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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Free Download: Living Shabbos

Introducing: Living Shabbos

Practical strategies and inspirational stories to enhance your Shabbos experience

The Kassin Edition

by Rabbi David Sutton

Living Shabbos offers us a rich mix of stories, inspiration, and Torah sources that will enable us to enhance our Shabbos and maximize its impact on our lives. Rabbi David Sutton shares sixteen strategies that show us how to prepare for Shabbos properly, so that its atmosphere permeates our home. Each selection is short, readable, and very, very effective.

Yes, Shabbos can be a day to relax from the weekly grind or enjoy great food. But it can be so much more. This essential book shows us how not only to observe Shabbos – but how to really live it.

Click here to view, print or download sample chapters from Living Shabbos

Click here to order Living Shabbos

Giveaway: Choose Which New Release You Want To Win!

Have your eye on one of ArtScroll’s new releases? Here’s your chance to pick which one you’d like to win!

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That’s right! This is a giveaway that allows you to choose your own prize. Here are your fabulous choices: 

1) The Silver Platter: It’s the cookbook everyone’s been raving about. This cookbook is chock full of family-friendly recipes that are simple to make and use real ingredients that you’re likely to have on hand. By Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz

2) HeavenprintsNew from Sara Yocheved Rigler, best-selling author of Holy Woman, Heavenprints features stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem.

3) From Me to We: This new release is a must-have for every new kallah or newlywed. Featuring stories, inspiration and practical strategies for building up your relationship in the first year of marriage…and beyond. By Shifrah Devorah Witt

4) I Have an Amazing Story for You! Rabbi Nachman Seltzer is one of the most well known and popular story-tellers in today’s world, and in this new release, he shares some of his most amazing, astonishing and unbelievable – but completely true! – stories.

5) Wisdom for LivingThe Gross Family Edition: The weekly Parashah shiurim of Rav Noach Weinberg zt”l, visionary founder of Aish Hatorah, were legendary. Now they’re available in book form, transcribed by his loyal students, Rabbis Nechemia and Yitzchak Coopersmith. 

6) The ArtScroll Children’s Pirkei Avos The Jaffa Edition: Shmuel Blitz, well-known children’s author, has a special ability to present important concepts, ideas and texts on a level that children can understand and appreciate. In this new volume, he helps your children understand the important words and lessons of Pirkei Avos. Illustrated by Chani Judowitz

Giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winner, Dena Rechnitz. 

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

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:59 pm eastern time.

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

**Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 17th 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 6/24/15.

Free Download: Heavenprints

New release from the best-selling author of Holy Woman:

Heavenprints: Stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem

Sara Yoheved Rigler, one of the leading lights of Torah literature and the author of the bestselling biography Holy Woman, opens our eyes to Hashem’s boundless love and caring as we uncover His “heavenprints” in these unusual, captivating true stories and essays. With deep insight into both our human nature and our Divine gifts, the author gently shows us how to look for “heavenprints” in our own lives and challenges.

Click here to download a free sample story from Heavenprints

Click here to purchase Heavenprints and save 20%

Click here to shop all titles by Sara Yocheved Rigler

Don’t forger: ArtScroll’s June Sale continues: save 20% on all books!

20% Off All Books During ArtScroll’s June Sale!

It’s that time of year again! ArtScroll’s long-anticipated June sale is finally here, which means it’s time to stock up on all the books you’ve had on your wishlist!

junesale-blogThat’s right – any book you want – now at 20% off! And don’t forget: you get free shipping on all US orders over $49!

Click here to start shopping all books, or browse these featured options:

Don’t forget our excellent new releases – now at 20% off!

The Jaffa Edition ArtScroll Children’s Pirkei Avos

By Shmuel Blitz

Illustrations by Chani Judowitz

The Silver Platter: Simple to Spectacular

Wholesome, Family-Friendly Recipes

By Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz

Wisdom for Living

Rav Noach Weinberg Zt”l on the Parashah

Adapted by Rabbis Yitzchak and Nechemia Coopersmith

Heavenprints

Stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem

By Sara Yocheved Rigler

I Have an Amazing Story for You!

A collection of amazing true stories

by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

From Me to We 

A guide to the first year of marriage…and beyond

By Shifrah Devorah Witt

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*Sale ends midnight, June 24th. All discounts off of list price.

Free Download: Wisdom For Living

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

Click here to purchase Wisdom for Living

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.

Tomato-Tart-from-Starters-and-Sides-Made-EasyAppetizer: Tomato Tart from Starters and Sides Made Easy

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

Click here to purchase a copy of Dairy Made Easy

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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 

Click here to purchase Secret Restaurant Recipes

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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

Click here to purchase a copy of The Silver Platter

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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

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. 

Introducing…

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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