Schocken Books

Schocken Books
Parent company Random House
Founded 1931
Founder Salman Schocken
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Publication types Books
Official website

Schocken Books (Schocken Verlag) is a publishing company that was established in Berlin with a publishing office in Prague in 1931 by the Schocken Department Store owner Salman Schocken. It published the writings of Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Franz Kafka and S. Y. Agnon, among others.

After being closed by the Germans in 1939, it moved to Mandate Palestine under the name Schocken Publishing. In 1945 it moved to New York City.

In 1987 it joined Random House. Schocken continues to publish Jewish literary works.

Selected publications in English

Franz Kafka

Billingual Editions

Walter Benjamin

  • Illuminations
  • Reflections

Gershom Scholem

  • Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism
  • The Messianic Idea in Judaism
  • On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead
  • On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism
  • Zohar: The Book of Splendor

Hannah Arendt

Elie Wiesel

  • The Time of the Uprooted
  • Somewhere a Master
  • Wise Men and Their Tales
  • The Judges
  • Legends of Our Time
  • After the Darkness
  • And the Sea Is Never Full
  • The Testament
  • The Fifth Son
  • A Beggar in Jerusalem
  • All Rivers Run to the Sea
  • The Trial of God
  • Twilight
  • The Gates of the Forest
  • The Town Beyond the Wall
  • The Forgotten
  • From the Kingdom of Memory
  • The Oath
  • Rashi

See also

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