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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.

Poland Video Log Part 3: Warsaw Ghetto

Poland Video Log Part 3: Warsaw Ghetto

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The systematic destruction of Poland's largest Jewish community.


Poland Video Log Part 2: Shoes

Poland Video Log Part 2: Shoes

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In Majdanek: One barrack. 200,000 shoes.


Poland Video Log #1: At Treblinka Death Camp

Poland Video Log #1: At Treblinka Death Camp

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The world's biggest graveyard.


Balls of Fire!

Balls of Fire!

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One soccer fan goes just a bit too far... (2 min.)


Smorgasbord with Buffet

Smorgasbord with Buffet

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How much would you pay to have lunch with a billionaire? (2 min.)


The Great Cell Phone Crisis

The Great Cell Phone Crisis

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New and improved or good ole' reliable? (2 min.)


On Top of the World

On Top of the World

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Everest...a life or death decision (2 min.)


Was Einstein Happy?

Was Einstein Happy?

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How smart would you like to be? (2 min.)


Earthquakes, Hasidim and Alarm Clocks

Earthquakes, Hasidim and Alarm Clocks

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What will it take to wake YOU up? (2 min.)


Peering Through the Rainbow

Peering Through the Rainbow

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I found my pot o' gold in the place I least expected to.


A 2006 Graduation Message

A 2006 Graduation Message

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What message would you leave them with? (2 min.)


Friends Don't Grow on Trees

Friends Don't Grow on Trees

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Why are some people blessed with wonderful, caring friends while others seem destined for loneliness?


Humanitarian Aid: Is It Really Helpful?

Humanitarian Aid: Is It Really Helpful?

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Helping those in need may not always be right (2 min.)


What A Waste

What A Waste

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What's in your garbage pail? (2 min.)


Fill 'Er Up

Fill 'Er Up

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Your chance to end the gas crisis... (2 min.)


Separate Gender Education

Separate Gender Education

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Old-fashioned or New & Improved?


Where Are You Right Now?

Where Are You Right Now?

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How do you spend your time at work?


Your New Seder Companion

Your New Seder Companion

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Here's a simple idea that can transform your Seder experience.


Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

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Think you're having a rough day? Think again.


Play Ball

Play Ball

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Opening Day: What's all the noise about? (2 min.)


Hatred at Harvard

Hatred at Harvard

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New players with old tunes join the 'Blame the Jews' team. (2 min.)


Thank You, Dr. Sultan

Thank You, Dr. Sultan

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One woman speaks her mind. (2 min.)


Spiritual Flight Insurance

Spiritual Flight Insurance

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Is your pilot really 'good to go'? (2 min.)


The Heavenly Blizzard

The Heavenly Blizzard

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Is your Weatherman really a False Prophet? (2 min.)


Taking Pot Shots at Cheney

Taking Pot Shots at Cheney

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When is a double standard okay? (2 min.)


Shop n' Drop

Shop n' Drop

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How much is a little sleep worth to you? (2min.)


Cartoon Craziness

Cartoon Craziness

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Does freedom of expression have limits? (1min. 40sec)


So What if She's Older than Me?

So What if She's Older than Me?

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Three weeks ago I did something I have never ever done before. I danced at a cemetery.


Will Hamas go Broke?

Will Hamas go Broke?

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What happens when the money dries up? (1min. 45sec)


The Misleading Memoir

The Misleading Memoir

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Oprah comes clean. Sort of. (3 min)


Re-claiming Kabbalah

Re-claiming Kabbalah

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Don't believe what you read. (2 min. 31 sec)


All Together Now

All Together Now

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What can we do to nurture Jewish unity? (2 min. 11 sec)


Sabbath: Day to Pray or Day to Play?

Sabbath: Day to Pray or Day to Play?

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Who decides Community Center policy? (2 min. 27 sec)


Salomon Says: Unfriendly Skies

Salomon Says: Unfriendly Skies

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Are rules meant to be broken? (2 min. 30 sec)


Salomon Says: When Kids Curse

Salomon Says: When Kids Curse

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Are they breaking the law or just letting off steam? (2 min. 24 sec)


Salomon Says: Creationism Vs. Evolution

Salomon Says: Creationism Vs. Evolution

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Does it belong in our classrooms? What's your opinion? (1 min. 55 sec)


Travels with My Ego

Travels with My Ego

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Rising above life's ups and downs.


Salomon Says: The Great Google Rebellion

Salomon Says: The Great Google Rebellion

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Can't live with it; can't live without it (2 min. 11 sec)


Salomon Says: Target Practice

Salomon Says: Target Practice

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How much charity is really enough? (1 min. 36 sec)


Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

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Putting your "emergencies" to the ultimate test. (1 min. 39 sec)


Out of School

Out of School

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An 8th grader pleads for understanding.


What's Hiding in Your Freezer

What's Hiding in Your Freezer

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Priorities, priorities, priorities... isn't that what it's all about? (1 min. 29 sec)


Plan B

Plan B

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Relax. Just because our plans don't work out, doesn't mean that failure and disappointment are inevitable.


Zaidy Says Hello

Zaidy Says Hello

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Advice to my newborn grandson on his first day on Earth.


Confessions of a Reject

Confessions of a Reject

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Every aspect of our lives is a breeding ground for potential rejection. We better find ways to deal with it.


In the Waiting Room

In the Waiting Room

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What do you do while you wait for the doctor in the waiting room?


What The Angel Taught You

What The Angel Taught You

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Seven keys to life fulfillment.


An Open Letter to God

An Open Letter to God

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Dear God, we may not need to know "Why?" But we do need to know "When?"


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