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.


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Free Download: Effective Living

elihRabbi Abraham J. Twerski is back with another insightful and inspirational book: Effective Living. Culled from his decades of experience as a renowned rabbi, a noted psychiatrist, and a best-selling author, Rabbi Twerski is here to teach us two very important facts: Change is hard. And change is possible.

This book will show you how it’s done. Learn to be more effective in your life, your relationships, and your Judaism.

For this week’s weekly Torah download, we are offering two sample chapters from Effective Living on the subject of Prayer. Download it, read it, be inspired, share it.

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10 Great Products to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer



If school just ended for the year, and you’re already dealing with the cries of “mommy! I’m bored!” don’t worry. We’re here to help. During the summer months while your children are not learning in school every day. keep them busy and keep them learning at the same time with ArtScroll’s fabulous children’s books and our full line of products for kids of every age. Here’s a sampling of our favorite options!

1) Kids Cooking Made Easy: filled with delicious and kid-friendly recipes, fun craft ideas, and as many cooking tips as your kids might need, this hot new cookbook will keep your kids in the kitchen and out of your hair!

2) Kosher by Design Kids in the KitchenThis classic best-selling cookbook from celebrity kosher chef Susie Fishbein is chock full of fun recipes that your kids will love to cook – and eat.! After all, we all know that bored kids quickly turn into hungry kids!

3) Imagine If…This latest children’s book from ArtScroll has been getting rave reviews – from the children “This book is so funny!  I love it!” to the parents, “I think I enjoyed reading it even more than my kids!” everyone is loving the fun rhymes and adorable illustrations.

4) Crafting JewishWhat better way to keep your children from kvetching about how bored they are than a book full of craft ideas and inspiration, specifically for the Jewish calendar? Watch out though – you might find yourself joining in!

5) Match the Mitzvah Memory GameCombine a classic favorite matching game with Jewish themes and lessons, and you’ve got the perfect game to keep your kids busy this summer. Bonus – it’s small and easy to pack, so bring it on your family vacation and pull it out when you need a few quiet moments.

6) Search For the StonesAward-winning children’s book author Shmuel Blitz recommends this story for an exciting and enjoyable read – for the kids or the grownups! Over 20 other books by Shmuel Blitz will ensure that your kids have plenty of entertaining and educational reading material this summer.

7) Alef Bais Cookie Cutter SetTurn your cookie baking adventures into a learning experience by having your kids form words out of cookies. Then they can literally “eat their words!” This set is great to have around for birthdays, upsherins, bar mitzvahs and other simchahs as well!

8) Brachot Blastoff Computer GameIf your kids are going to take some downtime at the computer after a day in the sun, make sure they learn something while they are there. This game teaches children about the proper brachos for foods. We have some other great Jewish software on our site as well, so make sure to browse the whole selection.

9) Touched by a Story for ChildrenLove the touching stories of Rabbi Yechiel Spero? Your kids will enjoy them too, with this Touched by a Story for Children series. Written especially for them, and featuring wonderful illustrations, this is a book that will captivate and entertain – all while teaching important lessons.

10) Middos Series These classics will give you a taste of nostalgia as you read your kids the same books you grew up on! With best-selling favorites such as Eli and His Little White Lie or Arrogant Ari Learns a Lesson, you can teach your kids good middos and keep them entertained, all at the same time!

Click here to browse all children’s books from ArtScroll.