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Rabbi Yaakov Salomon

Rabbi Yaakov Salomon, C.S.W. is a noted psychotherapist, in private practice in Brooklyn, N.Y. for over 25 years. He is a Senior Lecturer and the Creative Director of Aish Hatorah's Discovery Productions. He is also an editor and author for the Artscroll Publishing Series and a member of the Kollel of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath.

Rabbi Salomon is co-author, with Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of the best selling book "What the Angel Taught You; Seven Keys to Life Fulfillment," (Mesorah), and is also the co-producer of the highly-acclaimed film, "Inspired."

Click here to order Yaakov Salomon's new book, Salomon Says: 50 Stirring and Stimulating Stories.

In these marvelous stories -- brimming with wit, understanding, a touch of irony and a large helping of authentic Torah perspective -- we will walk with a renowned and experienced psychotherapist and popular author through the pathways of contemporary life: its crowded sidewalks, its pedestrian malls, and the occasional dead end street. This is a walk through our lives that will be fun, entertaining -- and eye-opening. In our full -- sometimes overfull -- and complex lives, Yaakov Salomon is a welcome and much-needed voice of sanity and reason.

His speaking, writing and musical talents have delighted audiences from Harvard to Broadway and everything in between. Rabbi Salomon shares his life with his wife, Temmy, and their unpredictable family.

Salomon Says... Farewell

Salomon Says... Farewell

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This is my last blog. It’s time to say good bye.


Wanna Be an Astronaut?

Wanna Be an Astronaut?

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Why did NASA receive a record number of astronaut applications?


Think Crime Doesn’t Pay? Think Again

Think Crime Doesn’t Pay? Think Again

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Get $9000 for not committing a crime.


3 Ways to Stop Self-Pity

3 Ways to Stop Self-Pity

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After all, pity is really just counterfeit love.


9th Graders Exposed to Anti-Semitic Film

9th Graders Exposed to Anti-Semitic Film

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An apology isn’t enough.


4 Best Ways to Help Lonely People

4 Best Ways to Help Lonely People

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Loneliness is a very serious issue. Here's what you can do to help.


The Great Blizzard of 2016

The Great Blizzard of 2016

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New York is getting whacked! Who expected this?


Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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Now you can actually hire a service and get someone else do it for you.


Republishing Mein Kampf

Republishing Mein Kampf

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After 70 years, does it belong back on the shelves?


Why the U.S. Ranks Only #15th Happiest Country

Why the U.S. Ranks Only #15th Happiest Country

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It all has to do with the Golden Triangle of Happiness.


Happiness Amidst Tragedy

Happiness Amidst Tragedy

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It’s been a difficult week. How do we deal with it?


Why are White Middle-Aged Men Dying More?

Why are White Middle-Aged Men Dying More?

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A shocking new study reveals why there’s an increase in mortality rates for the first time in 100 years.


4 Tips to Help Decision Making

4 Tips to Help Decision Making

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These really work for me.


Hanukkah: The Holiday of Hope

Hanukkah: The Holiday of Hope

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The power of one tiny flame.


The 3 Worst Things to Say to Someone in Pain

The 3 Worst Things to Say to Someone in Pain

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Don’t cause them more grief.


Jonathan Pollard’s Release

Jonathan Pollard’s Release

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Imagine his first Shabbat as a free man.


Digital Detox

Digital Detox

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Unplugging is no longer just a good idea.


Bad Day for Bacon

Bad Day for Bacon

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But a good day for the Jews?


Death & The World Series

Death & The World Series

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Would you tell the pitcher before the big game that his father died?


Taking a Sick Day when You’re Ok

Taking a Sick Day when You’re Ok

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A solution to the ethical dilemma


Why I Wear a Scarf

Why I Wear a Scarf

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And it’s not what you think…


BBC Headline Shocker

BBC Headline Shocker

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The BBC’s initial report on the recent Israeli murders left me speechless.


Sukkot Today: The Protection Racket

Sukkot Today: The Protection Racket

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We need protection, now more than ever.


How to Prepare for Yom Kippur

How to Prepare for Yom Kippur

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This practical tip can change your Yom Kippur experience.


Rosh Hashanah: Day of Joy or Day of Judgment?

Rosh Hashanah: Day of Joy or Day of Judgment?

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The importance of being part of the Jewish people.


A Tribute to a Man You Don’t Know

A Tribute to a Man You Don’t Know

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The startling legacy of Matis Friesel.


How to Stop Worrying

How to Stop Worrying

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One insight that makes a real difference.


The Secret Slant of the Mezuzah

The Secret Slant of the Mezuzah

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Ever wonder why it’s placed on a slant?


Pollard: One Stark Reminder

Pollard: One Stark Reminder

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Jonathan Pollard’s lesson to the Jewish People.


When Adult Kids Live at Home

When Adult Kids Live at Home

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4 necessary rules for parents.


The Frame Game

The Frame Game

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One simple game can change how you judge people.


Samsung, Shame on You

Samsung, Shame on You

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Anti-Jewish smear campaign rears its ugly head.


Does God Care who Wins a Sporting Event?

Does God Care who Wins a Sporting Event?

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Yes He does. And here’s why…


Solitude

Solitude

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5 reasons to spend more time alone.


App Run Amok

App Run Amok

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New App tells you who your real friends are!


Are You Raising a Narcissist?

Are You Raising a Narcissist?

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4 ways to prevent this dreaded character disorder.


Top 3 Challenges Facing the Jewish People Today

Top 3 Challenges Facing the Jewish People Today

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Make your own list and do something about it.


What Warren Buffett & Yaakov Salomon Have in Common

What Warren Buffett & Yaakov Salomon Have in...

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How much would you pay to charity to have lunch with me?


The Perfect Graduation Gift

The Perfect Graduation Gift

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It can't be bought in a store.


Did God Write the Torah?

Did God Write the Torah?

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A two-minute argument for Shavuot.


4 Signs You’re Annoying People

4 Signs You’re Annoying People

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And what you can do about it.


The Jerusalem Shabbat Bus Controversy

The Jerusalem Shabbat Bus Controversy

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Don’t throw Shabbat under the bus.


Money & Happiness

Money & Happiness

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Money cannot buy happiness… with one exception.


You in One Word

You in One Word

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Sum up who you are using one, single word.


3 Secrets to a Worry-Free Life

3 Secrets to a Worry-Free Life

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Yes, it CAN be done.


Sy Syms & Passover

Sy Syms & Passover

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Lessons on freedom from a departed entrepreneur.


The Chris Borland Story

The Chris Borland Story

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A powerful reminder that money isn’t everything.


Gen. Petraeus & Prison

Gen. Petraeus & Prison

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What’s the Torah perspective?


Poll Shocker

Poll Shocker

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Majority of secular Israelis are ready to study Torah.


Mordechai’s Secret Weapon!

Mordechai’s Secret Weapon!

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How did he get the Jewish people to listen and help save the day?