I am looking for a list of publishers that are putting out seforim now a days. My reason is because I want to make a list of publishers in an effort to track down certain seforim. Many publishers (especially big ones) might own rights to seforim that they don't necessarily still publish for whatever reason. Or have them somewhere in their libraries, or know who owns the rights to them or actually copies. This comes from experience.

Specifically those that are publishing a large amount of seforim or have in their catalogs (or have the right to) many seforim. However really any publisher I am interested in knowing, even ones that publish a small amount of seforim (note that I said "specifically" the big ones, i.e. small also good.)

Two examples that I'll offer are Machon Yerushalayim and Mossad HaRav Kook.

Who else is there?

One may also include "projects" like the Frankel Rambam or Encyclopedia Talmudit where although they are putting out "one" type of seforim it's a set of seforim that is rather well-known and "big" in many regards.

My question boils down to mainly who are the big publishers today in seforim (comparable to the examples I give of Machon Yerushalayim and Mossad HaRav Kook. However even "less" than what they publish would also qualify (even significantly less) and certainly those that publish even more.

  • product-recommendation? Are you looking for evaluations of the merits of the various publishers?
    – Double AA
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 21:34
  • @DoubleAA ???? so take it off ....
    – Yehoshua
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 21:40
  • Down to how small are you interested in?
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 21:50
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    You lost me at "I'm looking for a comprehensive list..." -1
    – Seth J
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 22:04
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    List questions don't work well for the Stack Exchange format. If this question remains open, I recommend one community-wiki answer to compile the list. Commented May 14, 2013 at 14:23

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Yaakov Rosanes at Virtual Geula has a list of all active Israeli publishers of seforim as well as a lits of inactive publishers linked at the bottom of that page. If you are searching for rare or hard to find books that is the place to go.

  • Awesome! I'm encouraging others to follow suit and help out with this. Publishers in America would also be good.
    – Yehoshua
    Commented May 14, 2013 at 12:08
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    Please be aware that the author of this answer, "Michael Tzadok," has recently been outed as a Christian missionary. His real name is Michael Elk. Please also see here and here.
    – Yehuda
    Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 20:07

Here is a community wiki for listing Jewish publishers.

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