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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.

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?


Not Kosher

Not Kosher

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The tale of the treif turkey.


Tipping Etiquette

Tipping Etiquette

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Is it really necessary?


The 2 for 1 Moral Dilemma

The 2 for 1 Moral Dilemma

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Two guys walk into a hat store…


Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter Parenting

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Would you let your kids, 10 and 6, walk home alone from a park a mile away?


5 Tips on Raising a Happy Family

5 Tips on Raising a Happy Family

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An infographic that could change your life if you put it into practice.


Just Smile

Just Smile

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The shocking benefits of a simple smile.


5 Tips for Raising a Healthy Family

5 Tips for Raising a Healthy Family

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A magic recipe if you really practice them.


The $72 Million Hoax

The $72 Million Hoax

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Why are we so gullible?


Gossip & Capitulation

Gossip & Capitulation

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Two lessons from the Sony debacle.


Enthusiasm in Judaism

Enthusiasm in Judaism

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How to fight the blahs on Hanukkah.


Technology in the Bedroom

Technology in the Bedroom

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Help, my spouse is addicted to his smart phone!


Online Dating: Beware

Online Dating: Beware

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Does it really lead to marriage?


Where Was God During the Har Nof Massacre?

Where Was God During the Har Nof Massacre?

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It’s okay to ask this question.


Knowing When a Relationship is Over

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

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Despite our hopes that this is "the one," we sometimes need to just move on.


My Knee Replacement

My Knee Replacement

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No one told me it was going to be this painful. They should have.


Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

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If possible, avoid it as long as possible.


Sears’ Swastika Ring

Sears’ Swastika Ring

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Is an apology enough?


Sukkot Is Here

Sukkot Is Here

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Just be there and feel God’s presence.


Picking Up the Garbage

Picking Up the Garbage

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A paradigm shift for Yom Kippur.


What’s Hard for You to Do?

What’s Hard for You to Do?

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A Rosh Hashanah recipe for the soul.


Watch What You Say

Watch What You Say

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Every single word can make a difference.


No Reclining

No Reclining

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Is legroom on a plane a right?


Ultimate Waze

Ultimate Waze

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How to know you’re on the best route in life.


Ignore No More

Ignore No More

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Forcing your kids to answer your calls. Is it a good idea?


Don’t Tell Me What To Do!

Don’t Tell Me What To Do!

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What is government’s role in dictating to parents how to parent?