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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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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.


Coulter's Comments

Coulter's Comments

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Who really cares?


The Possible Dream

The Possible Dream

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Sometimes dreams come true. And sometimes the truth becomes a dream.


Isn't Losing Wonderful?

Isn't Losing Wonderful?

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Why defeat is better than victory.


Banning the Bible

Banning the Bible

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Should prisoners be prohibited from learning Jewish texts?


Yom Kippur: It's All About Tomorrow

Yom Kippur: It's All About Tomorrow

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Don't just say it -- mean it.


From Parent to Parents: A Passover Letter

From Parent to Parents: A Passover Letter

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In a world dominated by distractions galore, Passover affords parents an opportunity to connect with their kids in a most meaningful and magical way.


The Right Way to Pray

The Right Way to Pray

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One small tip to enhance your prayers


A Face in the Window

A Face in the Window

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As Father's Day approaches, I am haunted by one most vivid and moving scene from my childhood.


Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership

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How to ruin your Rosh Hashana.


The Battle of the Bris

The Battle of the Bris

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When parents disagree about circumcision.


One Hour at Wal-Mart

One Hour at Wal-Mart

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What I learned in 60 minutes at Life's SuperStore.


Stop the Cutting

Stop the Cutting

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Helping your teen eliminate self-injury.


Bottled or Tap?

Bottled or Tap?

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One company leaks the truth.


The God Store

The God Store

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The spirituality of retail.


SMILE!

SMILE!

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Big Brother may really be watching.


CNN, YouTube, and God

CNN, YouTube, and God

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A public forum of a different kind.


Making Tisha B'Av Count

Making Tisha B'Av Count

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It's not just fasting and praying.


When My Kids Grow Up

When My Kids Grow Up

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What do you want them to do?


The Land of Lost Luggage

The Land of Lost Luggage

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Your wandering suitcase does end up somewhere.


Too Many Choices

Too Many Choices

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How many options do you need?


Human Shields

Human Shields

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Innocent children die. Whose fault is that?


Hear the Quiet

Hear the Quiet

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In the era of Blackberries and Bluetooths, where can you find a vestige of absolute peace and quiet?


The Mystery of 1964

The Mystery of 1964

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A child's shocking discovery of his father's painful past.


No Baggage

No Baggage

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This Yom Kippur, leave the guilt at home.


Keep Dr. Death Behind Bars

Keep Dr. Death Behind Bars

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Freed early for 'good behavior'?


The Jet Set Kids

The Jet Set Kids

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Would you send your 8-year-old to camp via a private jet?


Building Your Own Temple

Building Your Own Temple

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My 11-year-old daughter came a lot closer than most of us ever will to really understanding the true meaning of Tisha B'Av.


Just Say No

Just Say No

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If Roy kicked the habit, you can too.


The Blame Game

The Blame Game

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Drunk driver's dad denies duty.


Honor Thy Elders

Honor Thy Elders

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106 years old and still bowling?


Shavuot: Coming Together

Shavuot: Coming Together

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Once upon a time, the Jewish People were really unified.


Alone Again, Naturally

Alone Again, Naturally

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My brush with anti-Semitism.


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