Weekly Free Download: Let My Nation Live

llihPurim is coming up sooner than you think, and it’s time to start preparing. ArtScroll has a large selection of purim titles, including Megillos, Purim reading, and purim books and megillos for children.

One of our best-selling Purim titles is Let My Nation Live by Yosef Deutch. Presenting the miracle of Purim in story form, Let My Nation Live is an excellent way to gain an understanding and appreciation for the thrilling story, the struggles and triumphs, and the miracles portrayed in Megillas Esther. Based on sources from the Talmud, the Medrash and classic commentaries, this fascinating book will give you an appreciation for the purim story like never before.

Get ready for rosh chodesh adar by reading the first chapter of this great book – for free!

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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!


Talmud and Mishnah Sale includes:






Plus, get free shipping on USA orders over $49.

*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.

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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!

The ArtScroll Wasserman Siddur goes digital: Download a Free Bencher!

It’s finally here! The long-awaited and highly-anticipated ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur is now available for your Apple device. Try it free with a bencher/bircas hamazon download – scroll down for details.

It’s got cutting edge smart technology. Perfect for travelers, commuters, and people on the go. It’s beyond anything available today. But most of all — It’s the ArtScroll Siddur.


ArtScroll’s new Smart Siddur includes these amazing features:

  • ArtScroll’s classic, beloved look and feel: the fonts, layout, and nikud of the ArtScroll Wasserman Siddur
  • Tap on a phrase and you get the ArtScroll translation, commentary, and laws
  • Enlarge the font size – and still keep the classic ArtScroll format
  • Includes weekday Torah readings with phrase-by-phrase translation
  • The Search function allows you to find any phrase in the Siddur
  • Put in personal notes, highlight text and Bookmarks
  • Set location to Eretz Yisrael and receive the appropriate tefillos and minhagim

Wasserman Digital Siddur for weekday is now available for your Apple devices. Coming soon for Android users! Currently available in Nusach Ashkenaz. Nusach Sefard in preparation. iPad_mini_Horizontal_siddur

Try it free! Two easy ways to download a free digital Bencher/Bircas Hamazon from the ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur:

1) Download the ArtScroll app or install the latest update (version 3.0) and the bencher will automatically download to your library.

2) Open the ArtScroll app and select the store option. Click on the Wasserman Digital Siddur icon, and then scroll down until you see the free bencher sample. Click on where it says “free” and the download will begin. You can now find the bencher in your library.

Attention Rusty Brick Siddur users: You can upgrade to the ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur for a reduced price. Click the purchase option that says “Existing Rusty Brick Siddur Users Purchase.” Note: You must have the latest version of the Rusty Brick Siddur installed to take advantage of this option. 

Click here to purchase the new ArtScroll Wasserman Digital Siddur.

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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. 


Free Download: The Aura of Shabbos

Weekly-Download---The-Aura-of-Shabbos---imageIt’s the last few days of our Big Halachah Sale, but there’s still time to save on over 50 titles on Jewish Law, including the Laws of Shabbos series by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen. The newest volume in the series is The Aura of Shabbos.

Examining the contemporary halachos/laws that relate to erev shabbos, shabbos preparation and more, The Aura of Shabbos provides an in-depth understanding of issues such as website maintenance on Shabbos, hotel stays on Shabbos, and more. This week’s free download offers you the chance to learn the chapter about Challah – the laws and obligations behind this special mitzvah.

Click here to view, print or download the chapter on Hafroshas Challah from The Aura of Shabbos

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Free Download: A Prayer for Parnassah (Livelihood) – To Recite Today

When our ancestors were in the Wilderness, a month after the Exodus from Egypt, they faced atomorrow with no food. Justifiably, they asked Moshe if he had taken them into the desert to starve to death. Hashem responded that in the morning they would see that He had not forsaken them.

In the morning – and every morning for the next 40 years – there was manna waiting for them. By evening there was nothing left, and the next morning, it was there again. Can you imagine how we would feel if we went to sleep every night with empty refrigerators? There in the Wilderness, Hashem showed our ancestors that ultimately, parnassah is in His hands.

We pray for it every day – to provide for our families, to assist worthy causes, to build sturdy foundations for the future.

The Torah reading of this coming Shabbos — Parashas Beshalach — includes the chapter telling how the Jewish People in the Wilderness received manna. Many people recite the chapter daily, as a special prayer for parnassah. There is also a widespread custom to recite this chapter on the Tuesdayof the week of Beshalach, which this year is today, January 27th.

As a public service, we offer the text and interlinear translation of the chapter, from the Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Siddur. Please feel free to download it.

Click here to view, print or download the prayer for parnassah.

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Weekly Free Download: The Kosher Kitchen

In honor of our Big Halachah Sale (announced earlier this week), we’re offering a free download from one of our most popular and practical halachah titles: The Kosher Kitchen – Feuereisen Edition.

In this classic best-seller, Rabbi Binyomin Forst provides a clear and detailed overview of the laws of Kashrus, an explanation of common kashrus problems and tips on how to avoid them, plus an guide to kitchen tools and appliances and their halachic considerations.

Don’t forget this this book, as well as all Halachah/Jewish Law titles are on  a big sale through February 3rd. And make sure to click the link below to download a sample chapter from The Kosher Kitchen.

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Ten Days Only: Big Halachah Sale!


 Announcing…our big Halachah sale! From now through February 3rd, take 30% off list price on any title from ArtScroll’s Halachah/Jewish Law series.

With over 50 titles in our Halachah category, there are plenty of savings to be had. Don’t forget – you get free shipping on all US orders over $49 from ArtScroll.com! No coupon code needed – prices reflected on website.

The Laws of Shabbos

Laws of Yom Tov and Festivals

Laws of Proper Speech

Laws of Business/Finance

Laws of Kashrus

Laws for Women

Laws of Daily Living

Laws for Children and Parents

Medical Law

Life Cycle

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*HALACHAH SALE discount off list price. Prices online reflect discount. Valid through midnight Tuesday February 3rd, 2015.