This is a book that will open eyes and penetrate hearts. It will influence behavior and elevate aspirations. It will make a positive difference in people’s lives. The author knows what bothers people. He deals with troubling and vital issues: the modern scourge of cynicism, parentÆs struggle with shidduchim, the tension between a Torah life and a ôbottom lineö society, preservation of life in an HMO-dominated society. Rabbi Frand finds these issues in the wellsprings of the Torah, halachah, and the profound ideas of our sages and teachers. He articulates them in a way that will ease the hearts of multitudes that seek constructive guidance.