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.


Sochi: Living with Terror

A taste of what it’s like to live in some Israeli cities.

Enforcing a Modesty Code

Can privately-owned stores dictate how we dress in their store?

Extravagant Weddings

Is it okay to spend loads of money on a private affair?

Tips for the Newlyweds

My son just got married. Now what?

Affluenza

Have money, avoid prison – and responsibility.

Public Prayer

Should El AL allow prayers on the P.A. system?

Honoring Nazi Collaborator

A statue for unworthy Horthy is a disgrace.

This Hanukkah, Get Rid of the Tree

Why it’s not okay to have both.

Nazi Loot Discovery

The astonishing, controversial story of the biggest find of stolen WWII art.

Dating Divorcees

Don’t they deserve another chance?

Writing Therapy

If you can’t talk it – write it out.

Returning Questionable Objects

Should I return a trashy magazine to its rightful owner?

Honey, Your Success is Shrinking Me

Men have a hard time when the women around them do well.

Sukkot on Mars

It may be a lot closer than you think.

Why Kol Nidrei?

Is this any way to start the holiest day of the year?

Matt Harvey & Rosh Hashanah

Pitching a lesson in prayer for the High Holidays.

A Book for Elliot Spitzer

Which one Jewish book would you choose for Elliot Spitzer?

Letting Terrorists Go

Why doesn’t the world understand?

Worse Than Idol Worship

Who is going to reach out to the masses of Jews who are not seeking a spiritual connection?

Start Over

Sometimes the best way to build is to shut it down.

Driving with Big Brother

Never drive alone again. Would you let your driving habits be under constant surveillance?

Teaching Kids Respect

How do you get kids today to respect their elders?

Learning to Cope

One vital ingredient in the psychotherapeutic process: Just talk.

Proving the Torah

It can and should be done.

James Gandolfini, RIP

A lesson from Sopranos’ mafia kingpin.

3 Things You Should Never Do For Your Kids

Here’s where you need to draw the line.

Wake Up the Patient

Should you wait for a sleeping patient to wake up?

Thumbs Down Redux

And here’s what the Rabbi said…

Thumbs Down!

Is it okay to write a negative review online?

Abercrombie & Fitch: Not Cool

The company is feeding into our skewed emphasis on body image.

Lottery Mania

$600 million: Is it the American dream or the American nightmare?

Disneyland & Shavuot

What are you doing 3 am this Wednesday?

Apologies, Apologies

Why saying “I’m sorry” is so difficult.

Interfaith Marriages

Surprising findings from a new study.

Jorel’s Bar Mitzvah

It takes more than a viral video to become a man

Video Mayhem at 30,000 Feet

Inappropriate film for kids shown on plane: What would you do?

Jew in a Box

Controversial museum exhibit in Berlin creates quite a stir.

Too Much Noise

Is your life under bombardment?

Passover & the President

Let the preparations begin!

Watching the Bible

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

Where Have All the Lawyers Gone?

Applications are way down. Do you care?

Upside Down Purim

Has Yaakov Salomon lost his mind?

Remembering the Columbia Disaster

One troubling moral dilemma remains…

Anti-Muslim Marketing

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

Twin Brothers Put to Death

The slippery slope of euthanasia. A shocking case.

Buddy, Can You Keep It Down?

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

My Integrity Challenge

How far does honesty go?

My Vote for Jew of the Year

A rather surprising selection.

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