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.

One People, One Land, One Snapshot

What single picture best encapsulates the miracle of Israel?

Closing the Gap

As I grow older, things are no longer the same with my children.

Miracles You Can't See

Sometimes our vision gets better when we close our eyes.

The Connoisseur

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

A View from Heaven

An interview with Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of blessed memory.

Passover: Just Ask

Feeling free to question.

Someone Else's Passover

How to make Passover really meaningful this year.

Meeting Jason Alexander

Why is it such a thrill to meet a real, live celebrity?

"We Want Our Money!"

Schools grapple with unpaid tuition.

Man-Made Morality

One man's dangerous views on life.

Papal Shocker

Pope Benedict reinstates Holocaust denying Bishop

Sukkot in Spanish Harlem

That night in the sukkah, I learned a painful lesson about complacency and security.


Anti-semitism bounces into Dubai.

When Eight is Not Enough

Thoughts on Nadya Suleman.

Shavuot and The Magnificent 7's

An incredible tapestry of 7's is woven into Creation. How many can you name?

The Rosh Yeshiva: A Personal Farewell -

Our greatest gift to him is to carry on his legacy.

I'll Do It Tomorrow

It took more than ten years to find those ten minutes.

The Robot Within

One small blessing in the economic downturn.

Raising Wimps?

Here's the 4 step cure.

Off the Air

Can you keep your mind on the road while you talk?

The Scales of Kindness

Make sure that act of kindness isn't at the expense of someone else.

Their Pain, Our Pain

The missiles are aimed at all of us.

Baby Adolf

What's in a Name?

Heavenly Prayer

The unique advantages of praying 38,000 feet above the ground.


Whom do you trust?

Childhood Dreams

Can they ever be revived? Should they?

Special Delivery

Woman joins motherhood at 70

Not for Seniors Only

What will you do when you retire?

All or Nothing

A philosophy that just doesn't work.

Go for the Gold

Achieving your personal victory this Rosh Hashana.

The Bailout

Does anyone know what to do?

My Life List

Things to do while you're alive.

Taking God for a Ride

The new anti-God ad campaign.

Anti-Semitism in Greece

A vile reaction to Obama's win.

The Pope: Pius or Not?

Where was he during the Holocaust?

Blasting the Worm

Being hit with a major computer virus is no way to start the NewYear...or is it?

Your Yom Kippur Package

I'm driving you anyway... put the package down.

One Volatile Week

Amidst insecurity and trepidation, how to prepare for Rosh Hashana this year.

The Formula

The three ingredients to finding your life's purpose.

Fishing for Dollars

Are you working to live or living to work?

What a Difference a Day Makes

Life's simplest lessons are the easiest ones to forget.

Healthy Healing: The Patient

Six rules every patient should follow.

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