About the Author


Rabbi Yissocher Frand

Rabbi Yissocher Frand is a senior lecturer at Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, MD. Raised in Seattle, Washington, he attended Ner Yisrael as a student and progressed to become a maggid shiur (lecturer). He is well known within the Orthodox Jewish community as a skilled orator and has given thousands of invited lectures over the past decades. Click here to purchase one of Rabbi Frand's books or CDs.


The Problem Is In The Ear

Six years is more than enough for a Jew to be an eved Ivri, an indentured servant to another Jew....

The Truth Seekers

Moshe and his wife Tzipporah, the daughter of Yisro, had two sons. The names of the children tell...

Financial Wisdom

While the Jewish people were busy gathering the treasures of Egypt, in fulfillment of Hashem's...

The Message of the Firstborn

The last and most spectacular of the plagues was the plague of the firstborn, during which Hashem...

The Measure of Goodness

Moses' first visit to Pharaoh did not turn out exactly as he had expected. As the messenger of God...

True Greatness

And the king of Egypt said to the midwives, one of whom was named Shifrah and the other Puah....

The Precious Final Moments

The messenger came from Goshen and reported to Yosef, "Behold, your father is sick"...

Short and Sharp Rebuke

And Yosef said to his brothers, "I am Yosef. Is my father still alive?" And the brothers...

Hanukkah All Over Again

Popular wisdom contends that "the more things change, the more they stay the same." The...

In the Spotlight

Reuven heard, and he rescued [Yosef] from them, and he said, "Let us not murder him."...

The Name of the Angel

And Yaakov asked, and said, "What is your name please?" and [the angel] replied,...

The Up-and-Down Ladder

And behold, there was a ladder, planted on the ground, its top reached into the heavens. (Gen....

Past and Present Love

"And Yitzchak loved Eisav, for the game he put in his mouth, but Rivkah loves Yaakov"...

Avraham's Very Hard Day

According to tradition (Avos 5:3), God put Avraham to the test ten times, and he passed them all...

Refinement Without Fear

The trouble began when Avraham introduced his wife Sarah to the people of Gerar as his sister. One...

Small Deeds, Great Rewards

When the kings of Mesopotamia overran Sodom and Amorrah, the Torah tells us (Bereishit 14:13) that...

The Fruits of Indulgence

What exactly did the people of the Generation of the Flood (Dor Hamabul) do to deserve such a...

Adam: A Work in Progress

The meaning of the name Adam defines the essence of what it means to be human.

Marriage: From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Lessons from the first marriage in history.

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