Free Download: Sample Story from Class Acts 2

cla2hIn Class Acts 2, Rabbi Nachman Seltzer shares the true story of….

….the speech that literally changed all of our lives.

….the celebrated rav who created the world’s first “junior Beis Din”

….the “Great Water Fight” in a prestigious yeshiva, and how a gadol ha’dor handled the deluge

Bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer has an unusual ability to find great stories and bring them to life. In Class Acts, one of his most popular story collections, he turned his penetrating gaze to the schoolroom, discovering remarkable stories about teachers, students, class friendships – and, most of all, about the power of caring to change lives.

Now, in Class Acts 2, we’re back in the classroom with still more jaw-dropping stories of teachers burning with a sense of mission – and a smile; of gedolei ha’dor whose understanding of the human psyche borders on the miraculous; and, of course, of students from different backgrounds, with hugely varying personalities and potential, all united by their need for understanding, compassion, and love.

These stories are thought-provoking, inspiring, and just plain interesting – because, after all, what goes on in school is not kids stuff!

Click here to view, print or download a sample story from Class Acts 2

Click here to purchase Class Acts 2

Free Download: Sample Chapters of Living Emunah 2

 

Living Emunah, by Rabbi David Ashear, was an instant best-seller and an immensely popular book that transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people, taking them on a breathtaking journey towards tranquility and happiness – through faith.

Now, the eagerly anticipated follow up volume, Living Emunah 2, brings us even further on the road to serenity. In just a few weeks, Living Emunah 2 has become an instant best-seller as well.

To give you a taste of the life-changing material, stories and inspiration in Living Emunah 2, we’ve put together a sampler with some pages for you to enjoy.

Click here to View, Print or Download Sample Chapters from Living Emunah 2

Click here to purchase Living Emunah Volume 2

 

Don’t forget: ArtScroll’s Chanukah Sale Continues! Click here to shop!

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Chanukah Giveaway! Choose Your Own Prize!

With so many great new releases from ArtScroll, there’s something for everyone this Chanukah! Here’s your chance to win your favorite!

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That’s right! Here’s your chance to choose your own prize from Eight of ArtScroll’s popular new releases!

Would you like to win…

1.  Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

2. Living Emunah Volume 2 by Rabbi David Ashear

3. Class Acts Volume 2 by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

4. A Handful of Stars by C.B. Weinfeld

5. From Their Daughters Hearts by Estie Florans

6. Great Jewish Treasures by Rabbi Moshe Bamberger

7. The Story of Reb Moshe by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman

8. Letters to My Children  by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.

 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us which of the amazing new titles listed above you’d like to win.

Giveaway ends on Monday, December 14th at 11:59 pm eastern time.

Don’t forget: ArtScroll’s Chanukah Sale continues: Click here to save 20% on all books!

**Giveaway ends Monday, December 14th at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will receive the new book of their choice. 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. All discounts off of list price. Sale ends 12/28/15.

 

Download Four Free Chanukah Recipes from ArtScroll’s Popular Cookbooks

 

In honor of Chanukah, we are sharing a selection of recipes from ArtScroll’s popular cookbooks. We’ve hand-selected a variety of treats to enhance your chanukah parties and please your families.

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Churros from T Fusion – Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes 

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This popular dessert makes a great alternative to donuts this chanukah! 

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Click here to download and print the recipe for Churros from Everyday Secret Restaurants

Click here to purchase Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

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Lemon Olive Oil Biscotti – Something Sweet

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Olive oil is a theme on chanukah, so enjoy it in these light and refreshing cookies.

Click here to download and print the recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Biscotti from Something Sweet

Click here to purchase Something Sweet by Miriam Pascal

 

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Parsnip Potato Latkes – The Silver Platter 

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Click here to download and print the recipe for Parsnip Potato Latkes from The Silver Platter

Click here to purchase The Silver Platter by Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz

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Smoked Short Rib Tacos from Reserve Cut – Secret Restaurant Recipes

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These elegant appetizers will be the star of your Chanukah party!

Click here to download and prsrrhint the recipe for  Smoked Short Rib Tacos from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to purchase Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

 

 

Looking for a great Chanukah gift? Shop ArtScroll’s selection of best-selling Kosher cookbooks. 

 

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Magnificent New Cookbook: Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes + Sample Recipe!

Magnificent New Cookbook Shipping Monday!

Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

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Following their bestselling Secret Restaurant Recipes, Leah & Victoria go back into the kitchens of your favorite cafes, takeout spots, and restaurants to bring you family-friendly recipes that are easier to prepare.

Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes Features:

  • Over 100 Family-Friendly Recipes for Any Day of the Week
  • Secret Techniques and Tips Direct from Restaurant Kitchens
  • Exquisite Full-Color Photos for Every Dish.
  • Shortcuts and Easy-to-Find Ingredients for Home Cooks

Click here to order your copies, then scroll down for a sample recipe!

Gong Bao Chicken – Dini’s Kosher Restaurant

Owner: Chabad Beijing | Location: Beijing, China | Yield: 4 servings | Category: meat

 

At Dini’s, Beijing’s only kosher restaurant, the chefs cook authentic Chinese food along with traditional Jewish dishes and Western favorites that travelers expect (there’s a sushi bar too). The restaurant is named for Dini Freundlich, the local Chabad shlucha. Local Chinese residents also enjoy eating at Dini’s because they feel that kosher food is
Gong Bao Chicken LR safer to eat; the Chinese term for kosher is “Jie Shi,” “clean food.”

1 lb chicken breast, cubed

3 Tbsp cornstarch

2 Tbsp water

Pinch coarse black pepper

oil, for frying

2 Chinese leeks or scallions

3 Tbsp salted peanuts

Sauce:

2 tsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp sugar

4 tsp vinegar

2 tsp hot sauce

4 tsp ketchup

Place chicken into a small bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; top with water and black pepper. Mix to coat the chicken. Let stand for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or sauté pan over high heat. When oil is very hot, add chicken cubes in batches; fry for 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Drain oil from the pan. Add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, hot sauce, and ketchup. Cook until sauce thickens slightly, 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and scallions; toss to coat. Top with peanuts.

Tidbit: Dini makes her own version of hot chili sauce to use in the restaurant. She says it’s the Asian equivalent of Israeli red schug.

Home Cook: We’ve tested this with all different types of hot sauce and they’ve all been successful. Halve the quantity if serving this dish to children -L.

Recipe from Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, reproduced with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

Click here to order Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes

Free Download for The Shabbos Project

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ArtScroll is proud to participate in The Shabbos Project with a free download from the Siddur that speaks your language.

The user-friendly Seif Edition Transliterated Siddur has a phrase-by-phrase English transliteration alongside the Hebrew text with the translation directly below – so you have the best of three worlds. These selections comprise the essence of the fFriday night Sabbath meal.

Use it! Enjoy it! Have a great Shabbos!

Download these selections and print it for all of your guests – perfect for those who don’t read Hebrew.

Click here for a free download of Seif Edition Transliterated Sabbath Prayers and Songs

If you enjoyed this download, purchase a copy for yourself or your guest:

Click here to purchase the Seif Edition Transliterated Sabbath Siddur.

Click here for the entire Seif Edition Transliterated Series.

Download Six Free Recipes from ArtScroll’s Popular Cookbooks

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This Yom Tov, let ArtScroll’s popular cookbooks enhance your menus. With recent releases such as Something Sweet, The Silver Platter and Secret Restaurant Recipes, you’re going to find something perfect to enhance your menus. We’ve picked six fantastic recipes to share from these cookbooks, so download them, share them, and enjoy them.

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Appetizer: Duck Spring Roll from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Duck Spring Rolls

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Soup: Sweet Potato Soup from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Sweet Potato Soup

Click here to purchase Secret Restaurant Recipes

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Main: Honey Roasted Chicken with Squash and Onions from The Silver Platter

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Honey Roasted Chicken with Squash and Onions


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Side: Sweet Potato Scallop from The Silver Platter

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Sweet Potato Scallop

Click here to purchase The Silver Platter

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Dessert: Pomegranate Cupcakes from  Something Sweet

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Pomegranate Cupcake

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Hot Gooey Caramel Pie from Something Sweet

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Hot Gooey Caramel Pie

Click here to purchase Something Sweet

Click here to shop all ArtScroll cookbooks. 

Tiramisu Cookie Recipe + Giveaway for ArtScroll’s New Cookbook Something Sweet!

Introducing: The newest member of ArtScroll’s popular cookbook lineup:

Something Sweet, by Miriam Pascal | Desserts, Baked Goods, and Treats for Every Occasion

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR …

… a fabulous dessert to enhance your Shabbos and holiday meals?

… everyday baked goods and cookies to keep in a jar on the counter?

… delicious treats to please every member of the family?

… show-stopping sweets to impress your party guests?

You’ll find it all – and more! – in Something Sweet.Scroll down for a sample recipe and giveaway, then click here for more information and to order your copy.tiramisu-cookies-LR

Tiramisu Cookies

Reproduced from Something Sweet by Miriam Pascal, with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

Dairy or Pareve | Yield about 3½ dozen

Traditional tiramisu is a coffee-flavored dessert, noted for its ladyfingers soaked in espresso. I reinterpreted this fabulous dessert into cakey cookies, packed with coffee flavor and rolled in coffee-soaked ladyfinger crumbs.

Click here to download a printable copy of the recipe for Tiramisu Cookies

Ingredients:
CRUMBS
1 cup coarse ladyfinger crumbs
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon brewed coffee (or ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 Tablespoon hot water)
COOKIE DOUGH
¾ cup oil
4 ounces cream cheese or soy cream cheese
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
¼ cup espresso or strong coffee (see Note)
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Prepare the crumbs: Combine ladyfinger crumbs, brown sugar, and coffee in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Mixture should have the texture of damp sand. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the cookie dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer, on medium speed, beat together oil, cream cheese, and sugars until smooth.
  4. Add espresso, egg, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  5. Reduce mixer speed to low; add flour, one cup at a time, beating after each addition, until combined.
  6. Use a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) to portion out dough. Roll into balls; then roll in prepared ladyfinger crumbs until fully coated. Place onto prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until cookies are set.

Note: You can use 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in ¼ cup hot water instead of espresso.

Plan Ahead: These cookies freeze well in an airtight container or bag. They’re on the soft side, so handle with care when packing them. Defrost fully before serving.

Giveaway is over! Congratulations to the winner, R Retchinsky!

Want to win a copy of Something Sweet?

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite dessert is!

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 11:59 pm eastern time.

**One winner will receive a copy of Something Sweet.. 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.

Free Download to Enhance Your Tishah B’av

With Tishah B’Av approaching, we want to help our readers prepare to have a meaningful fast. This week we are sharing two free downloads that will make your Tishah B’Av more meaningful.

Kinnos for the Six Million Kedoshim

The destruction of the Six Million is our own generation’s stark connection to the eternal Tishah B’Av. Two great and inspiring spiritual leaders of our time, The Bobover Rebbe and Rav Shimon Schwab composed Kinnos lamenting and memorializing the unspeakable tragedy. Adopted by many congregations worldwide, these painful laments are read on Tishah B’Av.

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Kinnos / Tishah B’Av Siddur.

A Portion of the Talmud Related to the Destruction of the Temple

On Tishah B ’Av, it is customary to study the interpersonal conflicts which led to the ruin of the Second Temple. One well-known source comes from the Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli Tractate Gittin, pages 55b-56a.

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein English Edition Talmud

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein Hebrew Edition Talmud

May we merit to see the speedy coming of Mashiach, and the transformation of Tishah B’Av from a day or mourning to a day of celebration. 

Cookbook Flash Sale Ends Tonight! 20-20% Off ALL Cookbooks!

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Last chance to save 20-30% on all of ArtScroll’s best-selling cookbooks! Use this opportunity to stock up on gifts for the entire year!
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