Announcing: ArtScroll’s Talmud and Mishnah Sale: 30% Off!

Exclusive pre-sale announcement for our loyal blog readers: ArtScroll’s Talmud and Mishnah sale starts tomorrow, but you can start saving today!

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*30% discount off list price. Travel paperback individual volumes not included in sale. Complimentary Shipping is valid in the Continental U.S. only on purchases of $49 or more in the same order. Taxes and prior purchases do not qualify toward the minimum purchase requirement. Eligible customers must select saver shipping during checkout to receive complimentary shipping. Sale ends March 3rd, 2015.

Free Download: Life’s Blessings {new release!}

lifbhIntroducing a brand-new title from Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD: Life’s Blessings

Bestselling beloved author Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. shows us how to unleash and harness the vast power of berachos. In his inimitable combination of Torah insight and marvelous stories, he examines the structure of the berachos and the meaning of the words. He then leads us through our day, sharing insights and stories about the berachos that we recite, from the first blessing we say as we wash our hands, through blessings on Torah, on food, in prayer, all the way up to our last minutes before we go to sleep. And he takes us throughout the year, examining the special berachos of the Festivals and holy days, as well as the blessings we recite on all the special occasions of our lives.

As part of our weekly free-download series, The Official ArtScroll Blog is offering a sample chapter of this excellent new book.

Click here to view, print or download a sample chapter from Life’s Blessings

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ArtScroll offers a free download every Thursday – either from new releases, related to the parashah, or about timely topics. Click here for past downloads, and make sure to visit this blog every week for the newest. If you liked this post, make sure to spread the words – your friends will enjoy it too!

Baruch and the Disappearing Yarmulke: Author Interview + Giveaway!

bdyhIf you have little boys in your life – whether it’s a son, grandson, nephew, or anyone else – you’re probably very familiar with the concept of the disappearing yarmulka. Rivke Gerstenblit, seasoned writer and mother-of-boys decided to do something about the problem. Her new children’s book, Baruch and His Disappearing Yarmulka, tackles this challenge and teaches an easy solution in a fun way.

Rivke sat down with The Official ArtScroll blog to discuss her new book. Scroll passed the interview for your chance to win a free copy!

What made you think of the idea for Baruch and His Disappearing Yarmulke?

My three-year-old kept losing his yarmulke. I just put myself into his head; with and without yarmulke. After I wrote the book, I had two more boys and they also constantly lost their yarmulkes. It seems to be a universal problem.

How long did it take you to write this book?

Writing the initial book took very little time. Probably less than an hour. The best material I have written comes to me quickly. If I have to work on the initial draft too long, then the final work is just not as good. Perfecting the rhythm and obsessing over word choices took years. Not continuously, but I would go back to it and make small changes. I was quite busy with other things — like raising the children —  and had no sense of urgency. There were years that I didn’t even look at it.

What made you decide to finally submit  your manuscript?

My family, especially my parents, would always ask me when I was going to do something with my yarmulke book. And I always answered with some variation of “One day….”  I don’t really know what I was waiting for. Then someone asked me about it in front of my ten year old daughter and she asked, “what book?!”  So I read it to her and she started asking me (quite often) to submit it to a publisher. She was pretty persistent. I finally bit the bullet.

When and how did you get started as a writer?

When I was about five my older sister was putting me to bed and I suddenly recited the following rhyme, “I wash the windows, I wash the floors, and on the way I shut the doors.” That was my first piece. I passed my friend so many humorous (or so I thought) poems during class in that after graduation she gave me a booklet she had made of them. I started writing for a local magazine about six years ago, and shortly after that I started writing for Binah magazine. Between my cleaning poem and my professional writing career, I’ve been writing my entire life.

Why is the name of the main character Baruch?

My three-year-old son Baruch inspired this book. This just happened to be fourteen years ago. Baruch is currently seventeen,kein ayin hara.

Have you gotten any feedback on your book from readers?

My family and friends are always sending me pictures of their children reading the book. I love getting those pictures. I love when people tell me they go through the same thing with their sons and they needed a book just like this, and I love getting excited calls and texts from people I know. The support is amazing. I didn’t expect it. I didn’t think it would be a big deal for anyone other than myself, but I see that it is. I feel so touched hearing how much people enjoy my book.

What’s next? Any new books on the horizon?

My second children’s book about bedtime is scheduled for an upcoming release by ArtScroll – stay tuned for details and the release date!

To enter the giveaway for a copy of Baruch and His Disappearing Yarmulke:

Leave a comment on this post letting us know that you would like to win!

**Giveaway ends on Monday, February 9th at 11:59 pm eastern time. Winner will receive one copy of Baruch and His Disappearing Yarmulke. 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. Limit one entry per person. 

 

Weekly Free Download: A Touch of Chizuk

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Everyone knows Rabbi Yechiel Spero: best-selling author, popular lecturer, and of course, master story teller. His books are filled with stories that are known for their touching nature and inspirational values. Just in time for Chanukah, Rabbi Spero is back … Continue reading

Chanukah Gifts For The Whole Family + A Triple Giveaway!

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Scroll to the bottom of this post for your chance to win one of ArtScroll’s popular new releases! Chanukah is just over a week away, and now’s the time to shop for chanukah gifts for your whole family! With ArtScroll’s … Continue reading

Cyber Monday Specials Start Now!

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From now until midnight on Monday, we’re offering 32% off a large selection of titles for the whole family. Click here for all sale titles, or scroll down to see what savings you can get. Start planning for your chanukah gifts with these great savings – don’t delay – sale ends at midnight on Monday!

The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet

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Free Weekly Download: Rav Wolbe on Chumash

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Rav Shlomo Wolbe zt’l — “The Mashgiach” — was one of the towering Torah personalities of the twentieth century, the quintessential educator who helped take the torch of the pre-war Mussar Movement and reignite it in the modern world. His teachings and his many sefarim, including Alei Shur, are classics of Jewish thought and hashkafah, studied and beloved throughout the Torah world.

For decades, Rav Wolbe gave regular discourses on the Torah, focusing his penetrating insight, broad knowledge, and profound understanding on the weekly parashah. In Rav Wolbe on Chumash Rabbi Yitzchok Caplan, Rav Wolbe’s grandson, has collected Rav Wolbe’s teachings, both from his weekly lectures and from his many sefarim, and melded them into a deep and yet accessible Torah work.

Rav Wolbe on Chumash is a perfect book for the Shabbos table, or for any time we want to follow the wise guidance of this revered master of mussar.

In honor of this new release, we’re offering a free download of this week’s parashah, Lech Lecha:

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Win a Pre-Release Copy of Secret Restaurant Recipes!

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It’s the cookbook everyone’s been talking about:

Secret Restaurant Recipes  by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

The finest restaurants. The most talented chefs. The most delicious food. All in your kitchen.

Want to recreate the popular dishes from your favorite Kosher restaurants? Get your copy of Secret Restaurant Recipes and discover the secrets of the world’s best kosher chefs. 

  • Dozens of family-friendly recipes for any day of the week
  • Exquisite full color photos for every dish
  • Secret techniques & cooking tips direct from the chefs
  • Complete menus for your special occasions and holidays

Recreate the recipes of… • The Prime Grill, New York City • Soyo, London • Trattoria Haba, Jerusalem • Pizza Pita, Montreal • Café Rimon, Jerusalem • My Most Favorite Food, New York City • Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse, New York City • Etc. Steakhouse, Teaneck • The Urban Grill, Mexico City • Red Heifer Steakhouse, Jerusalem • Reserve Cut, New York City • Citron & Rose, Philadelphia • Basil Pizza, Brooklyn • Milk Street Café, Boston • Mocha Bleu, Teaneck • Darna, Panama City • Milt’s BBQ, Chicago • Gam Gam Kosher, Venice • Tierra Sur, Los Angeles • Java Café, Toronto & dozens more

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Be the first to own this magnificent new cookbook – enter to win a pre-release copy!

To enter, comment on this post with your favorite restaurant dish.

Giveaway ends 11/5/14.

 

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**Giveaway ends on Wednesday, November 5th at 11:59 pm eastern time. Prize can be shipped within the USA. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Limit one entry per person.

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 for a Magnificent Succos Meal

Treat your family and guests to a magnificent meal with six free recipes from ArtScroll’s best-selling cookbooks. Scroll down for free downloadable recipe cards, or click the images below to view the individual recipes larger on your screen.

We’re excited to announce the forthcoming addition to ArtScroll’s best-selling collection of cookbooks:

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Secret Restaurant Recipes: from the world’s top kosher restaurants

Release date: 11/14/14. Click here to pre-order your copy.

This innovative new cookbook is like nothing you’ve seen before. Veteran kosher food writers, Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek take you on a global culinary tour of over 70 top kosher restaurants from all over the world. They’ll introduce you to the restaurants, the cuisine, and the chefs who produce the food. This book is filled with over 80 recipes, plus tips, tricks and techniques from acclaimed chefs. With recipes for special occasions and every day meals, all of which have been adapted for home use by Leah and Victoria, this book will soon become your new favorite.

Keep on checking The Official ArtScroll blog as we’ll be sharing behind the scenes information, author interviews, and giveaways. In the meantime, we’re giving an exclusive, pre-release recipe to our readers. To further assist in your Succos meal planning, we’ve put together an entire menu from ArtScroll’s extensive cookbook collections – available as a free download!

Scroll down for free downloadable recipe cards, or click the images to view the individual recipes larger on your screen.

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Appetizer: Teriyaki Salmon Skewers from Fresh and Easy:

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Soup: Winter White Soup from Kosher by Design Entertains:

Winter White Soup

Main Course: Braised Short Ribs from the forthcoming Secret Restaurant Recipes:

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Side: Silan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Leeks from Kosher by Design Cooking Coach:

Silan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Leeks

Side: Pecan, Basil and Green Bean Salad from Starters and Sides Made Easy:

Green Bean, Basil and Pecan Salad

Dessert: Cappuccino Mousse from Kosher by Design Teens and 20-Somethings:

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Click here to download all of these recipes.

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