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.

Surgery On a Neo-Nazi

Oath vs. principle: what would you do?

I Don't

Is divorce the new marriage?

Saying Goodbye to Narcissism

Is it “normal” to be selfish?

Don't Delay

A Chanukah lesson for today.

Airport Security Solution

Let's learn from the Israelis.

Bad Report Card

What is the best way to react?

Scaring the Smoker

How far should we go?

Internet Dangers, Revisited

The problem is getting worse.

From the Top of Masada

A timely lesson while traveling with Aish.com's mission to Israel.

The Dry Cleaner Syndrome

A new definition for insanity.

When Fair is Unfair

Sometimes fairness goes too far.

Advice for the Miners

Out of the depths and into our hearts.

Anti-Semitic Rallies

Ignite or ignore: How should we respond?

Will Your Kids Know Maimonides was Jewish?

A recent study shows the ignorance of our own people.

Why Sukkot Now?

Shouldn't the holiday be celebrated in the Spring?

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah

The secret to an inspiring new year.

The Circumcision Debate

This 4,000 year old tradition symbolizes the Jewish people's covenant.

Dear Dr. Laura

Some words of advice before you go.

Sliding with Slater

Is the JetBlue flight attendant a hero or villain?

Every Note Counts

Ever feel like nobody notices you? Think again.

Little Things Add Up

Lessons from airline luggage fees.

Adult ADD

ADD doesn't only affect kids. And it could be the source of marital strife.

Selling Suicide

The new euthanasia ads.

Have You Seen My Wallet?

Don't make such a big deal.

Aish.com Mission to Israel

Spend an amazing week in Israel with me and your other favorite Aish.com writers!

Affording Children

What role does money play in the decision to have children?

More Gulf, Less Golf

How to fight complacency in our lives?

Kids in Shul

If, When, and How

Why We Need Hebrew School

Are you giving your kids a Jewish education?

Doing the Wave: A Sukkot Tradition

What do all those species mean, anyway?

Going, Going, Gone

Why I said goodbye to baseball.

Lessons from Al & Tipper

Making sure you never take your spouse for granted.

The Twain Legacy

What would you have to say in 100 years?

Your Best Advice

Share the ultimate graduation gift.

Our Biggest Problem

What is the biggest problem facing world Jewry today?

A Button's Life

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

The Big Countdown

Why Jews count UP, not down.


Do you really have a mind of your own?

Passover's Essential Message

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

Getting Personal with God

Does God sweat the small stuff?

The NY Times Does It Again

Still misinterpreting a woman's role…

Saluting the Losers

A true Olympic farewell

Purim Destiny

You may not be headed where you think you're going.

The Power of Half

Got something you don’t really need?

I Know Best

Blogging doesn't make you an expert. Trust me, I know.

Parents vs Facebook

Should Tess be grounded?

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