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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.

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Let the preparations begin!


Watching the Bible

Watching the Bible

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14 million people tuned in. Can they get turned on?


Where Have All the Lawyers Gone?

Where Have All the Lawyers Gone?

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Applications are way down. Do you care?


Upside Down Purim

Upside Down Purim

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Has Yaakov Salomon lost his mind?


Remembering the Columbia Disaster

Remembering the Columbia Disaster

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One troubling moral dilemma remains…


Anti-Muslim Marketing

Anti-Muslim Marketing

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Anti-Muslim ads fill the NYC subways. Good idea?


Twin Brothers Put to Death

Twin Brothers Put to Death

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The slippery slope of euthanasia. A shocking case.


Buddy, Can You Keep It Down?

Buddy, Can You Keep It Down?

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Is there a nice way to tell strangers to be quiet?


My Integrity Challenge

My Integrity Challenge

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How far does honesty go?


My Vote for Jew of the Year

My Vote for Jew of the Year

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A rather surprising selection.


Jewish Person of the Year

Jewish Person of the Year

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Who has contributed the most to the Jewish people this year?


Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

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Is it okay to tell your friend to lose weight?


Hanukkah: Why 8 Days?

Hanukkah: Why 8 Days?

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The special meaning of the number 8 in Judaism.


Playing God

Playing God

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How far would you go in using medical technology to enhance your life?


The Petraeus Profile

The Petraeus Profile

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How we can understand why this happened.


Pictures Don't Smell

Pictures Don't Smell

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Finding a way to help Sandy’s victims.


Taking Sandy Personally

Taking Sandy Personally

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The true answer to, “What does it all mean?”


The Presidential Debates

The Presidential Debates

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Do our preconceived notions prevent us from really listening?


Post-Holiday Blues

Post-Holiday Blues

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How to keep growing spiritually after the holiday blitz.


Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

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Experience the sheer joy of being Jewish and celebrate.


Yom Kippur Exercise

Yom Kippur Exercise

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It can transform your life.


Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

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Our prayers can make a difference.


The El Al Blunder

The El Al Blunder

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Should you give that ticket back?


Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

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It’s time to get out of your comfort zone.


Who Are Your Real Friends?

Who Are Your Real Friends?

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Might it be your own kids?


Synagogue Dues

Synagogue Dues

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Can’t live with them. Can’t survive without them.


Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants

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Being smart is overrated.


Is Happiness a Luxury?

Is Happiness a Luxury?

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The answer may surprise you.


Do You Eat Kosher?

Do You Eat Kosher?

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The surprisingly most common Jewish practice. Why?


Completing the Talmud

Completing the Talmud

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Why every Jew should come to the Siyum HaShas on Aug 1st.


Of Presidents and God

Of Presidents and God

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Are you comfortable with a President who prays?


The Truth about Divorce

The Truth about Divorce

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Does every other marriage really end in divorce? Don't believe it.


The German Ban on Circumcision

The German Ban on Circumcision

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Echoes of Hitler reverberate.


Life Is Great

Life Is Great

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Seeing the good in EVERYTHING.


Help! My Cell Phone is Missing!

Help! My Cell Phone is Missing!

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My wife suffered a trauma. Why?


Minimum Age for Marriage

Minimum Age for Marriage

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At what age should you get married?


War on Junk Food

War on Junk Food

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Are Disney and Mayor Bloomberg out of line?


Olympic Moment of Silence

Olympic Moment of Silence

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Is one minute too much to ask?


The Lockerbie Bomber

The Lockerbie Bomber

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Prison compassion – justice or folly?


The #1 Reason for Marriage Problems

The #1 Reason for Marriage Problems

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One rabbi’s opinion.


Stop, Question & Frisk

Stop, Question & Frisk

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Effective or offensive?


Is the Bible Relevant Today?

Is the Bible Relevant Today?

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The surprising survey numbers are in.


Trayvon and the Hoodie

Trayvon and the Hoodie

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Does clothing make the man?


Looking for Eytan

Looking for Eytan

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After 33 years, should the investigation be re-opened?


Testing for Downs Syndrome

Testing for Downs Syndrome

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Have we gone too far?


The Seder: Why Bother?

The Seder: Why Bother?

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What's the REAL reason you attend a Seder?


The Rabbi & the Vote

The Rabbi & the Vote

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What role should a rabbi play in your life?


Advantages of Insomnia

Advantages of Insomnia

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A legacy from my mother – on her yahrzeit.


Online Dating & Jewish Marriage

Online Dating & Jewish Marriage

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Dating online is a great idea, but watch out.


The Ultimate Purim Question

The Ultimate Purim Question

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Why does God hide?


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