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.

Modesty Vs. Security

Are you willing to pose for the TSA?

Stairway to Heaven

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

Theft at Auschwitz

The significance of stealing the Arbeit Macht Frei sign.

Greatest Jew of the Decade

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

Chanukah's Essence

It ain't just latkes.

Leadership, Me?

Everyone is in a position to lead. Even you.

The Handshake

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

New and NOT Improved

Don't mess with Mickey!

Cheap Jews!

Anything wrong with that?

Secrets of Longevity

Happy 100th Uncle Leo!

No laughing Matter

Some things you just don't joke about.

Unconditional Love

What does it really mean?

The Sukkot Saga

Is anything really permanent?

Yom Kippur: Day of Opportunity

Take advantage of God’s ultimate gift.

Making Time for God

Reevaluating our priorities this Rosh Hashana.

Parting with Prozac

Three 'natural' ways to reduce depression.

Your Extra Hour

Imagine if we needed less sleep...


What swimming is really all about.

Great Balls of Ice

One small storm for man, one giant message for mankind.

The Case of the Broken Hubcap

How to breed an honest society.

A Rare New York Story

How to unload your mistakes.

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

Someone just won $133 million. Wish it was you?

The Front Page

Where do you get your news from?


Three keys to catapulting from paralysis to action.

Honey I Bubble Wrapped the Kids

At what age do we let them go?

Inflexible: A True Story

Where are you needlessly inflexibile?

A Life Cut Short

My mother died when she was almost 98 years old. We thought she'd live forever.

Throwing the Visitors Out

Who decides if a patient should have visitors?

An Invitation To Dance

Simchat Torah: What's the big deal?

The Seeds of Hatred

What really drives the four synagogue terrorists?

No Baggage

This Yom Kippur, leave the guilt at home.

Unlock the Genius Within

Can anyone become a genius? New research reveals the secret.

The 5 Ingredients of a Great Marriage

How to make this relationship thing work.

Reaching for Repentance

Should Eliot Spitzer be forgiven?

9/11 REDUX

Lessons from the botched NYC photo op.

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