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With so many great new releases from ArtScroll, there’s something for everyone this Chanukah! Here’s your chance to win your favorite!
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.
The summer is here, and it’s a great time to catch up on your learning and reading.
Whether you’re interested in new releases, ArtScroll classics, or books for your children, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone in the family. To help you enjoy these great titles this summer, ArtScroll is giving away a $100 e-gift card to one of our blog readers!
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us which ArtScroll books you’d like to purchase with $100!
Giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 8th at 11:59 pm eastern time.
**One winner will receive a $100 egift card via email. 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.
Have your eye on one of ArtScroll’s new releases? Here’s your chance to pick which one you’d like to win!
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) Heavenprints: New 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 Living: The 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.
With just under two weeks left to ArtScroll’s Big Set Sale, we have another great set to giveaway to one of our loyal readers!
Didn’t win our first giveaway? Don’t worry, we have another chance for you to win.
Our second set giveaway is for Rabbi Berel Wein’s amazing history set: Jewish History: A Trilogy. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for your chance to win this set.
World renowned historian and lecturer, Rabbi Berel Wein, paints a panoramic picture of our people from the Classical Era (350 BCE) through the Modern Era, from the end of the First Temple Era, through Cossack pogroms, from the rise of the Chassidic movement, to the rebirth of Torah in America. This Slipcased Gift Edition includes the compact (7″x9″) edition of three best-selling titles: Echoes of Glory, Herald of Destiny, and Triumph of Survival.
Shop this set, and over 50 additional best-selling sets and save 30% off the list price! Hurry, this once-a-year sale ends on 5/19/15!
Don’t forget: all ArtScroll.com orders over $49 ship free within the USA!
Giveaway is over! Congrats to our winner, Joseph.
Enter to win: Leave a comment on this post about which ArtScroll set is on your wishlist. Note: This is the second of a couple of Set-Sale giveaways, so keep visiting The Official ArtScroll Blog to make sure you don’t miss any of your chances to win! **Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on Monday, May 11th. One winner will receive the complete set of Jewish History: A Trilogy. 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.
Want to win a copy of one of ArtScroll’s excellent new haggadahs? Scroll down for a double giveaway!
Pesach is just a few weeks away, and we have two brand-new haggadahs to enhance your seder and help you really understand the story or yetzias mitzrayim.
Haggadah Touched by Our Story: The Soul of the Seder Through Stories and Reflections
By Rabbi Yechiel Spero
The Haggadah. It’s our story. Let’s make sure we tell it well.
This year, invite a master story-teller to your seder. Acclaimed teacher, best-selling author, and master story-teller Rabbi Yechiel Spero is back with a brand new haggadah, Touched by Our Story. In this masterful new volume, Rabbi Spero combines wide-ranging, stimulating commentary on the Haggadah and, of course, his trademark true stories. Enlightening, engaging and eye-opening, this is a Haggadah that will ensure a lively, meaningful and enjoyable seder for us, our guests, and — most important of all — our children, the next generation to tell the stories.
The Pesach Seder. The one night a year that Jews throughout the world relive and experience the Exodus from Egypt. It is the time when we infuse in ourselves and our children lessons of emunah, faith, and an immense appreciation for the kindness and love bestowed upon us by Hashem.
In this unique Haggadah commentary, Rabbi Nosson Muller, Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Emes in Brooklyn, and renowned and experienced educator, offers us the tools to make the Seder an unforgettable event and an exciting learning experience. With insightful explanations coupled with dozens of inspiring and meaningful stories and parables, Rabbi Muller gives us timely and practical chinuch messages and lessons — for ourselves, and to convey to our children. This haggadah is bound to keep the children — and their parents — engaged and interested throughout the long night.
On seder night every parent becomes a teacher. Here is a master educator to show us how to do it right. The seder lasts for a few hours — The Generation to Generation Haggadah will help us and our children hear its vital message resound throughout the year.
Giveaway is over! Congrats to Leah Rina and Zorach M. Spira on winning!
Two separate readers will each win a copy of one of these new Haggadahs! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us that you would like to win. **Giveaway ends on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will receive a copy of Haggadah Touched by Our Story, and another winner will receive a copy of The Generation to Generation Haggadah. 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.
We’re gearing up for Purim here at ArtScroll, and we’re giving away a selection of Purim titles and gifts for everyone in your family!
ArtScroll’s extensive selection of Purim titles includes megillos for both adults and children, Purim reading and stories, halachic guides, and even Purim themed judaica and mishloach manos items. Make sure to shop now in order to get everything in time for Purim, then scroll down for your chance to win our ultimate Purim gift basket!
The Ultimate Purim Gift Basket Giveaway!
Included in this giveaway:
Esther: The Megillah: This is the sefer that launched what was to become ArtScroll. This ground-breaking sefer contains the text of the megillah, English translation, and commentary from 2000 years of talmudic and rabbinic sources.
Let My Nation Live: Learn and understand the Purim story as never before with this fascinating book. While it reads like a story, this book is filled with carefully researched facts based on Talmudic and Medrashic sources. Download a sample chapter here.
The Family Megillah: x2!! This easy-to-follow edition of Megillas Esther provides the text, translation and short commentary – all in a compact sefer. All of the adults in your family will want to use one of these, so it’s a good thing the winner will be getting two of them!
Halachic Handbook: The Laws of Purim: This pocket-sized sefer contains a clear and concise summary of the laws of Purim in an easy-to-follow, readable format.
The ArtScroll Children’s Megillah: In this edition of Megillas Esther, made especially for children, renowned children’s author, Shmuel Blitz, presents the story of Esther – and its lessons – in a thrilling and exciting manner. This is a great way for your children to learn the Purim story!
Purim Cookie Cutters: ArtScroll carries a full line of Judaica for all seasons and Purim is no exception. With fun paper-goods, mishloach manos gift boxes and lots more, ArtScroll.com is your one-stop-shop for all things Purim! These Purim shaped cookie cutters will make it easy to create adorable Purim-themed cookies!
Purim Confetti: This confetti comes in an assortment of Purim shapes and will make your Purim celebrations a whole lot more fun!
To enter the giveaway for all of the above items in ArtScroll’s Ultimate Purim Package: Leave a comment on this post letting us know that you would like to win!
Giveaway now closed! Check back soon for the winner!
**Giveaway ends on Wednesday, February 25th at 11:59 pm eastern time. Winner will receive one copy of Esther: The Megillah, one copy of Halachic Handbook: The Laws of Purim, one copy of The ArtScroll Children’s Megillah, one copy of Let My Nation Live, two copies of The Family Megillah, one set of Purim Cookie Cutters and one package of Purim Confetti. Prize does not include food and baskets. 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.
Introducing 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.
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!
If 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.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for your chance to win one of ArtScroll’s popular new releases! Chanukah is just over a week away, and now’s the time to shop for chanukah gifts for your whole family! With ArtScroll’s … Continue reading