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.

 

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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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

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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.

Click here for
all available digital editions.

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

Introducing: ArtScroll.com Loyalty Program and Double Points Special!

ArtScroll.com‘s new loyalty program is simple: earn reward dollars in three easy steps!

How Does it Work?

You earn 1 point for every dollar you spend at ArtScroll.com or by phone at 800-MESORAH. For every 200 points you earn, you are eligible to receive a $10 reward coupon towards a future purchase. From time to time we will run special promotions where you can earn extra points, giving you the opportunity to earn even more reward points!

How Many Loyalty Points Do I Have?

You can always check your point balance by logging into your account at ArtScroll.com and viewing your current points total on the right side of the header.

How Do I Redeem My Points?

During check out there will be an option on the payment page to redeem your rewards. When you are logged into your account, your point balance will appear on the upper right hand corner of the site. Click the link and there is a button on the page to redeem your points. This reward coupon will be applied as payment towards your order.

One Week Special: Earn Double Points!

That’s right! For just this week, you can earn TWO points for every dollar you spend at ArtScroll.com!

Click here to shop!

Bonus offer: Not an ArtScroll.com customer yet? Sign up today and get 25 bonus points automatically added to your account!

Click here to view all loyalty program terms and conditions.Double points offer expires midnight on Sunday, Novermber 1st.

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.

Download Six Free Recipes from ArtScroll’s Popular Cookbooks

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This Yom Tov, let ArtScroll’s popular cookbooks enhance your menus. With recent releases such as Something Sweet, The Silver Platter and Secret Restaurant Recipes, you’re going to find something perfect to enhance your menus. We’ve picked six fantastic recipes to share from these cookbooks, so download them, share them, and enjoy them.

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Appetizer: Duck Spring Roll from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Duck Spring Rolls

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Soup: Sweet Potato Soup from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Sweet Potato Soup

Click here to purchase Secret Restaurant Recipes

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Main: Honey Roasted Chicken with Squash and Onions from The Silver Platter

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Honey Roasted Chicken with Squash and Onions


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Side: Sweet Potato Scallop from The Silver Platter

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Sweet Potato Scallop

Click here to purchase The Silver Platter

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Dessert: Pomegranate Cupcakes from  Something Sweet

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Pomegranate Cupcake

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Hot Gooey Caramel Pie from Something Sweet

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Hot Gooey Caramel Pie

Click here to purchase Something Sweet

Click here to shop all ArtScroll cookbooks. 

Tiramisu Cookie Recipe + Giveaway for ArtScroll’s New Cookbook Something Sweet!

Introducing: The newest member of ArtScroll’s popular cookbook lineup:

Something Sweet, by Miriam Pascal | Desserts, Baked Goods, and Treats for Every Occasion

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR …

… a fabulous dessert to enhance your Shabbos and holiday meals?

… everyday baked goods and cookies to keep in a jar on the counter?

… delicious treats to please every member of the family?

… show-stopping sweets to impress your party guests?

You’ll find it all – and more! – in Something Sweet.Scroll down for a sample recipe and giveaway, then click here for more information and to order your copy.tiramisu-cookies-LR

Tiramisu Cookies

Reproduced from Something Sweet by Miriam Pascal, with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

Dairy or Pareve | Yield about 3½ dozen

Traditional tiramisu is a coffee-flavored dessert, noted for its ladyfingers soaked in espresso. I reinterpreted this fabulous dessert into cakey cookies, packed with coffee flavor and rolled in coffee-soaked ladyfinger crumbs.

Click here to download a printable copy of the recipe for Tiramisu Cookies

Ingredients:
CRUMBS
1 cup coarse ladyfinger crumbs
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon brewed coffee (or ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 Tablespoon hot water)
COOKIE DOUGH
¾ cup oil
4 ounces cream cheese or soy cream cheese
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
¼ cup espresso or strong coffee (see Note)
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Prepare the crumbs: Combine ladyfinger crumbs, brown sugar, and coffee in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Mixture should have the texture of damp sand. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the cookie dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer, on medium speed, beat together oil, cream cheese, and sugars until smooth.
  4. Add espresso, egg, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  5. Reduce mixer speed to low; add flour, one cup at a time, beating after each addition, until combined.
  6. Use a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) to portion out dough. Roll into balls; then roll in prepared ladyfinger crumbs until fully coated. Place onto prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until cookies are set.

Note: You can use 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in ¼ cup hot water instead of espresso.

Plan Ahead: These cookies freeze well in an airtight container or bag. They’re on the soft side, so handle with care when packing them. Defrost fully before serving.

Giveaway is over! Congratulations to the winner, R Retchinsky!

Want to win a copy of Something Sweet?

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite dessert is!

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 11:59 pm eastern time.

**One winner will receive a copy of Something Sweet.. 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.