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47 minutes | 10 hours ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 9: Interview with Bestselling Author Rabbi Yechiel Spero
Bestselling author Rabbi Yechiel Spero has enthralled readers and audiences across the world for two decades. Few people tell a story like Rabbi Spero does, as his style of writing and speaking, flavored with experience, fervor, and humility, make his vignettes a rich resource for all. In his latest offering, Rabbi Spero gives us a new understanding of Yosheiv Beseiser through his fascinating commentary and dozens of inspiring and unusual stories. This beautiful work opens our eyes and we see Hashem’s protective Arms around us, a Father shielding His children — and we are no longer afraid. [Purchase the book here.] In this compelling interview, Rabbi Spero offers his refreshing, candid and invigorating take on writing books, on reaching out to others, on his role as a mechanech, and so much more.
26 minutes | 24 days ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 8: Interview with Rabbi Eliezer Krohn
Rabbi Eliezer Krohn’s brand new A Woman’s Guide to Practical Halachah explores many important topics, with a focus on situations that women and girls face in their everyday lives. Topics covered include the halachos of daily living, Shabbos, each of the yamim tovim, preparing and kashering the kitchen for Pesach, the laws of yichud, tevillas keilim and many more. All halachos have been reviewed by Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum. Must a girl hear Kiddush on Shabbos? May she eat before Kiddush? Must a single girl light neiros Chanukah? How about giving mishloach manos? Is a woman or girl obligated to take the lulav and esrog on Succos? How does one light Shabbos candles in a hospital? Which parts of tefillah should women and girls recite? Written with great clarity, with source notes for further study, A Woman’s Guide to Practical Halachah is a book that Jewish women will refer to again and again. In this interview, Rabbi Krohn discusses his new work, while sharing fascinating memories of growing up in the home of his illustrious father, famed author and speaker Rabbi Paysach Krohn. To purchase the brand new A Woman’s Guide to Practical Halachah, CLICK HERE.
61 minutes | 25 days ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 7: Interview with The Living Legend: Rav Yitzchak David Grossman
How did the 21-year-old newlywed from Meah Shearim form an immediate bond with street kids, gangsters, and hardened prisoners? How did he transform a crime-ridden city into a place of hope, learning, and Torah? How did he begin with 18 boys who needed a home and create a vast empire of chesed for tens of thousands of children? How did Rav Yitzchak Dovid Grossman of Migdal HaEmek become a symbol of Jewish unity, revered by religious and non-religious alike, beloved by all of Klal Yisrael? How did he become a Living Legend? In the following fascinating interview, we learn some of what bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer captures in his brand new book, Living Legend, showing us the mesirus nefesh, compassion, vision and incredible siyata d’Shmaya that have always been a part of Rav Yitzchak Dovid Grossman’s life. And as we are entertained and engaged by these truly remarkable stories, we will also be learning just how he did it — through the incomparable power of absolute ahavas Yisrael. To purchase the new Living Legend book, CLICK HERE.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 6: Interview with Everyone’s Favorite Uncle, Uncle Moishy!
For over 45 years, Uncle Moishy has entertained, inspired, and educated. Moish Tannenbaum takes his job quite seriously, and amazingly, after all these years, he has not lost a step. In honor of the release of a brand new bestselling storybook and music album, Inside ArtScroll sat down with Uncle Moishy, giving us an exclusive inside look behind the Jewish world’s most well-known entertainer, taking a trip down memory lane and learning about what keeps everyone’s favorite uncle going. It’s an uplifting conversation full of insight and inspiration. To purchase the new Uncle Moishy book and album, CLICK HERE.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 5: An Exclusive Look Inside the Home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky
Rabbi Shai Graucher is a popular author who has brought Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s teachings to the English-speaking public in works such as his five-volume Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Chumash, Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Zemiros, and his brand new release, Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Tehillim. Reb Shai is a member of Rav Chaim’s inner circle and a fixture in his home, serving as a conduit for countless communications with the gadol hador. Almost no one outside of Rav Chaim’s family is as familiar with the goings-on at 23 Rechov Rashbam as Reb Shai is. In honor of the release of his brand new volume, Inside ArtScroll welcomed Reb Shai, who had traveled in to the United States from Israel, to discuss his latest work and share fascinating firsthand stories and accounts about Rav Chaim. This interview is enthralling, captivating and uplifting. Enjoy! To purchase the new Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Tehillim, CLICK HERE.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 4: A Fascinating Look at Producing “The Mishkan”
ArtScroll’s Kleinman Edition Mishkan DVD was a groundbreaking computer program that brought the Mishkan and the Bigdei Kehunah to life. The Kleinman Edition Mishkan sefarim in Hebrew and English, with their high-resolution photorealistic images and clear, detailed explanations, have become the standard in homes, schools, and shuls throughout the world, used by gedolei Yisrael and children, laymen and talmidei chachamim. This Inside ArtScroll interview gives us a fascinating glimpse of how they were produced. Chananya Kramer of Kol-Rom Multimedia and ArtScroll’s Rabbi Avrohom Biderman join to give us the exciting behind-the-scenes story and share some interesting factoids. So join the trip as they take us from Brooklyn to New Orleans, Baltimore to the Ukraine, to create these amazing projects. This interview was conducted in time for the current parshiyos hashovua, which discuss the design and construction of the Mishkan and the Bigdei Kehunah. To purchase The Mishkan book, CLICK HERE.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 3: The Murder of 6,000,000 Through the Eyes of One: Interview with Rabbi Yosef C. Golding
On the eve of Auschwitz Liberation Day (January 27, 1945), this newest episode of Inside ArtScroll (Episode 2:3) features an interview with Rabbi Yosef C. Golding, author of the best-selling Holocaust chronicle, Faith Amid the Flames: The story of Reb Yosef Friedenson and the Kiddush Hashem he witnessed and created. In this episode, host Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger speaks to Rabbi Golding about his late father-in-law and the world-wide reaction to this book, as well as the lessons he gained from his decades at Agudath Israel of America, as Executive Director of RCCS, and as COO of the Siyum Hashas. This is an important conversation for now, and for all generations to come.To purchase Faith Amid the Flames, CLICK HERE.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 2: Rav Yaakov Bender’s New Sefer – and His Belief in Every Person’s Greatness
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features an interview with Rav Yaakov Bender, rosh yeshivah of Yeshivah Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway. Rav Bender has just released a new sefer, Rav Yaakov Bender on Chumash, exploring many of the Chumash’s timely and contemporary messages of strength, hope and chizuk. He begins with an insight on the parashah, and then shows us how the eternal and holy words of the Chumash are so relevant to us.Rav Bender believes in you. And in me. And in every Jew.He believes in our potential for greatness. In our capacity to face challenges with joy and courage. In our ability to change, to grow, to achieve. And he knows that all these things come from the spirit and power of the Torah and the beis medrash.In his new sefer, as he discusses in this enlightening interview, he gently helps us find our own strengths and reach ever higher.And he tells stories. So many stories! Rav Bender shares personal memories of his illustrious family. He brings us rare and often unknown stories about the gedolim we know and revere. We know Rav Bender as a gifted mechanech, a distinguished talmid chacham, a visionary rosh yeshivah, a man completely devoted to his talmidim. We admire his warmth, his passion, and the love he has for Klal Yisrael. Experience all this – and more! – in this interview, and in the new sefer, which can be purchased HERE.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Season 2 Episode 1: What is the Zera Shimshon Phenomenon All About?
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features an interview with Rabbi Binyomin Paskesz, who has made it his mission to spread the Torah of the author of Zera Shimshon, Rav Shimshon Chaim Nachmani, who made a promise over two hundred years ago to those who learn his sefarim that they will be blessed with "children, praise, health, parnassah wealth, and honor.”This interview highlights the newly-released ArtScroll Zera Shimshon on Chumash, translated and elucidated, the first of a ten-volume monumental project. Rabbi Paskesz provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the Zera Shimshon phenomenon has taken off, how he got involved, and how the beautiful insights of the Zera Shimshon are changing lives. You can purchase the new elucidated Zera Shimshon HERE.
65 minutes | 4 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 18: How Did Two Public School Kids Start the Largest Torah Website?
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features an interview with brothers Shimon Kolyakov and Rubin Kolyakov, founders of TorahAnytime.com, the world’s largest Torah website. In this interview, we are given an inside look at how, in 2006, Shimon and Rubin, both of the Queens, NY Bukharian community, started TorahAnytime in order to give people the ability to experience Torah classes wherever they were, whenever they wanted. Today, TorahAnytime is the largest library of originally recorded Torah videos in the world, with 120,000+ Torah videos from more than 1,000 different speakers. Shimon and Rubin’s history is fascinating, and the details of how these two unlikely Torah ambassadors came to be involved in the largest online Torah dissemination effort are captivating. Sit back and enjoy!
61 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 17: At the Top of Jewish Radio for 40 Years…How Does Nachum Segal Do It?
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features an interview with Jewish radio legend Nachum Segal. Nachum has hosted his Jewish Moments in the Morning - commonly abbreviated as JM in the AM – program since September 1983…and he hasn’t lost a step. Nachum’s presentation of music, news, and community events has accompanied tens of thousands of listeners through their morning routine for decades. When not behind the radio microphone, Nachum can be found serving as master of ceremonies for major concerts and Jewish events. As the Nachum Segal Network continues to make its mark on Jewish life, Inside ArtScroll sat down with the iconic radio personality for a candid, fun, refreshing and entertaining conversation. Enjoy!
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 16: Why Did a Lawyer Write an Index on Shas?
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features Daniel Retter, an attorney by profession, who undertook to compile a complete index of the entire Shas. The newly expanded and updated Hebrew HaMafteach® HaChadash, encompassing all of Shas Bavli and Mishnayos in one volume, has received the approbation of Rav Chaim Kanievsky, Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, and other Torah leaders, who recognized its magnificence in enabling anyone – man, woman or child – to locate virtually every topic, saying, anecdote, maxim, parable, significant subject matter, Talmudic and rabbinical law, Biblical exegesis, and Biblical and Talmudic personalities mentioned in Shas Bavli and Mishnayos. HaMafteach® HaChadash includes 78,102 subject matter entries and sub-entries, with 92,400 Talmudic and Mishnayos sources. In this interview, we find out why Mr. Retter, whose vocation involves legalities related to immigration and real estate, made this endeavor – indexing all of Shas – his life’s passion. He shares interesting anecdotes, including Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s fascinating response upon looking something up in HaMafteach®.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 15: The Power of Nishmas with Rabbi Yisroel Besser
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features Rabbi Yisroel Besser, renowned writer and biographer, who has just released a new volume on Nishmas. For the first time ever in English, Rabbi Besser gives us a whole new understanding of the magnificent words of this tefillah, with a sweeping, fresh and contemporary commentary, full of enlightening stories and insights that illustrate the many concepts discussed in Nishmas. In this interview, Rabbi Besser takes us behind the scenes, sharing some fascinating insights shared by Rav Chaim Kanievsky specifically for this new publication. With this book, you can join the “Nishmas army,” those committed to saying Nishmas regularly, a concept suggested by Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky, who’d received the tradition from her revered father-in-law, the Steipler Gaon. Rabbi Besser discusses the secrets of prayer itself hidden within the words of this tefillah, thanksgiving and entreaty merging in every line and phrase.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 14: Great Jewish Journeys with Rabbi Moshe Bamberger
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features Rabbi Moshe Bamberger, a respected scholar and educator, who has enthralled thousands of readers with his books on Great Jewish Letters, Speeches, Photographs, Classics, and Artifacts. Now, in his latest book, just released this week, he uses his rare talent of capturing a person, an era, or a historical event through a brief story or evocative photograph, to bring to life the greatest people and epochs of Jewish history. Great Jewish Journeys - a spiritual travel guide to kivrei tzaddikim and Torah landmarks around the world - includes hundreds of photographs, artifacts, postcards and artwork. It provides fascinating facts and stories about each destination. Rabbi Bamberger discusses his experiences during his formative years and his authorship of bestselling books.
70 minutes | 6 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 13: Farbreng and Shmooze with Joey Newcomb
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features something entirely different and unique, as host Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger welcomed singer and composer Joey Newcomb. Far from a conventional interview, Joey treats us to fascinating insights about his life and his musical journey, while often joining with the host in filling the studio with music, singing songs both new and old. Amidst humor and some good laughs, Joey shares his messages of boundless positivity, hope, inspiration, ahavas Hashem and mi ke’amcha Yisroel. You’re in for a treat. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 12: Rabbi Dov Keilson
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features an interview with Rabbi Dov Keilson, author of the new book, Open Your Eyes – Seeing Hashem Everywhere. Rabbi Keilson shows us how to open our eyes to appreciate Hashem's magnificent world and reap the unimaginable benefits of living with bechinah.For decades, Rabbi Keilson, mashgiach ruchani of Yeshiva Darchei Torah, has studied the concept of bechinah, which leads to authentic gratitude, deep emunah, and the incomparable happiness of living with Hashem’s Presence in our lives on a day-to-day basis. Watch this uplifting conversation – and Open Your Eyes to a whole new way of living.
63 minutes | 6 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 11: Naftali Horowitz
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features a special interview with Naftali Horowitz, Managing Director and Financial Advisor with J.P. Morgan and author of the brand new book, You…Revealed. As a managing director of the nation’s largest investment bank, Naftali has learned a lot about the nature of success. He is also a man with a mission: to help Jews in any way he can. And help them he does, guiding tens of thousands of people to a greater understanding of themselves, their challenges, and their hidden potential, both in face-to-face meetings and in his popular lectures. You…Revealed is not a typical self-help book for people looking for financial success - though it will certainly help them achieve that goal. Rather, it draws upon a wide range of Torah sources to help us discover our mission and purpose in life. You…Revealed combines profound Torah wisdom and time-tested mussar techniques with piercing psychological insights and fascinating true-life examples. It shows us how to achieve success while living lives of tranquility and contentment. Learn about this – and more! – in this compelling conversation.
38 minutes | 7 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 10: Rabbi Avrohom Biderman
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features an interview with Rabbi Avrohom Biderman, a longtime editor at ArtScroll/Mesorah, author of The Mishkan/Tabernacle, and editor of The Milstein Edition Chumash with the Teachings of the Talmud. In this episode, host Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger speaks to Rabbi Biderman about this groundbreaking Chumash project now complete in five volumes, as well as his memories from his decades at the world’s premier Torah publishing house. This is a conversation you will thoroughly enjoy.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 9: Rabbi Yaakov Bijou
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features a special sit-down with Rabbi Yaakov Bijou, along with Mickey, Judah and Morris, three wonderful students from Yeshivat Shaarei Torah of Flatbush. Rabbi Bijou is the author of Let’s Talk Living Emunah, a book designed to get children, parents, and teachers speaking to each other about emunah! Let's Talk Living Emunah contains short and engaging stories, adapted from the bestselling Living Emunah series by Rabbi David Ashear, allowing children and adults to explore the wonders of Hashem's world and His Hashgachah Pratis. In this episode, host Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger, Rabbi Bijou and the three boys conduct a “Let’s Talk Living Emunah” conversation from the pages of this unique book - talking, and living, emunah. Watch – and be engaged.
19 minutes | 8 months ago
Inside ArtScroll Episode 8 - Rabbi David Ashear
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features an interview with Rabbi David Ashear, author of the best-selling Living Emunah series, whose books have sold over 200,000 copies. Rabbi Ashear is a renowned speaker and a rabbi at the Yad Yosef Torah Center in Brooklyn. In his books and lectures, Rabbi Ashear shares powerful inspiration for achieving a life of serenity, happiness and tranquility through the acceptance of faith in Hashem and His goodness. His messages have transformed the lives of tens of thousands of people across the world. In this interview, Rabbi Ashear provides an inside look at the Living Emunah journey, showing how the power of emunah can support and guide us even in these dark times.
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