PublisherRuth Lichtenstein
First issueElul 5766 (Fall 2006)
CompanyBinah Magazine Corporation
CountryUnited States
Based inBrooklyn, New York

Binah (Hebrew: בינה, "Insight") is a Jewish women's magazine published weekly by Binah Magazine Corporation in the United States. Additional distribution takes place in the United Kingdom and Israel. Binah Magazine Corporation is a subsidiary of Hamodia Publishing Corporation. The magazine debuted in Elul 5766 (Fall 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]


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's first food editor, Estee Kafra, spun off her weekly kosher recipe column into two cookbooks, Spice It Right[8] and Cooking With Color.[9]

Chaya Feigy Grossman, author of a cooking column in Binah Bunch, published a collection of her children's recipes in The Cherry on Top: A Kosher Junior Cookbook (Feldheim Publishers, 2008).[10]


  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. ^ Ben Shachar, Chaya Sara (2012). Dual Dilemmas. Feldheim Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59826-913-0. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Schwartz, Etka Gitel (2012). Full Harvest. Chilazon. ISBN 978-1427695338.
  6. ^ Wiederblank, Sara (2009). Pass or Fail. Hamodia Treasures. ISBN 978-0967564579. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Schwartz, Etka Gitel (2010). Shortchanged. Aardvark Global Publishing. ISBN 978-1427647511.
  8. ^ "Spice it Right Binah Magazine Cookbook". 2011. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  9. ^ "Cooking With Color – 2 books in one". 2011. Archived from the original on September 14, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  10. ^ Julian, Hana Levi (December 26, 2008). "Latkes with a 'Cherry on Top'". Israel National News. Retrieved November 13, 2018.