edition of the Torah features the famed Koren Tanakh Font in about a fourteen-point font size. This volume contains the complete text of the Torah (the Five Books of Moses), in Hebrew with nikud (vowels) and trope. This volume does not contain any commentaries or illustrations, with the exception of a few charts at the end of the book.

The book itself features black finish with silver writing and accents on the cover. A ribbon marker is sewn into the binding making it easy to mark your place. This large size edition measures 6.7 x 9.6 inches. A larger, reader's sized edition measuring 8.5 x 13.4 inches is also available.

This is an attractively bound book that features a clear and easy to read Hebrew text. The print is dark, the vowels are very distinct, and there is sufficient space between the various letters and words to make it easy to distinguish between each item. In addition, the paper used in this volume is slightly off-white, which helps to reduce glare. This volume is idea for those just learning to read Hebrew as the larger size text aids in letter recognition and word comprehension. In addition, those that need or desire a larger print edition of the Torah will find that this text will suit their needs, without overtly advertising the fact that they are reading a larger type edition.

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