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.

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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:


  • 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.

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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.

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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!


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.


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.


Churros from T Fusion – Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes 


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


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

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Lemon Olive Oil Biscotti – Something Sweet



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



Parsnip Potato Latkes – The Silver Platter 


slvhThis Chanukah, try this delicious and modern twist on a traditional favorite!

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


Smoked Short Rib Tacos from Reserve Cut – Secret Restaurant Recipes


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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Today Only: Free Shipping – No Minimum!

For one day only, ArtScroll is offering free shipping on all books – with no minimum! Combine that with ArtScroll’s 20% off June sale, and there are lots of savings to be had. Make sure to use the promo code freeship at checkout.

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20% off of list price. Free shipping on books only. Offer ends Midnight, June 8th, 2015. Must use promo code FREESHIP at checkout and select the free shipping option. 

Sample Recipe from The Silver Platter: Balsamic Braised Brisket

ArtScroll’s newest cookbook, The Silver Platter, is scheduled for release later this week, and we’re confident that you’re going to enjoy it, and make the recipes again and again.

Some of the amazing features of The Silver Platter:

•Over 160 wholesome, family-friendly recipes that you’ll make again and again
•Turn fresh, healthy, and easy to find ingredients into spectacular dishes
•Mouthwatering full-color photo accompanies every recipe
•Each recipe includes cooking tips, techniques, and advice from best-selling cookbook author Norene Gilletz
•Many recipes are naturally gluten-free or offer a gluten-free option
•Nutritional information included for every recipe

Can’t wait for the release to start cooking from this wonderful book? Here’s a sample recipe to keep you going until your copy arrives!

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Reproduced from The Silver Platter, by Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz, with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications.

Click here for a downloadable version of Balsamic Braised Brisket from The Silver Platter

meat | passover | gluten-free | freezes well | yields 8-10 servings

1 beef brisket (4-5 lb /1.8-2.3 kg)

2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 Tbsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp olive oil

3 large onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 can (6 oz/170 g) tomato paste

2 Tbsp honey

3 bay leaves

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup dry red wine or water

  1. Coat a large roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add brisket; sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Rub brisket with spices to coat on all sides.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in parsley, tomato paste, honey, bay leaves, vinegar, and wine. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool.
  3. Pour sauce over, around, and under the brisket. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight, turning occasionally.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake, covered, for 3-3½ hours or until meat is fork-tender. Calculate 45 minutes per pound to determine the cooking time. Discard bay leaves. Let cool.
  5. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Discard hardened fat from gravy. Trim excess fat from brisket. Slice against the grain to desired thickness.
  6. Reheat, covered, in pan gravy at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Norene’s Notes:

  • Slow Cooker Method: Season brisket and prepare sauce as above; add to slow cooker insert coated with nonstick cooking spray. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Place insert into slow cooker; cook on on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Ask your butcher to cut a very large brisket (8 lb/3.6 kg) in half. Total cooking time will be the same as for one 4 lb/1.8 kg brisket.
  • Brisket should be cooked “low and slow,” with lots of onions. The internal temperature should not rise above 180°F on a meat thermometer; after it reaches 200°F, the brisket will become dry.