About the Author

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.

Living in the Dark

We need all the light we can get.

The Ultimate Chanukah Gift

Better than an iPod or a Play Station or a sweater.

Saving the Children

Four ways to prevent accidents at home.

Why Are Jews So Smart?

And does it really matter?

Averting Autopsies

Jewish law vs. State law -- who wins?

Why Not?

Two words changed everything.

Huckabee and the Holocaust

Do Jews own the word "Holocaust"?

California Ablaze

Why it is meaningful to you.

The Possible Dream

Sometimes dreams come true. And sometimes the truth becomes a dream.

Isn't Losing Wonderful?

Why defeat is better than victory.

Banning the Bible

Should prisoners be prohibited from learning Jewish texts?

From Parent to Parents: A Passover Letter

In a world dominated by distractions galore, Passover affords parents an opportunity to connect with their kids in a most meaningful and magical way.

The Right Way to Pray

One small tip to enhance your prayers

A Face in the Window

As Father's Day approaches, I am haunted by one most vivid and moving scene from my childhood.

Lifetime Membership

How to ruin your Rosh Hashana.

The Battle of the Bris

When parents disagree about circumcision.

One Hour at Wal-Mart

What I learned in 60 minutes at Life's SuperStore.

Stop the Cutting

Helping your teen eliminate self-injury.

Bottled or Tap?

One company leaks the truth.

The God Store

The spirituality of retail.


Big Brother may really be watching.

CNN, YouTube, and God

A public forum of a different kind.

Making Tisha B'Av Count

It's not just fasting and praying.

When My Kids Grow Up

What do you want them to do?

The Land of Lost Luggage

Your wandering suitcase does end up somewhere.

Too Many Choices

How many options do you need?

Human Shields

Innocent children die. Whose fault is that?

Hear the Quiet

In the era of Blackberries and Bluetooths, where can you find a vestige of absolute peace and quiet?

The Mystery of 1964

A child's shocking discovery of his father's painful past.

No Baggage

This Yom Kippur, leave the guilt at home.

Keep Dr. Death Behind Bars

Freed early for 'good behavior'?

The Jet Set Kids

Would you send your 8-year-old to camp via a private jet?

Building Your Own Temple

My 11-year-old daughter came a lot closer than most of us ever will to really understanding the true meaning of Tisha B'Av.

Just Say No

If Roy kicked the habit, you can too.

The Blame Game

Drunk driver's dad denies duty.

Honor Thy Elders

106 years old and still bowling?

Shavuot: Coming Together

Once upon a time, the Jewish People were really unified.

Alone Again, Naturally

My brush with anti-Semitism.

Immoral Detour

Would you swerve around a dying man?

Forgiving a Murderer

How should Cho be remembered?

Keep It Down!

Is wedding music out of control?

Under God's Canopy

In about 10 hours you will be a married man and Mommy and I will be doing the whimpering thing.

It's Not Me

Breaking out of our self-imposed confinements.

Technical Foul!

Let's save anti-semitism for the real thing.

To Tell the Truth...Sort of

Deceit and insincerity, both subtle and blatant, permeate our lives.Jaded, we either miss it or shrug it off. Neither reaction is acceptable.

To Run or Not to Run

John Edwards' painful decision

Passover: Keep It Simple

Matzah and the key to freedom.

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