Free Download: Sample Chapters from Letters to my Children

ltmcpRabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, whose many books have transformed and enriched the lives of tens of thousands of readers, now distills a lifetime of wisdom, experience, and ahavas Yisrael into this poignant, warm and personal collection of letters.

In letters sent to grandchildren standing on the cusp of marriage, he shares his insights on building relationships and keeping them strong and fresh. To his great-grandson, on the occasion of his bar mitzvah, Rabbi Dr. Twerski gives a wealth of advice on the best way for a Torah Jew to live and reach his G-d-given potential. He imagines, rather wistfully, the letter he would have liked to send to his parents, and in it offers us his profound understanding of hakaras ha’tov, gratitude. He even writes a letter to his great-great-grandchild, who has not yet been born, showing him that no matter what changes the world will undergo, some things – the most vital things – are changeless and immortal. The letters are spiced with personal case histories from Rabbi Dr. Twerski’s career as a psychiatrist, as well as wonderful stories from Chassidic lore.

By sharing his personal correspondence, Rabbi Dr. Twerski makes us a part of his family. And what a “zeide” he is to us all!

Compact, paperback, Pocket Scroll book.

Click here to view, print or download sample chapters from Letters to My Children

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Free Download: Sample Story from Class Acts 2

cla2hIn Class Acts 2, Rabbi Nachman Seltzer shares the true story of….

….the speech that literally changed all of our lives.

….the celebrated rav who created the world’s first “junior Beis Din”

….the “Great Water Fight” in a prestigious yeshiva, and how a gadol ha’dor handled the deluge

Bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer has an unusual ability to find great stories and bring them to life. In Class Acts, one of his most popular story collections, he turned his penetrating gaze to the schoolroom, discovering remarkable stories about teachers, students, class friendships – and, most of all, about the power of caring to change lives.

Now, in Class Acts 2, we’re back in the classroom with still more jaw-dropping stories of teachers burning with a sense of mission – and a smile; of gedolei ha’dor whose understanding of the human psyche borders on the miraculous; and, of course, of students from different backgrounds, with hugely varying personalities and potential, all united by their need for understanding, compassion, and love.

These stories are thought-provoking, inspiring, and just plain interesting – because, after all, what goes on in school is not kids stuff!

Click here to view, print or download a sample story from Class Acts 2

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Free Download: Sample Chapters from Stories That Unite Our Hearts

In Stories that Unite Our Hearts, master storyteller Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky shares incredible true stories, such as:

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  • A man’s car breaks down in front of a rabbi’s house on Shabbos, and his life takes a u-turn towards Torah.
  • Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge meets up with Jewish chesed… and chesed, as always, wins the battle.
  • A rebbe discovers that he can reach a boy’s broken heart …with sushi.

We live in a world that often focuses on differences, one that fosters divisiveness. You think this, I believe that. You dress one way, I dress differently. You are you, I am I. Separate. Divided. And yet and yet If only we would see how much unites us. How much we are one people, children of one Father.

In this new and luminous collection, Rabbi Pruzansky once again touches our hearts, leaving us feeling joyful, proud, and deeply inspired.

Click here to view print or download sample chapters from Stories That Unite Our Hearts

Click here to purchase Stories that Unite our Hearts in Hardcover | Paperback

Free Download: Sample Chapters of The Story of Reb Moshe

yremhThe Story of Reb Moshe: A New Generation Meets the Gadol V’Posek HaDor Rav Moshe Feinstein

By Rabbi Shimon Finkelman

Rav Moshe was a living legend – the young ilui, the posek, the revered gadol ha’dor, the leader who was there for everyone. In these pages young readers meet little Moshe, who loved Torah learning and gave up playing chess because he didn’t want other children to lose. They’ll meet Rav Moshe, the rabbi who courageously stood up to the Communists, and who learned from Europe’s greatest rabbis and brought their teachings to America. Rav Moshe, the man who shaped our Torah lives even today.

With many photos and unpublished stories, this is a book that will fascinate, entertain, and inspire our youth.

Click here to view, print or download sample chapters from The Story of Reb Moshe

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How To Get Your ArtScroll App Free Digital Samples

Download free samples to experience the cutting edge interactive features of the ArtScroll Digital Library – Wasserman Digital Initiative.

Download Instructions:

  1. Download the free ArtScroll app from the App Store.
  2. Once the app is installed, open it and click on the menu, then select the second option for the store.
  3. Click on the icon that says All Free Downloads.
  4. Scroll down to your choice of free downloads and click on the box that says “free” to begin your download.
  5. The free sample will now appear in your library. You can browse, learn end experience the interactive features of The ArtScroll Digital Library – Wasserman Digital Initiative.
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Step-by-step screenshots. Click on image to open full size.

Click here for more information about the ArtScroll App and Available Digital Volumes.

Download Four Free Chanukah Recipes from ArtScroll’s Popular Cookbooks

 

In honor of Chanukah, we are sharing a selection of recipes from ArtScroll’s popular cookbooks. We’ve hand-selected a variety of treats to enhance your chanukah parties and please your families.

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Churros from T Fusion – Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes 

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This popular dessert makes a great alternative to donuts this chanukah! 

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Click here to download and print the recipe for Churros from Everyday Secret Restaurants

Click here to purchase Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

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Lemon Olive Oil Biscotti – Something Sweet

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Olive oil is a theme on chanukah, so enjoy it in these light and refreshing cookies.

Click here to download and print the recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Biscotti from Something Sweet

Click here to purchase Something Sweet by Miriam Pascal

 

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Parsnip Potato Latkes – The Silver Platter 

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Click here to download and print the recipe for Parsnip Potato Latkes from The Silver Platter

Click here to purchase The Silver Platter by Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz

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Smoked Short Rib Tacos from Reserve Cut – Secret Restaurant Recipes

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These elegant appetizers will be the star of your Chanukah party!

Click here to download and prsrrhint the recipe for  Smoked Short Rib Tacos from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to purchase Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

 

 

Looking for a great Chanukah gift? Shop ArtScroll’s selection of best-selling Kosher cookbooks. 

 

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Free Download for Chanukah

Just in time for Chanukah, ArtScroll is sharing a download of the complete laws of Chanukah with its readers, selected from the digital version of the Kleinman Edition Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, part of the Wasserman Digital Initiative.

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Download instructions:

  • Download the free ArtScroll app. (Click here for download instructions for your device.)
  • Within the app, click on the menu, then click on the second option for the store.
  • Scroll down to the Kleinman Digital Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and click on the icon.
  • Look for theoption under “purchase volumes” that says Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Free Sample – Chanukah.
  • Click where it says free on the right side to begin your download.
  • The free sample will now appear in your library. You can browse, learn end experience the new features.

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all available digital editions.

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.

Prozbul Reminder – Free Download

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The Torah provides that outstanding loans between two Jews are automatically nullified atthe very end of the Shemittah [Sabbatical] year (Deuteronomy 15:2). Hillel the Elder observed that the wealthy, fearing their money would not be repaid, refused to lend to the poor prior to Shemittah. This not only caused a hardship for the poor, but was also a direct transgression of the Torah’s exhortation not to refrain from lending (ibid. 15:9-10).
To remedy this situation, Hillel enacted the prozbul, a legal document by means of which a creditor transfers his loans to a court. [Three knowledgeable laymen may constitute a court for this purpose.] Once the debts have been transferred to the court for collection, they are not nullified by Shemittah (Sheviis 10:2), as implied by Scripture.
Since Shemittah nullifies loans at the end of the year, it is advisable to delay writing the prozbul until Erev Rosh Hashanah, so that it will cover all loans made up to Rosh Hashanah. A prozbul should be made before Rosh Hashanah this year.

Click here to download.

Free Download to Enhance Your Tishah B’av

With Tishah B’Av approaching, we want to help our readers prepare to have a meaningful fast. This week we are sharing two free downloads that will make your Tishah B’Av more meaningful.

Kinnos for the Six Million Kedoshim

The destruction of the Six Million is our own generation’s stark connection to the eternal Tishah B’Av. Two great and inspiring spiritual leaders of our time, The Bobover Rebbe and Rav Shimon Schwab composed Kinnos lamenting and memorializing the unspeakable tragedy. Adopted by many congregations worldwide, these painful laments are read on Tishah B’Av.

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Kinnos / Tishah B’Av Siddur.

A Portion of the Talmud Related to the Destruction of the Temple

On Tishah B ’Av, it is customary to study the interpersonal conflicts which led to the ruin of the Second Temple. One well-known source comes from the Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli Tractate Gittin, pages 55b-56a.

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein English Edition Talmud

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein Hebrew Edition Talmud

May we merit to see the speedy coming of Mashiach, and the transformation of Tishah B’Av from a day or mourning to a day of celebration.