NEW RELEASE! Silver Linings

March 20, 2017

You’ve had one of those days. The kids were at each other’s throats the whole afternoon, milk and apple juice spilled like Niagara Falls during supper, the dishes and laundry are competing for which looks more like Mt. Everest, and the baby, sick with another ear infection, has been kvetching non-stop. You feel like a used dishrag.

Oh, and of course, Pesach is in three weeks. (In case you forgot.)

You know what you need right now? (Well, besides for 2 Advil and a bar of chocolate. And a few hours of cleaning help thrown in, too.)

A delicious book of fiction short stories from Bracha Rosman. Something like Silver Linings.

Yup, I tell you, it works every time. (That’s right, I speak from experience.) There’s nothing that rejuvenates a worn-out woman the way a good book can. You burrow under a warm, fuzzy blanket on the couch, keep a mug of hot cocoa and some snacks (remember your chocolate bar?) at your side, and flip open to a new story.

Ahhh… Feel the stress melting away?

And this book contains many juicy, beautifully-written stories in it, by the way—so the therapy is good for at least a couple dozen of your tough days!

What is it about Bracha Rosman’s stories that have this amazing power to recharge you? Is it the author’s high-quality writing? Her realistic portrayal of life’s issues? Her true-to-life characters? The positive approach with which she treats each of her stories?

Whatever it is, you don’t argue with success! And that’s just what Silver Linings is.

Pick up your copy now, so you’ll have it on hand when you need it most! And…take a deep breath (don’t worry, the dishes, laundry, and Pesach cleaning are not running away!), relax…and enjoy!

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New Release: The Story of the Baal Shem Tov

March 17, 2017

Icicles turning into lanterns…gangsters freezing in their place at the sight of a holy man…poor innkeepers miraculously striking it rich after crying out to Hashem… Stories about the Baal Shem Tov are as exciting as a story can get! And now, instead of just hearing these stories from others, your beginning-reader child can actually read them all by herself!

Prolific writer Rebbetzin Sarah Feldbrand has begun a brand new series of biographies for young readers, and the first book, The Story of the Baal Shem Tov, has just made its debut. In this book, your child will read all about the life and times of the Baal Shem Tov, as well as some of the astounding stories told about him.

Junior readers will appreciate the illustrations that appear throughout the book, and the large and clear typography on each page. And they’ll just love the storyline!

So go ahead and buy this book for your children! They’ll be thanking you for it…and you’ll be thanking us!

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Recent Release: Dovid Hamelech

March 16, 2017

Growing up as one of the oldest children in a large family bli ayin hara, I had my fair share of chores to do. While in high school, one of those chores was to put my six-year-old brother to sleep each night. He was (and still is, more than a decade later!) the cutest kid around—but putting him to bed…now that was a whole different story! My mother would throw up her hands in defeat, and somehow I was roped in for the mission.

The first step of the process was telling Binyamin a bedtime story—nothing doing before that! Problem was, it aint easy thinking up a new bedtime story each night, especially with my high-school-girl’s mind more often than not preoccupied with pesukim to memorize, mefarshim to translate, and—l’havdil—the periodic table to decode.

One night, as I was searching in my “story reservoir” (every mommy, big sister, and babysitter has one of those!) for something new to tell Binyamin, the thought suddenly occurred to me: I was studying for a Navi test anyway. Why not tell Binyamin a story from Navi?

The idea was so simple, I had to give it a try. I opened a sefer Yehoshua and began telling my little brother all about Bnei Yisrael crossing the Yarden into Eretz Yisrael, with Yehoshua ben Nun as their leader.

And—to my joy and relief—Binyamin loved the story and went to sleep nicely afterward!

The next day’s story was about the conquest of Yericho and the walls that fell down…then what happened with Achan and the spoils of the city of Ai… Sefer Yehoshua was eventually followed by sefer Shoftim, and then Shmuel… Little by little, Binyamin was accumulating a vast knowledge of the stories of Tanach, and was devouring each one! (In case you’re wondering, yes, I think I did score well on my Navi tests, too!)

Celebrated author Nachman Seltzer had a similar idea when he embarked on writing the book Dovid Hamelech for kids. We’re telling our kids stories anyway—why not teach them the stories of their own history, the beautiful stories in Tanach?

Dovid Hamelech is a magnificent book—both its text and the accompanying illustrations. Flip through it for a moment and you’ll see exactly what I mean—all the many details included in each picture, the mefarshim incorporated in each paragraph… It’s truly the kind of book that screams out, “Gift!” with each turn of the pages (whether for afikoman or for a birthday—you decide!).

This is a book you’ll want to read to your children, again and again. The tochen in it, the lessons your kids will learn from reading about the life of Dovid Hamelech…these are things that can’t be bought for any price. And it’s all yours for the taking, with the purchase of this one-of-a-kind book!

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NEW RELEASE! Mind Over Man

March 14, 2017

Rabbi Yechiel Yitzchok Perr shlit”a really needs no introduction. Longtime rosh yeshivah of Yeshiva Derech Ayson of Far Rockaway, as well as a descendant of the Alter of Novardok zt”l, Rabbi Perr is known for his signature, incisive style, especially apparent in his mussar va’adim.

Mind over Man is based on Rabbi Perr’s daily va’adim in Sefer Madreigas Ha’adam, the work recording the Alter’s discourses. An excerpt from this engaging, thought-provoking book appears below:

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Fortitude

My father was a rav in a mostly non-Jewish neighborhood in South Ozone Park, down Rockaway Boulevard. Every year on Memorial Day, they held a big parade with soldiers and boy scouts, music and drums. At the end of the parade, there would be an official ceremony with speeches and prayers. My father was invited every year to deliver a prayer at the event.

One year when I was young, I walked with him to the parade. Noticing the time, I said, “Dad, you’re going to be late.”

Uncharacteristically, he responded, “I want to be late.” This surprised me, because he was a meticulous person and a stickler for being on time. Read the rest of this entry »


NEW RELEASE! Pesach While You Sleep

March 13, 2017

“So! I hear you’re making Pesach for the first time?”

“Um. Yes. Hopefully, I mean. With lots of help from the One Above.”

“You’re not nervous or anything, are you?”

“Oh, no, not at all! Why would you think I was?”

“Really?! You’re not nervous or scared?”

“Nervous? Scared? Are you kidding? I’m just…absolutely petrified!!”

 

Let’s face it: making Pesach is major. And you have every right to be nervous about doing it, especially if you’re a newbie and have no idea where to start. And if you happen to be making a simchah right around the same time, too, or you’ll be hosting guests for Yom Tov—well, you have just as much of a right to be nervous about making Pesach!

But rather than fret and quail about how much you still have to cook and clean, and why are the kids eating cookies in a room you just cleaned, and why can’t you have more cleaning help, and why, oh, why, doesn’t your house come with a Pesach kitchen (or, once you’re at it, a self-cleaning feature for the whole place)—why not do something that will actually give you some relief?

By this, I mean: why not buy yourself the best present ever, the handy guide for Pesach-cooking-without-a-Pesach-kitchen, called Pesach While You Sleep?

Yes, you read that right. You can live like a mentch, without “turning over” two weeks before Pesach—even if you don’t have a Pesach kitchen and you do have a lot of people to cook for!

How? The method is explained clearly in this book. It’s easy to learn and easy to implement. And all it requires is the use of a couple slow-cookers, a folding table, and some basic supplies and ingredients!

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NEW RELEASE! I Can’t Wait for Shabbos!

March 10, 2017

“Shabbos is coming, we’re so happy, we’re gonna sing and shout out loud…”

It’s the same song every Friday, in every Jewish playgroup and preschool around the world. But b’mechilas kvodo of Uncle Moishy, who’s the undisputed king when it comes to catchy music for kids, it’s not just the song that sends ripples of excitement through all those little children week after week. It’s Shabbos itself, that magical day that uplifts and exhilarates us all, no matter how old or young we may be.

And when your kids are excited about something, you’re sure to be hearing about it all week long—quite literally. Which is why you’ll appreciate our new book, I Can’t Wait for Shabbos!

In this fun and very age-appropriate book for children, parents can read to their kids in rhyme what we do each day of the week for Shabbos, as our excitement for the special day builds up. Woven into the storyline of the book is what the great Shammai from the Mishnah would famously do, in his anticipation for Shabbos all week long.

For parents looking to instill in their kids a love for Shabbos, and for those looking to build on an already existing enthusiasm for the holy day—this is a book you’ll want to buy.

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Recent Release: The Lonely Shul

March 9, 2017

…I finished The Lonely Shul tonight. What a beauty! It was interesting to get to the bottom of who Luzer was. The part about him davening in the forest gave me chills… Thank you for providing me with an incredible reading experience that lifts me up each time anew and always gives me new perspectives on age-old Torah concepts…

Just another one of the many, many fan letters sent regarding Rabbi Gottesman’s books, and his latest novel, The Lonely Shul, is no exception! Beautifully written, uplifting, entertaining…The Lonely Shul fits right in with the rest of this immensely popular author’s works. Although this book was actually geared to tweens/teens, so many adults have read, enjoyed, and gained inspiration from it, that we, as the book’s publisher, simply throw up our hands and admit defeat: with Rabbi Gottesman’s books, there is no limiting audiences or genres; literally everything goes!

See what so many readers are wild about, and join the Gottesman fan bandwagon! Trust us, your reading pleasure will forever be enhanced!

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