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

They Won’t Be Bored This Summer: Kids Cooking Made Easy + Giveaway!

Scroll down to the end of the post for instructions on entering a giveaway for a free copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy!

This summer, keep your kids busy in an educational and fun way: introduce them to the kitchen!

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My mother always said that hungry children are cranky children. Bored, hungry, cranky…these are the less exciting aspects of having children on vacation for three months. But we have a solution: introduce the kids to the joys of cooking with Kids Cooking Made Easy!

There’s a great educational aspect to cooking and following a recipe. As explained by the authors, Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek. “Kids Cooking Made Easy is a picky eater solution,” says Victoria Dwek. “Kids either become more open-minded when they see how something is prepared, or they learn to prepare their own favorites.” Aside from kitchen skills, learning to cook has hidden educational benefits. As Leah Schapira points out, “Children learn about math and fractions when following a recipe.” They also learn to read and follow instructions – all while having a good time!

Chock full of exciting summer recipes such as Teriyaki Beef Sticks, Peach and Mango Salad and Creamsicle Sorbet and fun crafts and edible activities such as Edible Sand Art and Homemade Button Candy, this book will be a delight for your children and a lifesaver (or at least sanity saver!) for you.

Click here to purchase Kids Cooking Made Easy.

Here’s a sample recipe for you and your kids to enjoy. Make sure to scroll past the recipe for a chance to win a copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy!

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Click image to enlarge, or  click here to download a printable version of Teriyaki Beef Sticks

To enter the giveaway for a copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy:

Comment on this post telling us: What is the first dish you remember cooking? 

**Giveaway ends on Friday, July 11th at 11:00 am eastern time. Winner will receive one copy of Kids Cooking Made Easy. Prize can be shipped within the USA. Winner will be notified via email. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Limit one entry per person. 

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.

Click here for your free Download – Effective Living

Click here to purchase Effective Living

If you enjoy this series, please spread the word! Let your friends know that each week we offer a download on the Parashah and other relevant Torah topics on The Official ArtScroll Blog!

Please note: To serve you better, the ArtScroll.com website will be temporarily closed for system upgrade from Thursday July 3rd at 5:00 pm through Monday July 7th at 11:00 am. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Orders can be faxed to 718-680-1875.

 

The Nation Grieves

The Nation Grieves

 

Your brethren and the entire House of Israel shall bewail the conflagration

(Leviticus 10:6).

 

We join Klal Yisrael in mourning the loss of the three Kedoshim. May Hashem comfort their parents and families among the

mourners of Zion and Jerusalem who share their grief. Their ordeal united all Jews in prayer and concern. May that Kiddush

Hashem provide them at least a small measure of comfort.

Free Download: Stories My Grandfather Told Me

sgshWant to get your children excited about the Parashah? Would you like to teach them important life lessons in an enjoyable and relatable manner? Well, we’ve got a simple solution for you: stories. Good stories, to be precise. Stories My Grandfather Told Me is chock full of ‘em, arranged in order of the weekly Parashah.

Enjoyable? Check. Educational? Check. Free? Check! This week we’re giving you a taste of the timeless tales told in our classic series, Stories My Grandfather Told Me for our free weekly download.

Click here ->> to view, print or download this Free Weekly Torah Download – Stories My Grandfather Told Me Parashas Chukas

Click here to purchase Stories My Grandfather Told Me – Bamidbar

Click here for the 5 volume slipcased set of Stories My Grandfather Told Me

 

See also: 10 Great Products to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

10 Great Products to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

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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.

Flash Sale on KosherLamps!

kosher-lamp-saleRemember the old days, before KosherLamps? If you wanted to keep a light on in your bedroom over shabbos…it was there to stay. Reading in bed, getting dressed, changing the baby’s diaper – none of these were easy back in the old days!

Nowadays, it’s so much easier. The twist of a KosherLamp lights up the room and allows you to control the light – even on shabbos. Haven’t yet experienced the KosherLamp? Missing one in the spare bedroom? Looking for excellent hostess gift ideas? Need a housewarming or engagement present idea? Here’s your chance to get the perfect gift at a great discount!

 Two day flash sale on KosherLamps from ArtScroll.com: any color KosherLamp for only $36.41!

This flash sale ends at midnight on Tuesday, June 24th, so hurry before it’s too late. No coupon code required.

Make sure to take advantage of the last two days of our June book sale – all books are 20% off.

 

Don’t forget: you get free shipping on all orders over $79 from ArtScroll.com – so combine the two sales to save big and get free shipping!

 

 

Free Weekly Download: 48 by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

Rabbi Nachman Seltzer is renowned for his captivating stories, for their dramatic twists and turns and for their inspirational messages. In his newest release, 48, Seltzer brings his stories to the important topic of the 48 ways to Torah wisdom – and helps you incorporate these 48 ways into your own life.

Each of the 48 ways are explained in their own chapter, each featuring true stories of real people who have internalized and acted upon these messages.

This week’s free download is the chapter on the 25th way: Being Happy with One’s Lot. Enjoy the inspiration and insight in this chapter, then head on over to ArtScroll.com to get your copy so you can start learning the rest of the ways to acquire Torah wisdom.

Click here to view, print or download a free chapter of 48 by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

Click here for details on 48 and exclusive online savings.

Click here for all books by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer.

Tehillim for the Three Captives

We all share the concern of Klal Yisrael all over the world for the safety of the three young men who have been kidnapped in Israel, and we all pour out our tefillos to Hashem for their quick and safe return to their families. For your convenience, we present five chapters of Tehillim with the prayer to be recited at their conclusion. May Hashem accept our tefillos and bring a successful end to the ordeal of the victims and their families.

The names of the young men are:

Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, יעקב נפתלי בן רחל דבורה

Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, גיל-עד מיכאל בן בת גלים

Eyal ben Iris Teshurah,  אייל בן איריס תשורה

Click here to view or download tehillim to recite for the three captives.

Two Days Only: Flash Sale on Tzitzis!

tzitzis-saleDid you know that ArtScroll.com sells lots of things aside from seforim and books? That’s right, we sell Judaica, Jewish gifts, kosher kitchen tools, and….tzitzis! And from now through Monday you can save big on our Tzitzis Flash Sale!

The more you buy, the bigger your savings!

Buy 1-2 pairs of tzitzis: save 10%

Buy 3-4 pairs of tzitzis: save 18%

Buy 5+ pairs of tzitzis: save 28%

You can mix and match the styles and sizes, or buy some for adults and some for kids!

No coupon code is required, simply add the tzitzis to your shopping cart on ArtScroll.com and your discount will show up.

While you’re shopping, make sure to take advantage of our 20% off June Sale on all ArtScroll books!

Click here to shop our tzitzis sale!

Hurry – this sale ends at Midnight on June 16th!

All discounts off list price. Discount will be reflected in shopping cart. Sale ends MIDNIGHT Monday June 16th, 2014.