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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.

The Seinfeld Call

The Seinfeld Call

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How long can you spend all alone, without your laptop, TV or cell phone, before going insane?


Marriage and Mental Illness

Marriage and Mental Illness

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Are they mutually exclusive?


Tattoos for Jews?

Tattoos for Jews?

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Isn't there a better way?


Having Kids Makes You Happy

Having Kids Makes You Happy

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True or false?


Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties

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Can American Jews support wars that benefit Israel?


Going Ape

Going Ape

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Should primates be treated as humans?


Waist Removal

Waist Removal

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One creative way to lose weight.


Last Requests

Last Requests

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The death of the Prince of Pringle's.


Doing God a Favor

Doing God a Favor

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I'm in Jerusalem, doing a special mitzvah.


Promoting Shavuot

Promoting Shavuot

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How do we get the message out?


Charity Begins at Home

Charity Begins at Home

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Doesn't it?


The Woman who Can't Forget

The Woman who Can't Forget

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Perfect memory: is it a blessing or a curse?


The Restriction Prescription

The Restriction Prescription

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Is less really more? Why does Judaism have so many restrictions?


The Wine Trials

The Wine Trials

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Failing the taste test of life.


What Kids Need to Know

What Kids Need to Know

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Just one piece of advice.


Touched By An Angel

Touched By An Angel

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God has many ways to communicate with us. It's the unexpected ones we remember forever.


Olympic Shame

Olympic Shame

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Do boycotts really matter?


The Blow-Out

The Blow-Out

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Don't let life's little aches become a thorn in your side.


Getting Over the Hump

Getting Over the Hump

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Priming our Passover potential.


Heavenly Healing

Heavenly Healing

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Should a Doctor pray for his patients?


Spying on our Kids

Spying on our Kids

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Invasion or responsibility?


Hit and Run

Hit and Run

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Surviving adolescence with two words.


Purim: To Booze or Not to Booze

Purim: To Booze or Not to Booze

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How to get really high.


The Vanishing Jew

The Vanishing Jew

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What can we do to keep the Jewish people connected to Judaism?


Mr. Good Enough

Mr. Good Enough

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Should a woman ever "settle"?


Praising Paris

Praising Paris

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…Sarkozy's educational bombshell.


Praying with Ire

Praying with Ire

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Should Jews care about Christian prayers?


The Connoisseur

The Connoisseur

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This Passover, access that mysterious joy we all yearn for.


Doomed

Doomed

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Sometimes hitting rock bottom isn't enough.


Rap, Hip Hop & Look Out

Rap, Hip Hop & Look Out

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Should we be censoring our kids' music?


Just Ask

Just Ask

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Great discoveries often begin with a question.


Shock Value

Shock Value

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Does the Holocaust belong at a parade?


The Three Most Important Words

The Three Most Important Words

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And they're not "I love you."


Bondage: Circa 2004

Bondage: Circa 2004

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Remembering that success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.


Lost in Disney

Lost in Disney

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The most frightening six minutes in a parent's life.


Being There

Being There

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What would you stand in the cold for?


Putting the Pundits in their Place

Putting the Pundits in their Place

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Who knows more: the experts or you?


Jewish Americans or American Jews

Jewish Americans or American Jews

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How we have managed to retain our roots and embrace change?.


I Want My Head & Shoulders

I Want My Head & Shoulders

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Airline security ad absurdum


Want, Want. Spend, Spend.

Want, Want. Spend, Spend.

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Why we are getting swallowed up in debt?


Steroids: The Real Story

Steroids: The Real Story

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What the scandal means to me.


Buy German?

Buy German?

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Is it okay for Jews to buy German products?


Living in the Dark

Living in the Dark

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We need all the light we can get.


The Ultimate Chanukah Gift

The Ultimate Chanukah Gift

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Better than an iPod or a Play Station or a sweater.


Saving the Children

Saving the Children

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Four ways to prevent accidents at home.


Why Are Jews So Smart?

Why Are Jews So Smart?

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And does it really matter?


Averting Autopsies

Averting Autopsies

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Jewish law vs. State law -- who wins?


Why Not?

Why Not?

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Two words changed everything.


Huckabee and the Holocaust

Huckabee and the Holocaust

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Do Jews own the word "Holocaust"?


California Ablaze

California Ablaze

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Why it is meaningful to you.