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.


Mordechai’s Secret Weapon!

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

Not Kosher

The tale of the treif turkey.

Tipping Etiquette

Is it really necessary?

The 2 for 1 Moral Dilemma

Two guys walk into a hat store…

Helicopter Parenting

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

Infographic: 5 Tips on Raising a Happy Family

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

Just Smile

The shocking benefits of a simple smile.

5 Tips for Raising a Healthy Family

A magic recipe if you really practice them.

The $72 Million Hoax

Why are we so gullible?

Gossip & Capitulation

Two lessons from the Sony debacle.

Enthusiasm in Judaism

How to fight the blahs on Hanukkah.

Technology in the Bedroom

Help, my spouse is addicted to his smart phone!

Online Dating: Beware

Does it really lead to marriage?

Knowing When a Relationship is Over

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

My Knee Replacement

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

Top 3 Reasons Not to Retire

If possible, avoid it as long as possible.

Sukkot Is Here

Just be there and feel God’s presence.

Picking Up the Garbage

A paradigm shift for Yom Kippur.

What’s Hard for You to Do?

A Rosh Hashanah recipe for the soul.

Watch What You Say

Every single word can make a difference.

No Reclining

Is legroom on a plane a right?

Ultimate Waze

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

Ignore No More

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

Don’t Tell Me What To Do!

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

Why Don’t We Ask?

Don't be afraid to ask for advice.

Mostly Cloudy or Partly Sunny

Learn how to have a positive outlook on life.

Finding God in Gaza

A fresh look at God’s hand in the war in Gaza.

The Real Reason I Eat Kosher

And it‘s not because it’s more healthy.

On the War Front

Your small efforts can make the difference.

A 3-Step Formula for Unity

We all agree that we need to love each other. But how do you do it?

The Coolness Factor

Studies show that being cool at 13 doesn’t transfer into success at 23.

The Kidnapping in Israel

Focus your efforts on prayer. It makes a difference.

Elliot Rodger: Did Hollywood Make Him Do It?

Do violent messages actually cause murders?

Counting Jews

Do statistics really matter?

Anti-Semitism Global Study

Over ¼ of the world is anti-Semitic.

Holocaust Denial in 8th Grade

Someone needs to be punished.

The Rise of the Non-Affiliated

Why does religious affiliation continue to drop?

Top 3 Tech Rules for Your Kids

How to manage your kids’ tech life.

Say It at the Seder

One quick and easy thought.

Serving Halal in the Cafeteria

Does this conflict with bringing religion in public schools?

The Vanishing Plane

What if we can never explain it?

The Making of Noah

How accurate must a film be?

Purim & The Academy Awards

Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.

No Time to Think

My mother’s penetrating legacy.

Shaking Hands with Women

Would you support a candidate who doesn’t shake hands with the opposite sex?

Alcohol and Jews

It’s time to take this problem seriously.

How to Become a Minimalist

Sometimes less really is more.

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