Free Download: Wisdom For Living {New Release!}

New Release: Wisdom for Living:  Rav Noach Weinberg Zt”l on the Parashah

The Gross Family Edition

Rav Noach Weinberg, a pioneer in Jewish outreach and the legendary founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah, was a man whose very essence was love – love for Hashem, His Torah, and His people. Rav Noach’s entire being radiated wisdom and joy, and no wonder: he was profoundly and deeply connected to the Torah, the source of all wisdom and true happiness.

And how he loved to give over that wisdom. His Thursday night Torah lectures were legendary. The newest arrival to Aish HaTorah and seasoned kollel students — everyone wanted to hear what Rav Noach had to say about the weekly parashah, and how we could take Toras Chaim, the Torah’s wisdom for living, into our own lives and challenges.

In Wisdom for Living, Rav Noach speaks to us with all the brilliance, passion, and fervor that he brought to those unforgettable Thursday night sessions. His devoted students, Rabbis Nechemia and Yitzchak Coopersmith, have adapted those lessons for print, scrupulously maintaining Rav Noach’s unique and beloved voice. In every parashah Rav Noach uncovered a piercing insight for our lives. Sometimes he discovered a truth to help us break down our barriers to greatness, other times he shared an unexpected insight into the workings of the cosmos – or our own daily lives. This remarkable book shares some of Rav Noach’s revolutionary approaches to understanding the wisdom of the Torah in today’s world.

Click here to download the chapter on Parashas Bamidbar from Wisdom for Living

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Also from Rav Noach Weinberg: What the Angel Taught You

Free Download: A Parent’s Prayer – to Recite Today

All parents want the best for their children — that they should be good and upright, that they have everything they need for a fruitful, joyous life.

The classic work, Shelah HaKadosh, contains a prayer that parents should recite for their children at any time of the year — but especially before Rosh Chodesh Sivan, for that is the month when G-d gave us the Torah, and when the Jewish people began to be called His Children.

Click here for a free download of this special prayer, for recitation today.

Free Download: Five Amazing Recipes for Shavuos

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To help you plan and prepare for the upcoming holiday of Shavuos, we’ve combed through ArtScroll’s selection of best-selling cookbooks and picked five fabulous dairy recipes for an incredible meal that will enhance your shavuos menu.

Scroll down for a fantastic five-course meal – click each recipe title for a printable PDF of that recipe.

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By Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

Click here for the printable recipe: Tomato Tart

Click here to purchase a copy of Starters and Sides Made Easy

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Soup: Broccoli and Cheddar Soup from Dairy Made Easy

 By Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

Click here for the printable recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

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Main: Spinach Quiche from Secret Restaurant Recipes

by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

Click here for the printable recipe: Spinach Quiche 

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Side: Cheesy Smashed Potatoes from the brand-new cookbook, The Silver Platter

by Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz

Click here for the printable recipe: Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

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Dessert: Cheese Danish Galette from Kosher by Design Cooking Coach

by Susie Fishbein

Click here for the printable recipe: Cheese Danish Galette

Click here to purchase a copy of Kosher by Design Cooking Coach

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Click here to shop ArtScroll’s entire selection of best-selling cookbooks

Click here for additional shavuos recipes on The Official ArtScroll Blog

Click here for another sample recipe from our newest cookbook, The Silver Platter

Win a complete set of Rabbi Berel Wein’s Jewish History: A Trilogy

With just under two weeks left to ArtScroll’s Big Set Sale, we have another great set to giveaway to one of our loyal readers!

Didn’t win our first giveaway? Don’t worry, we have another chance for you to win.

Our second set giveaway is for Rabbi Berel Wein’s amazing history set: Jewish History: A TrilogyScroll down to the bottom of this post for your chance to win this set.

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World renowned historian and lecturer, Rabbi Berel Wein, paints a panoramic picture of our people from the Classical Era (350 BCE) through the Modern Era, from the end of the First Temple Era, through Cossack pogroms, from the rise of the Chassidic movement, to the rebirth of Torah in America. This Slipcased Gift Edition includes the compact (7″x9″) edition of three best-selling titles: Echoes of Glory, Herald of Destiny, and Triumph of Survival.

Shop this set, and over 50 additional best-selling sets and save 30% off the list price! Hurry, this once-a-year sale ends on 5/19/15!

Don’t forget: all ArtScroll.com orders over $49 ship free within the USA!

Enter to win: Leave a comment on this post about which ArtScroll set is on your wishlist. 

Note: This is the second of a couple of Set-Sale giveaways, so keep visiting The Official ArtScroll Blog to make sure you don’t miss any of your chances to win!

**Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on Monday, May 11th. One winner will receive the complete set of Jewish History: A Trilogy. Prize can be shipped within the USA. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Winner will have 48 hours to answer or another winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per person. 

Sample Recipe from The Silver Platter: Balsamic Braised Brisket

ArtScroll’s newest cookbook, The Silver Platter, is scheduled for release later this week, and we’re confident that you’re going to enjoy it, and make the recipes again and again.

Some of the amazing features of The Silver Platter:

•Over 160 wholesome, family-friendly recipes that you’ll make again and again
•Turn fresh, healthy, and easy to find ingredients into spectacular dishes
•Mouthwatering full-color photo accompanies every recipe
•Each recipe includes cooking tips, techniques, and advice from best-selling cookbook author Norene Gilletz
•Many recipes are naturally gluten-free or offer a gluten-free option
•Nutritional information included for every recipe

Can’t wait for the release to start cooking from this wonderful book? Here’s a sample recipe to keep you going until your copy arrives!

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Reproduced from The Silver Platter, by Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz, with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications.

Click here for a downloadable version of Balsamic Braised Brisket from The Silver Platter

meat | passover | gluten-free | freezes well | yields 8-10 servings

1 beef brisket (4-5 lb /1.8-2.3 kg)

2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 Tbsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp olive oil

3 large onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 can (6 oz/170 g) tomato paste

2 Tbsp honey

3 bay leaves

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup dry red wine or water

  1. Coat a large roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add brisket; sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Rub brisket with spices to coat on all sides.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in parsley, tomato paste, honey, bay leaves, vinegar, and wine. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool.
  3. Pour sauce over, around, and under the brisket. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight, turning occasionally.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake, covered, for 3-3½ hours or until meat is fork-tender. Calculate 45 minutes per pound to determine the cooking time. Discard bay leaves. Let cool.
  5. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Discard hardened fat from gravy. Trim excess fat from brisket. Slice against the grain to desired thickness.
  6. Reheat, covered, in pan gravy at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Norene’s Notes:

  • Slow Cooker Method: Season brisket and prepare sauce as above; add to slow cooker insert coated with nonstick cooking spray. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Place insert into slow cooker; cook on on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Ask your butcher to cut a very large brisket (8 lb/3.6 kg) in half. Total cooking time will be the same as for one 4 lb/1.8 kg brisket.
  • Brisket should be cooked “low and slow,” with lots of onions. The internal temperature should not rise above 180°F on a meat thermometer; after it reaches 200°F, the brisket will become dry.

Win a Complete Set of the Sapirstein Edition Rashi!

Giveaway is now over. Congrats to Joe Green on winning this set!

In honor of ArtScroll’s Big Set Sale, we are celebrating with some giveaways on some of our best-selling sets.

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Our first giveaway prize is a complete set of the Sapirstein Edition Rashi! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for your chance to win!

This full-size, five volume slipcased set is valued at $149.99, and is treasured all over the world for it’s valuable features, including:

  • Chumash text, translated according to Rashi
  • The full and accurate text of Rashi and Onkelos
  • The literal translation of Rashi, highlighted and interwoven with explanatory words and phrases to ease and clarify the flow of Rashi’s text
  • Notes on Rashi, including questions, answers, sources, and elucidations
  • Written by an expert on Rashi, in collaboration with a group of outstanding scholars
  • 7″ x 10″ page size
  • Reinforced binding for teachers, students, parents and anyone seeking a clear and thorough knowledge of Chumash-Rashi.

Shop this set, and over 50 additional best-selling sets and save 30% off the list price! Hurry, this once-a-year sale ends on 5/19/15!

Don’t forget: all ArtScroll.com orders over $49 ship free within the USA!

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Giveaway is now over! Congrats to Joe Green on winning this set!

Enter to win: Leave a comment on this post about an ArtScroll title or set that has impacted your life. 

Note: This is the first of a couple of Set-Sale giveaways, so keep visiting The Official ArtScroll Blog to make sure you don’t miss any of your chances to win!

**Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on Wednesday, May 6th. One winner will receive the complete set of the full-sized Sapirstein Edition Rashi. Prize can be shipped within the USA. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Winner will have 48 hours to answer or another winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per person. 

Pirkei Avos Special: Free Book Offer from ArtScroll!

Pirkei Avos Special: receive a free leatherette Iggeres Haramban with Bircas Hamazon with every hard-covered Pirkei Avos purchase!

Click here to browse ArtScroll’s complete selection of Pirkei Avos titles.

To get this free offer, enter promo code PIRKEI at checkout.

Hurry, this special ends on Lag B’omer – Thursday, May 7th, 2015!

Bonus Passover Recipe from our Newest Cookbook Author!

You might not know the name Daniella Silver yet, but you’re about to! Daniella’s upcoming cookbook is scheduled for release on May 6th. 

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slvhDaniella Silver, a fresh face in the world of Kosher Cookbooks, has teamed up with famed Kosher cookbook author Norene Gilletz to create this phenomenal new cookbook that delivers over 160 wholesome, family-friendly recipes that you’ll make again and again.

The Silver Platter is scheduled for release on May 6th, but we’re giving our blog readers a bonus Pesach recipe from Daniella Silver, to give you a taste of her recipes. Daniella’s cooking style is all about taking simple ingredients and turning them into spectacular and wholesome meals.Here’s a bonus recipe from Daniella Silver, author of the forthcoming cookbook, The Silver Platter. This phenomenal yet easy side dish recipe is great for Passover – and year round!

Garlicky Potato Mounds

With their crispy golden crust and a creamy whipped center flecked with fresh scallions, these Garlicky Potato Mounds are an elevated take on classic comfort food. Serve two mounds per plate for an elegant presentation.

Click here to download or print the recipe for Garlicky Potato Mounds.Garlic-potato-mounds-LR

Click here to pre-order your copy of The Silver Platter.

pareve | passover | gluten-free | freezes well | yields 10-12 mounds

4-5 medium potatoes, (Idaho or Yukon Gold), peeled and cut into chunks

4-5 cloves garlic

1/2 cup (approximately) vegetable broth

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 scallions, thinly sliced

  1. In a large saucepan, combine potatoes and garlic. Add enough lightly salted water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat; drain well.
  2. Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan and place back on the heat for 1-2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture. Remove from heat.
  3. Mash potatoes and garlic until smooth. Gradually blend in broth, oil, salt, and pepper. Whip until light and creamy. Stir in scallions.
  4. Line a rimmed baking with parchment paper.
  5. Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop rounded mounds of potato mixture onto prepared baking sheet. (Can be made in advance up to this point.)
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, until crusty.

Norene’s Notes

  • Dry, mealy potatoes have high starch content and are perfect for baked or mashed potatoes. Waxy potatoes have lower starch content and are best for boiling, scalloped potatoes, or potato salad.
  • If you don’t know which type of potato you have, put it in a brine of 2 Tbsp salt dissolved in 1½ cups cold water. Mealy potatoes will sink; waxy ones will float.
  • If your potatoes are tinged with green, cut off and discard any green parts. The green layer under the skin is called solanin and is poisonous.

 

Recipe by Daniella Silver, author of the upcoming cookbook, The Silver Platter, coming 5/6/15. © ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

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The Silver Platter features:

  • Over 160 wholesome, family-friendly recipes that you’ll make again and again
  • Turn fresh, healthy, and easy to find ingredients into spectacular dishes
  • Mouthwatering full-color photo accompanies every recipe
  • Each recipe includes cooking tips, techniques, and advice from best-selling cookbook author Norene Gilletz
  • Many recipes are naturally gluten-free or offer a gluten-free option
  • Nutritional information included for every recipe

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Stay tuned for more information on the book, an interview with Daniella, and giveaways!

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Free Weekly Download: Alive!

Over the years, the name Mordechai Weinberger has become synonymous with practical advice on living a better and more vibrant life. With a radio program streamed on multiple platforms and listened to by thousands of people, he was deluged by appeals that his lessons be available in written form. Finally, by popular request, Weinberger’s phenomenal new book, Alive! is now available for order.

Try it free! This week’s free download offers you chapter 1 – the section on self esteem:

Click here to view, print or Download a sample chapter from Alive!

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