Never Too Late

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New Artscroll’s eBook: “It’s Never Too Little; It’s Never Too Late; It’s Never Enough” by Rabbi Yissocher Frand

Rabbi Yissocher Frand, world-renowned rav, speaker, and author, knows how to keep his eyes open and ears attuned to the spiritual messages in everyday life. His clear vision, combined with his warmth, compassion, and, most important, his profound knowledge of the Torah’s wisdom, have given him the ability to understand the challenges of his fellow Jews – and help guide them to meet those challenges successfully.

The essays in It’s Never Too Little; It’s Never Too Late; It’s Never Enough are “pure Frand”: relevant, practical, often humorous and always wise. When Wall Street melts down, Rabbi Frand discovers how to turn an economic crisis into an opportunity for growth. While others complain about the “shidduch crisis” Rabbi Frand points out the misconceptions that have contributed to it, which must be eradicated if we are to solve the problem.

Whether it’s explaining how to love our neighbors as ourselves — even in traffic jams — or examining the games our egos like to play, Rabbi Frand patiently urges us, and shows us how, to become the best people we can be.

At the 11th Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi, Rabbi Frand electrified the more than 100,000 participants with his portrayal of our obligation to study Torah: “It’s never too little; it’s never too late; it’s never enough.” Now he shows us how to take this message of optimism, determination, and accomplishment and bring it into every facet of our lives.

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Yissocher Frand is an American Charedi Orthodox rabbi and author. He 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 hundreds of invited lectures over the past decades.

Frand is best known for his popular parsha shiurim (lectures). His weekly lectures, started in the late 1980s, are hosted live at the Agudath Yisrael synagogue in Baltimore, and are broadcast all over the world by the Torah Conferencing Networkin synagogues or Jewish community centers in over 70 cities in North America, Europe, Israel, South Africa, and Australia. The wide distribution of his lectures make them one of the best attended Jewish lectures in the world.Building on points from the weekly Torah reading, his lectures generally follow a particular style. He typically addresses a matter ofhalakha/Jewish law for the bulk of his lecture, while reserving the closing portion for a midrashic/homiletic talk which evinces an ethical or religious character. The Yad Yechiel Institute was founded to distribute audio recordings of Rabbi Frand’s lectures, and they are sold over the Internet and in Jewish bookstores everywhere. Project Genesis, a Jewish outreach organization, publishes the midrashic portions of his weekly talks online, and the distribution of these transcriptions via email have added to his popularity. Revised versions of these shiurim have been collected and republished in book form. Rabbi Frand also gives a popular yearly lecture before Yom Kippur known as his annual “Teshuva Drasha.”

Frand is a board member and frequent speaker on behalf of the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating the Jewish public on the laws of lashon hara (harmful speech). Rabbi Frand has also been a featured speaker multiple times at the Siyum HaShas, held once every seven-and-a-half years, the past few having taken place before sold-out crowds at major sporting venues in the New York metropolitan area.

In June 1993, a man entered the Ner Yisroel Beis Medrash and approached Rabbi Frand, while holding a brown bag. Upon reaching Rabbi Frand, he suddenly pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed the Rabbi. A melee ensued, with students rushing to Frand’s defense. Josh Adler, a Ner Yisroel student was injured by the assailant, as he attempted to defend Rabbi Frand. Eventually it emerged that the man was a mentally deranged individual, who had recently been released from a State institution. (source)

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Category: Judaism
Released: August 24, 2010
PublisherArtScroll / Mesorah Publications
Price: $11.99 (buy eBook)


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