It is Shabbos, and the entire family is seated around the dining room table. All are partaking in Ima’s delicious cholent, and for a few moments there is a lull in the conversation. Then Abba takes one last bite and reaches for the book at his side.
“Okay, everyone,” he says. “Guess what it’s time for now?”
Immediately, all the children’s eyes light up, as they shout, “Treats for the Shabbos Table! Yay!”
The above scenario has, in all likelihood, occurred in many a frum home in Eretz Yisrael throughout the past few years, and now, will hopefully begin occurring in frum homes all over the world, as well. Because while up until now, Treats for the Shabbos Table has only been available in Eretz Yisrael, beginning with Sefer Bereishis, we at Israel Bookshop will iy”H be distributing it worldwide, thus making it available to anyone and everyone out there!
What is Treats for the Shabbos Table? you may wonder.
Treats for the Shabbos Table began as weekly sheets on the parshah, which contained a dvar Torah pertaining to each week’s parshah, in addition to clever illustrations by popular artist Yony Gerstein. The dvar Torah was always family-oriented as it was kid-friendly, making it the perfect material around which to center family Shabbos table discussions.
As the weeks and months went by, these dvar Torah sheets were eventually collected and published as a full-fledged book. Now, on any given week, no matter what the parshah, Treats for the Shabbos Table fans had what to read from and discuss around the Shabbos table.
Yet, as mentioned before, for years this “treat” was only available to the Israeli public. Now, however, all that has changed, and very soon, YOU, TOO, CAN PARTAKE IN THIS DELECTABLE SHABBOS “TREAT,” no matter if you live in America, England, or South Africa!
For the next few weeks, we will be making a Treats for the Shabbos Table dvar Torah available for downloading, so you can see for yourself how appealing each one is. Be sure to check us out each week… This is not something you want to miss out on!
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