About Us

About Yad Yechiel Institute…


Yad Yechiel Institute was founded in memory of Reb Yechiel ben Reb Nachman Dovid HaLeivi, Z’L. Its purpose is to make Torah learning available to the wider community.

About Rabbi Yissocher Frand…

Rabbi Yissocher Frand is one of the most popular lecturers of our time. No one surpasses his blend of Torah scholarship, humor, eloquence, passion and sensitivity. Wherever he speaks, rooms are filled to capacity. And as he speaks, the audience sits transfixed, absorbed, drinking in each carefully crafted phrase.

As a Rosh Yeshiva at Baltimore’s Yeshivas Ner Israel, Rabbi Frand educates hundreds of students and inspires to hold aloft the beacon light of Torah to a searching Jewish world. His depth and breadth of Talmudic and Halachic analysis have earned him the esteem of great Torah leaders.


Due to the enormous demand for his recorded lectures and shiurim, friends of Rabbi Frand founded the Yad Yechiel Institute to facilitate the distribution of his inspiring words. As a result Rabbi Frand’s CDs/MP3s can be found on every continent enjoyed by Jews of all backgrounds and levels. In addition to his recordings, Rabbi Frand has authored seven works: the well regarded Sefer Oholei Yissocher on the laws of mourning and eight books published by ArtScroll: Rabbi Yissocher Frand – In Print, Listen to Your Messages, Rabbi Frand on the Parsha, Rabbi Frand on the Parsha 2, An Offer You Can’t Refuse, It’s Never Too Little, It’s Never Too Late, and It’s Never Enough and the newly released Rabbi Frand on the Parsha 3. In them, the warm, witty, eloquence of Rabbi Frand’s lectures are captured with the transition from the spoken to the printed word being accomplished flawlessly.

Rabbi Frand has been invited to speak all over the world. from Amsterdam to Australia, from Jerusalem to Johannesburg. He has been a keynote speaker at the conventions of Agudath Israel of America and Torah U’mesorah. His keynote speech at the Siyum Hashas on August 1, 2012 at Met Life Stadium in front of a crowd of 93,000 people, is still reverberating among the hundreds of thousands of people who were inspired by it. Rabbi Frand’s message – keenly attuned to the needs of his audience and the state of K’lal Yisroel – is always timely.. and timeless.