Free Download: Eruv Tavshilin

We take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Chag Samei’ach – a joyous Succos festival.

An Eruv Tavshilin Reminder: Since Shabbos comes immediately after the first days of Succos this year it is necessary to make an Eruv Tavshilin on Wednesday, Erev Succos. The same will apply to Shemini Atzeres. The laws and text of the Eruv Tavshilin have been prepared for download from the Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Machzor.

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PLEASE NOTE:
We will be closed for the ENTIRE SUCCOS HOLIDAY as of Wednesday, October 8th. Orders placed after 3 pm today, Tuesday October 7th will ship when we reopen on Monday, Oct. 20th

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:

Teriyaki Salmon Skewers

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:

Cappuccino Mousse

Click here to download all of these recipes.

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The Newly Expanded ArtScroll Digital Library + Exciting New Features and a Free Download

Click here for instructions to download a free sample.

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In the two years since its release, over fifty thousand users have discovered the ArtScroll App and the Wasserman Digital Initiative. With interactive features and the ability to carry multiple Talmud volumes in the palm of their hands, the Schottenstein Digital Edition Talmud Bavli has transformed the way people learn Talmud on the go.

And now, after years of development, we’re happy to announce that the Wasserman Digital Initiative is expanding. No longer is the ArtScroll Digital Library focused on the Talmud alone. With two new digital editions now available, and multiple new projects on the way, the ArtScroll App is opening the doors of learning and Torah study for hosts of new users.

Introducing

The Kleinman Digital Edition Kitzur Shulchan Aruch for iOS and Android devices:

Carry all five volumes of the renowned Kleinman Edition Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in the palm of your hand, while having access to the groundbreaking and interactive features of the ArtScroll digital library – at less than half the cost of the print edition.

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The Jaffa Digital Edition Mesillas Yesharim/Way of the Upright for iOS and Android devices:

Combine the classic phrase-by-phrase translation and explanatory notes that the Jaffa Edition Mesillas Yesharim is known for with the state-of-the art innovative digital features of the ArtScroll app, for less than half the price of the print version.

In addition to the popular features of the print editions, such as the fully vowelized text, clear translations, detailed appendices, and ArtScroll’s trademark phrase-by-phrase elucidation, the new digital editions of the Kleinman Edition Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and the Jaffa Edition Mesillas Yesharim feature fantastic new interactive features:

  • Need the translation of a Hebrew word? Simply tap on the word and watch its translation appear.
  • Using the English translation and footnotes feature? Watch them scroll synchronously as you scroll through the Hebrew text.
  • When you look up an entry in the Table of Contents, you don’t need to scroll or flip to your desired page. Simply tap on the Table of Contents entry and you’ll go right to the page you want. This feature works for the footnotes and index as well.
  • Talmudic references don’t need to send you to the bookshelf to pull out another volume. Tap on a footnote and you can bring up the portion of the Talmud it references.
  • With the digital editions, you can add notes, bookmarks and highlights, and you can view them on your other devices.

Click here for instructions to download a free sample.

Click here for all available digital editions.

Future digital editions:

It doesn’t end here! Our team of programmers and scholars continues to collaborate on these upcoming projects:

Wasserman Digital Edition Siddur: a “super” smart siddur, coming to the ArtScroll Digital Library at the end of 2014

Stone Digital Edition Tanach: In development … stay tuned for details.

Sapirstein Digital Edition Chumash and Rashi: In development … stay tuned for details

Weekly Download: Let There Be Rain

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What are you thankful for? When was the last time you really though about gratitude? In this new release from ArtScroll, Let There Be Rain, popular teacher and lecturer Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein teamed up with best-selling author Rabbi Shimon Finkelman … Continue reading

Sunken Apples and Honey Tart from Kosher by Design

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With Rosh Hashanah just two weeks away, many of you are probably cooking and baking for Rosh Hashanah, or at least thinking about your holiday menus. Well, with over 15 popular kosher cookbooks under our belts here at ArtScroll, we’re … Continue reading

10 Books to Help You Prepare for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Chodesh Elul means one very important thing: Rosh Hashanah is just a month away. The time to start preparing yourself and stock up on inspirational reading material is now. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Spend this month learning and reading books and seforim that will inspire you to do teshuvah and better yourself.

Here are ten great books to guide you through this time of awe – order today to make sure you get them in time for the High Holy Days!

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1) ArtScroll Machzor: For years, the ArtScroll Machzorim have guided Jews all over the world through the High Holy Days prayers. With seven different layout options, we have the right fit for everyone.  Browse our innovative Machzor Shop to find the one that’s right for you.

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2) The Power of TeshuvahBest-selling author Rabbi Heshy Kleinman has changed the way people approach davening with his Praying With Fire books. And now, in just a few minutes a day, you’ll learn about the power of Teshuvah, it’s laws and significance, as well as strategies to make sure your repentance lasts.

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3) Twerski on Machzor: Rosh HashanahThe wisdom and insights of Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. are renowned throughout the world. With this guide to Rosh Hashanah davening, he’ll take your hand and guide you through the prayers of Rosh Hashanah with insights and stories to inspire you and enrich your holiday.

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4) Twerski on Machzor: Yom KippurJust like the Rosh Hashanah companion, Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. guides you through the prayers and practices of Yom Kippur – starting with the significance of Erev Yom Kippur, right through Ne’ilah.

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5) Pathway To Prayer: If you’ve ever found yourself lost during the Amidah portion of the Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur davening, or you feel that you don’t understand the words well enough and want to add a whole new level of understanding and meaning to your davening, this is the book for you. Line by line, Rabbi Mayer Birnbaum provides an in-depth translation to the Shemonah Esrei portion of the prayers, ensuring that you understand – and mean -ever word you recite.

 

 

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6) Mesilas Yesharim  (Coming soon in pocket sized!): This historic work from ArtScroll makes the classic mussar work of the Ramchal understandable and relatable to its readers. With phrase by phrase translation, extensive notes and unique insights, this sefer will help you live Mesilas Yesharim.

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7) Lights Along the Way – In this moving book, Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. demonstrates, through the text of Mesilas Yesharim, how we can better ourselves and improves our lives.

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8) A Touch of PurityWith his unique ability to inspire and touch his readers, Rabbi Yechiel Spero shares stories and insights into the mitzvah of Teshuvah. The perfect companion for the Elul and the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, this book will give you inspiration as well as practical advice for the repentance process.

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9) Inspiring Days: Featuring writings from top Jewish authors, this book give you timely insights into important issues such as connecting with the holiday prayers, becoming a better person, and achieving your personal goals.

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10) Stories that Awaken the Heart: We are taught that this is a time of year to wake up and repent. This book will wake your heart and rejuvinate you and your will to do teshuvah through stories told by master storyteller and best-selling author Rabbi Binyomen Pruzansky.

 

 

Prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Save $25!

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Believe it or not, Rosh Hashanah is just 6 1/2 weeks away! Now is the time to start preparing. Make sure you have an ArtScroll Machzor for your whole family, inspirational reading material, and all of the Judaica you’ll need for the Holidays.

For two days only, ArtScroll is offering a special discount on all purchases over $50 – with bigger savings for bigger orders. So make sure to take advantage of this special sale and prepare for the rapidly-approaching holidays all at once!

Shop the ArtScroll Machzor Shop to find the machzor that’s right for you.

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Free Download: Pirkei Avos Teachings for Our Times

wavlThere’s something special about shabbos in the summer. The long afternoons afford us all time to nap, socialize, and we still have time to learn. Custom has us learning a chapter of Pirkei Avos, Ethics of our Fathers, every week. Over the course of our many years of publishing, ArtScroll has put forth a large number of seforim on Pirkei Avos.

Pirkei Avos: Teachings for Our Time by Rabbi Berel Wein is a masterpiece. Its large size makes it an excellent and impressive gift, but it’s the masterful content that really makes this book stand out. With a focus on the text of Pirkei Avos (which is printed on the top of each page for your learning convenience), noted lecturer and author Rabbi Berel Wein provides a unique learning experience through innovative commentary and insightful stories. This week’s chapter is Perek Vav, chapter 6, and we’re giving you a chance to experience this sefer with our free weekly download.

 

Click here to view, print or download a sample chapter of Pirkei Avos: Teachings for Our Times

Shavuos Cooking Made Easy!

**Last day to enter for your chance to win a complete ArtScroll Talmud – valued at $2999! Click here for your free entry!**

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The latest release in our Made Easy cookbook series, Dairy Made Easy, is just in time to help you prepare your dairy meals for shavuos. To help you get started, we’ve prepared a sample menu, compiled from all four Made Easy cookbooks.

You can print the PDFs by clicking the links below, or you can scroll down for image files of the recipes. Make sure to read our helpful tips from the authors and the handy make-ahead and freezer guide!

Menu (Click the links for a downloadable PDF):

Avocado Cigars

Pomegranate and Apple Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing

Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Soup

Penne Rosa

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Make ahead and freezer friendly food guide:

Many of the recipes in Dairy Made Easy can be made ahead, making your Yom Tov prep much easier. Here is a list of make-ahead tips and instructions.

  • Many appetizers that get fried such as Arancini Balls (page 28) and Broccoli Spring Rolls (page 30) can be prepared ahead and frozen, then fried fresh.
  • Pizza doughs, such as the Bistro Style Pizza Dough (page 70) and the 30 minute Thin Crust Pizza Dough (page 72) can be prepared ahead and frozen, then defrosted before using.
  • For the Roasted Veggie Galete (page 36), let it thaw completely before rewarming. If you try to reheat it straight from the freezer, the dough will thaw much faster than the veggies.
  • Herbed Pull Apart Bread (page 79) can be prepared completely and frozen. Reheat before serving.
  • Many blended soups, such as the Cauliflower and Lemon soup (page 50) and the Broccoli Cheddar soup (page 46) freeze nicely.
  • To prepare the Baked Roasted Veggie Pasta (page 94) ahead, make each component separately and reheat them together just before serving.
  •  Pasta sauces (see chapter on pasta, starting on page 82) can be frozen up to a month. Cook the pasta fresh, and warm up together with the sauce.
  • All desserts in Dairy Made Easy (other than Peanut Butter Crème Brule) can be frozen fully prepared.
  • Three Cheese Quiche (page 34) can be frozen after baking and reheated just before serving.
  • Calsones (page 90) freeze nicely. When you defrost them, leave uncovered for a crunchy dish, or cover it while reheating for a softer dish.
  • Salad dressings can be made up to a week in advance and stored in the fridge.

Holiday Cooking Tips from Leah and Victoria:

There will be enough pastries to go around. Instead, prepare and serve a couple of (easy-to-make-ahead) frozen desserts. Shavuos signals the beginning of summer, and everyone will be appreciative when you bring refreshing treats out from the freezer. I’m making Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (from Dairy Made Easy) in little mason jars and Rice Krispie Ice Cream Sandwiches (from Kids Cooking Made Easy) for the kids. – Victoria Dwek

Even if you’ll be preparing your meals fresh, get as many components as you can out of the way in advance. For example, prepare your salad dressings in advance. Balance your menu with items you can prep ahead, like Arancini balls (fry fresh!) and quick to assemble sides like cauliflower garlic bites. – Leah Schapira

Print or Share the Recipe Cards:

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Weekly Learning Download: Lag B’omer

This Sunday is Lag B’omer! You might be gearing up for a bonfire, scheduling a haircut, or getting ready for a simcha, but don’t forget to prepare spiritually for Lag B’omer as well!

In Jerusalem, or New York — wherever there are Jews who are loyal to the Torah — children and their teachers take to the fields with bows and arrows; brides and grooms march to the chuppah; shuls and yeshivos fill to mark the sacred happiness of the day.

What is it about Lag Ba’Omer? What transformed the days of Sefiras Ha’Omer — the forty-nine days between Pesach and Shavuos — from happy anticipation to somber mourning? What is the significance of the unusual Omer offering?

 

Rabbi Shimon Finkelman’s comprehensive sefer, Lag B’omer, provides the answers to this, as well as anecdotes and insights, plus history, customs and lessons applicable to this special day. This week, we’re presenting a sample chapter, filled with stories about Lag B’omer and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Click here to view, print or download a sample chapter from Lag B’omer.

**Don’t forget to enter our HUGE giveaway! The grand prize is a complete Schottenstein Talmud! Click here to enter.

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