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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.

The Lost Treasures

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"So, what do you do with your miles?"


175,000 Rubber Bands

175,000 Rubber Bands

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Maybe it's not so trivial after all...


You're Mistaken

You're Mistaken

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The challenge of accepting criticism.


Two Kids Need Your Help

Two Kids Need Your Help

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Here's what you can do...


Where Was God At The NYC Marathon

Where Was God At The NYC Marathon

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Was He tracking the track stars?


My Modem Speaks

My Modem Speaks

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Sometimes speed can make things slower.


Tired of Waiting

Tired of Waiting

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We don't have to accept unnecessary waiting.


The Veneer On Venice Beach

The Veneer On Venice Beach

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Local residents reveal their true colors...


Lidle Lessons

Lidle Lessons

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Some dead people are more important than others.


Spanking: Is it okay?

Spanking: Is it okay?

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It's USA Today vs. The Torah


The Smallest Sukkah in Berlin

The Smallest Sukkah in Berlin

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What would you risk to build a Sukkah?


Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life

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Sometimes it's just not worth it.


The Final Week of Year

The Final Week of Year

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Above all, don't get distracted (2 min.)


For Just One Week

For Just One Week

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What would you like to do for just one week?


Poland Video Log Part 8: Final Thoughts

Poland Video Log Part 8: Final Thoughts

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Reflections on the Holocaust from the Jewish Quarter of Krakow.


You're On the Air!

You're On the Air!

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Imagine how careful you'd be if those around you were watching, listening, and analyzing your every word. Guess what? They probably are.


Poland Video Log Part 7: The Barracks

Poland Video Log Part 7: The Barracks

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Next time you're having a bad day, think of Barracks-3.


Poland Video Log Part 6: Auschwitz

Poland Video Log Part 6: Auschwitz

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Where cattle cars brought 1.2 million Jews for extermination.


Poland Video Log Part 5: Yeshiva in Lublin

Poland Video Log Part 5: Yeshiva in Lublin

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The Nazis burned our books, but could not extinguish our souls.


Poland Video Log Part 4: The Best Job in Majdanek

Poland Video Log Part 4: The Best Job in Majdanek

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Cutting the grass underneath an electrified fence.


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)


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