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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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Temporary Repentance

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The secret to an inspiring new year.


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Some words of advice before you go.


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Is the JetBlue flight attendant a hero or villain?


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Do you really?


Every Note Counts

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How to fight complacency in our lives?


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If, When, and How


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Are you giving your kids a Jewish education?


Doing the Wave: A Sukkot Tradition

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What do all those species mean, anyway?


Going, Going, Gone

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Why I said goodbye to baseball.


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Making sure you never take your spouse for granted.


The Twain Legacy

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What would you have to say in 100 years?


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Share the ultimate graduation gift.


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At what age?


Our Biggest Problem

Our Biggest Problem

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What is the biggest problem facing world Jewry today?


A Button's Life

A Button's Life

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Everyone has a mission in life. But what about me?


The Big Countdown

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Why Jews count UP, not down.


Intimidation

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Do you really have a mind of your own?


Passover's Essential Message

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What's wrong with being a slave? The real reason God set us free.


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Does God sweat the small stuff?


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Still misinterpreting a woman's role…


Saluting the Losers

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A true Olympic farewell


Purim Destiny

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Got something you don’t really need?


Your Personal Super Bowl Ad

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You’ve got 30 seconds.


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Are you willing to pose for the TSA?


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One long, dark, memorable night I discovered my mother.


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In the last decade who has contributed the most to the Jewish people?


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Leadership, Me?

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Everyone is in a position to lead. Even you.


The Handshake

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Refraining from shaking hands with the opposite sex: bias vs. belief