Riding the successes of its fortuitous exposure at Costco earlier this year, the growing published library of legendary tales by Rabbi Yosef (“Uncle Yossi”) Goldstein OBM has leapt a new path to reaching even more Jewish readers.
Amazon.com’s popular Kindle, an e-reader used by millions of people, has today begun featuring the first three volumes of “Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Stories,” delivering over 60 unforgettable tales from the collection of story-time with Uncle Yossi straight to Kindles around the world (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Kindle). Drawn from the Midrash, Talmud, and Jewish lore, Uncle Yossi’s beloved stories instill a love of Hashem, love of the Torah, and love of the Jewish people, planting the seeds for fine character development and personal refinement.
“This space was a natural progression for the material, there are so many potential readers on Amazon.com’s Kindle Store, yet, surprisingly, almost no appropriate Jewish children’s titles,” says Zalman Goldstein, son of Uncle Yossi and publisher of the series. “Our father’s greatest drive was to reach children growing up in religiously-foreign environments and teach them basic Jewish concepts about Hashem, Torah, Hashgacha Protis, belief in Tzaddikim, in an approachable and pleasant manner. This was what he lived for and gave him the most joy, and by adding this incredibly large platform for him I know he’ll be ecstatic.”
The three published volumes of “Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Stories,” have sold and resold at Jewish bookstores worldwide, being reprinted by demand. The large-format, beautifully illustrated book “My Favorite Jewish Bedtime Stories,” released last year, has also enjoyed added success at Costco and other retailers and continues to penetrate across all religious and non-religious sectors.
“It is clear that the thirst for quality reading is enormous, and luckily, there are still many stories and lessons that our father has told that have not been published yet, including those he shared while hosting the “Tzivos Hashem on the Air” radio program spanning 10 years in the 1980’s,” continues Goldstein, who also publishes popular books and CD’s used by Chabad Houses around the world. “A fourth volume of “Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Stories” is in preparation, with more to follow IY”H. I am humbly grateful to be able to nourish the enduring force our father has established during his lifetime.
COLlive readers can purchase a special bundle of “Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Stories Gift Set” (all three volumes) for only $29.95, exclusively here.
Additionally, you can find the titles on the Kindle Store here.
More information at www.UncleYossi.com.