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.


Jewish Person of the Year

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

Battle of the Bulge

Is it okay to tell your friend to lose weight?

Hanukkah: Why 8 Days?

The special meaning of the number 8 in Judaism.

Playing God

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

The Petraeus Profile

How we can understand why this happened.

Pictures Don't Smell

Finding a way to help Sandy’s victims.

Taking Sandy Personally

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

The Presidential Debates

Do our preconceived notions prevent us from really listening?

Post-Holiday Blues

How to keep growing spiritually after the holiday blitz.

Simchat Torah: Just Show Up!

Experience the sheer joy of being Jewish and celebrate.

Yom Kippur Exercise

It can transform your life.

Thinking of Others on Rosh Hashanah

Our prayers can make a difference.

The El Al Blunder

Should you give that ticket back?

Making Rosh Hashanah Meaningful

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

Who Are Your Real Friends?

Might it be your own kids?

Synagogue Dues

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

Smarty Pants

Being smart is overrated.

Is Happiness a Luxury?

The answer may surprise you.

Do You Eat Kosher?

The surprisingly most common Jewish practice. Why?

Completing the Talmud

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

Of Presidents and God

Are you comfortable with a President who prays?

The Truth about Divorce

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

The German Ban on Circumcision

Echoes of Hitler reverberate.

Life Is Great

Seeing the good in EVERYTHING.

Help! My Cell Phone is Missing!

My wife suffered a trauma. Why?

Minimum Age for Marriage

At what age should you get married?

War on Junk Food

Are Disney and Mayor Bloomberg out of line?

Olympic Moment of Silence

Is one minute too much to ask?

The Lockerbie Bomber

Prison compassion – justice or folly?

Stop, Question & Frisk

Effective or offensive?

Is the Bible Relevant Today?

The surprising survey numbers are in.

Trayvon and the Hoodie

Does clothing make the man?

Looking for Eytan

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

The Seder: Why Bother?

What's the REAL reason you attend a Seder?

The Rabbi & the Vote

What role should a rabbi play in your life?

Advantages of Insomnia

A legacy from my mother – on her yahrzeit.

Online Dating & Jewish Marriage

Dating online is a great idea, but watch out.

Taking Iran Seriously

Most of us are living in denial.

Inhaling Caffeine

You may not need that mug anymore.

Breaking a Child's Trust

Is there ever a real justification?

Heavenly Messages

Do they belong there?

Jewish Day Schools in Decline

Something is not working….

Binge Drinking

It’s worse than you think.

Bar Mitzvah Gifts

What's the most appropriate gift to give a Bar Mitzvah boy?

Jew Vs. Jew

This is a despicable misrepresentation of our beloved Torah.

The Priest in a Synagogue

Is it an appropriate place for a speech?

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