New: Nouri + Free Download

nourhA Remarkable Life; a Remarkable Book:

Nouri: The Story of Isidore Dayan, and the Growth of a Vibrant Community in America

Nouri has been hailed as “a biography that reads like a novel.”  Author Devora Gliksman tells us a little about this remarkable man and the book that brings him to vivid life:

Nouri spans almost a century, includes two World Wars, and features a panoramic background ranging from Baghdad and Damascus to Brooklyn, from Czechoslovakia to Baltimore to tiny Vineland, N.J.

Nouri’s mother was murdered while his father was off fighting in the Turkish army. A bitter custody battle ended with the toddler on a ship to America, totally cut off from his father and siblings. Raised by his grandparents, who passed away by the time he was fourteen, Nouri turned to his uncles, who were always there for him. Though surrounded by family, Nouri still felt very much alone. Yet Nouri emerged from each challenge stronger, more grateful to G-d and to those who helped him. His gratitude and striving for spiritual greatness became the hallmarks of Nouri’s life.

Nouri’s never considered himself “self-made,” even though his rags-to-riches story could easily have fed his ego. As his business boomed, he never attributed any of its success to himself. In his gratefulness to G-d, he was never satisfied with where he was spiritually. In this, he was trained by his mentor, Hacham Murad, a giant of a man in a tiny body.

So Nouri forged ahead, always seeking to grow and to help his community grow as well. One project at a time, he helped change his community by building a new synagogue, building a girls school, building another synagogue, building senior housing projects. That was his whole life: building. His faith that Hashem would help him and his community was constant.

In 1970, Nouri’s son-in-law and daughter, Hacham Yosef and Carol Harari-Raful, as well as Carol’s sister and three of Nouri’s grandchildren, were on a TWA flight that was hijacked by Palestinians and forced to land in the Jordanian desert. Also among the hostages were Rav Yitzchok and Rebbetzin Hutner, and Rav Yonoson and Rebbetzin David. Nouri features incredible eyewitness accounts of the hijacking, including journals written by Hacham Raful and his brother while they were in captivity. Amazingly, even at this traumatic time Nouri’s faith in Hashem’s goodness was unwavering.

Nouri is the true story of a man — indomitable, optimistic, devoted to his people. It does, indeed, read like a novel — but it’s true, and very, very inspiring.

Click here to download sample chapters from Nouri

Click here to purchase your copy

New: Megillas Esther: The Answer Is…

New: Megillas Esther: The Answer Is…

By Rabbi Chagai Vilosky

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Just in time for Purim comes a new release from the author of the popular Pesach Hagaddah: The Answer Is… Following the popular and clear format of his popular Hagaddah, Rabbi Chagai Vilosky presents a sefer willed with over 900 answers to almost 300 questions about Mordechai, Esther, Achashverosh and the Purim story.

Drawing answers from sources such as the Alshich, Maharal, Vilna Gaon, Chassidic masters, Rav Chaim Kanievsky, and dozens more, Rabbi Volosky helps us uncover the depth of meaning in the megillah’s words. A unique feature of this megillah is the sections on “Divine Providence in Action” which help us understand the hand of G-d hidden behind the words of the megillah.

Click here to purchase your copy or view sample pages.

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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

Click here to purchase Class Acts 2

Free Download: Sample Chapters of Living Emunah 2

 

Living Emunah, by Rabbi David Ashear, was an instant best-seller and an immensely popular book that transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people, taking them on a breathtaking journey towards tranquility and happiness – through faith.

Now, the eagerly anticipated follow up volume, Living Emunah 2, brings us even further on the road to serenity. In just a few weeks, Living Emunah 2 has become an instant best-seller as well.

To give you a taste of the life-changing material, stories and inspiration in Living Emunah 2, we’ve put together a sampler with some pages for you to enjoy.

Click here to View, Print or Download Sample Chapters from Living Emunah 2

Click here to purchase Living Emunah Volume 2

 

Don’t forget: ArtScroll’s Chanukah Sale Continues! Click here to shop!

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Chanukah Giveaway! Choose Your Own Prize!

With so many great new releases from ArtScroll, there’s something for everyone this Chanukah! Here’s your chance to win your favorite!

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That’s right! Here’s your chance to choose your own prize from Eight of ArtScroll’s popular new releases!

Would you like to win…

1.  Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

2. Living Emunah Volume 2 by Rabbi David Ashear

3. Class Acts Volume 2 by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

4. A Handful of Stars by C.B. Weinfeld

5. From Their Daughters Hearts by Estie Florans

6. Great Jewish Treasures by Rabbi Moshe Bamberger

7. The Story of Reb Moshe by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman

8. Letters to My Children  by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.

 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us which of the amazing new titles listed above you’d like to win.

Giveaway ends on Monday, December 14th at 11:59 pm eastern time.

Don’t forget: ArtScroll’s Chanukah Sale continues: Click here to save 20% on all books!

**Giveaway ends Monday, December 14th at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will receive the new book of their choice. 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. Winner will have 48 hours to answer or another winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per person. All discounts off of list price. Sale ends 12/28/15.

 

Magnificent New Cookbook: Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes + Sample Recipe!

Magnificent New Cookbook Shipping Monday!

Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

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Following their bestselling Secret Restaurant Recipes, Leah & Victoria go back into the kitchens of your favorite cafes, takeout spots, and restaurants to bring you family-friendly recipes that are easier to prepare.

Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes Features:

  • Over 100 Family-Friendly Recipes for Any Day of the Week
  • Secret Techniques and Tips Direct from Restaurant Kitchens
  • Exquisite Full-Color Photos for Every Dish.
  • Shortcuts and Easy-to-Find Ingredients for Home Cooks

Click here to order your copies, then scroll down for a sample recipe!

Gong Bao Chicken – Dini’s Kosher Restaurant

Owner: Chabad Beijing | Location: Beijing, China | Yield: 4 servings | Category: meat

 

At Dini’s, Beijing’s only kosher restaurant, the chefs cook authentic Chinese food along with traditional Jewish dishes and Western favorites that travelers expect (there’s a sushi bar too). The restaurant is named for Dini Freundlich, the local Chabad shlucha. Local Chinese residents also enjoy eating at Dini’s because they feel that kosher food is
Gong Bao Chicken LR safer to eat; the Chinese term for kosher is “Jie Shi,” “clean food.”

1 lb chicken breast, cubed

3 Tbsp cornstarch

2 Tbsp water

Pinch coarse black pepper

oil, for frying

2 Chinese leeks or scallions

3 Tbsp salted peanuts

Sauce:

2 tsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp sugar

4 tsp vinegar

2 tsp hot sauce

4 tsp ketchup

Place chicken into a small bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; top with water and black pepper. Mix to coat the chicken. Let stand for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or sauté pan over high heat. When oil is very hot, add chicken cubes in batches; fry for 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Drain oil from the pan. Add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, hot sauce, and ketchup. Cook until sauce thickens slightly, 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and scallions; toss to coat. Top with peanuts.

Tidbit: Dini makes her own version of hot chili sauce to use in the restaurant. She says it’s the Asian equivalent of Israeli red schug.

Home Cook: We’ve tested this with all different types of hot sauce and they’ve all been successful. Halve the quantity if serving this dish to children -L.

Recipe from Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, reproduced with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

Click here to order Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes

Free Download: Living Shabbos

Introducing: Living Shabbos

Practical strategies and inspirational stories to enhance your Shabbos experience

The Kassin Edition

by Rabbi David Sutton

Living Shabbos offers us a rich mix of stories, inspiration, and Torah sources that will enable us to enhance our Shabbos and maximize its impact on our lives. Rabbi David Sutton shares sixteen strategies that show us how to prepare for Shabbos properly, so that its atmosphere permeates our home. Each selection is short, readable, and very, very effective.

Yes, Shabbos can be a day to relax from the weekly grind or enjoy great food. But it can be so much more. This essential book shows us how not only to observe Shabbos – but how to really live it.

Click here to view, print or download sample chapters from Living Shabbos

Click here to order Living Shabbos

Giveaway: Choose Which New Release You Want To Win!

Have your eye on one of ArtScroll’s new releases? Here’s your chance to pick which one you’d like to win!

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That’s right! This is a giveaway that allows you to choose your own prize. Here are your fabulous choices: 

1) The Silver Platter: It’s the cookbook everyone’s been raving about. This cookbook is chock full of family-friendly recipes that are simple to make and use real ingredients that you’re likely to have on hand. By Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz

2) HeavenprintsNew from Sara Yocheved Rigler, best-selling author of Holy Woman, Heavenprints features stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem.

3) From Me to We: This new release is a must-have for every new kallah or newlywed. Featuring stories, inspiration and practical strategies for building up your relationship in the first year of marriage…and beyond. By Shifrah Devorah Witt

4) I Have an Amazing Story for You! Rabbi Nachman Seltzer is one of the most well known and popular story-tellers in today’s world, and in this new release, he shares some of his most amazing, astonishing and unbelievable – but completely true! – stories.

5) Wisdom for LivingThe Gross Family Edition: The weekly Parashah shiurim of Rav Noach Weinberg zt”l, visionary founder of Aish Hatorah, were legendary. Now they’re available in book form, transcribed by his loyal students, Rabbis Nechemia and Yitzchak Coopersmith. 

6) The ArtScroll Children’s Pirkei Avos The Jaffa Edition: Shmuel Blitz, well-known children’s author, has a special ability to present important concepts, ideas and texts on a level that children can understand and appreciate. In this new volume, he helps your children understand the important words and lessons of Pirkei Avos. Illustrated by Chani Judowitz

Giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winner, Dena Rechnitz. 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us which of these amazing new titles you’d like to win.

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:59 pm eastern time.

Don’t forget: ArtScroll’s June Sale continues: Click here to save 20% on all books!

**Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will receive the new book of their choice. 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. Winner will have 48 hours to answer or another winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per person. All discounts off of list price. Sale ends 6/24/15.

Free Download: Heavenprints

New release from the best-selling author of Holy Woman:

Heavenprints: Stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem

Sara Yoheved Rigler, one of the leading lights of Torah literature and the author of the bestselling biography Holy Woman, opens our eyes to Hashem’s boundless love and caring as we uncover His “heavenprints” in these unusual, captivating true stories and essays. With deep insight into both our human nature and our Divine gifts, the author gently shows us how to look for “heavenprints” in our own lives and challenges.

Click here to download a free sample story from Heavenprints

Click here to purchase Heavenprints and save 20%

Click here to shop all titles by Sara Yocheved Rigler

Don’t forger: ArtScroll’s June Sale continues: save 20% on all books!

20% Off All Books During ArtScroll’s June Sale!

It’s that time of year again! ArtScroll’s long-anticipated June sale is finally here, which means it’s time to stock up on all the books you’ve had on your wishlist!

junesale-blogThat’s right – any book you want – now at 20% off! And don’t forget: you get free shipping on all US orders over $49!

Click here to start shopping all books, or browse these featured options:

Don’t forget our excellent new releases – now at 20% off!

The Jaffa Edition ArtScroll Children’s Pirkei Avos

By Shmuel Blitz

Illustrations by Chani Judowitz

The Silver Platter: Simple to Spectacular

Wholesome, Family-Friendly Recipes

By Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz

Wisdom for Living

Rav Noach Weinberg Zt”l on the Parashah

Adapted by Rabbis Yitzchak and Nechemia Coopersmith

Heavenprints

Stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem

By Sara Yocheved Rigler

I Have an Amazing Story for You!

A collection of amazing true stories

by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

From Me to We 

A guide to the first year of marriage…and beyond

By Shifrah Devorah Witt

Click here to begin saving!

*Sale ends midnight, June 24th. All discounts off of list price.