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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.

Immoral Detour

Immoral Detour

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Would you swerve around a dying man?


Forgiving a Murderer

Forgiving a Murderer

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How should Cho be remembered?


Keep It Down!

Keep It Down!

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Is wedding music out of control?


Under God's Canopy

Under God's Canopy

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In about 10 hours you will be a married man and Mommy and I will be doing the whimpering thing.


Virginia Tech: A Lesson in Mourning

Virginia Tech: A Lesson in Mourning

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It's all about the pain.


It's Not Me

It's Not Me

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Breaking out of our self-imposed confinements.


Technical Foul!

Technical Foul!

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Let's save anti-semitism for the real thing.


To Tell the Truth...Sort of

To Tell the Truth...Sort of

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Deceit and insincerity, both subtle and blatant, permeate our lives.Jaded, we either miss it or shrug it off. Neither reaction is acceptable.


To Run or Not to Run

To Run or Not to Run

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John Edwards' painful decision


Passover: Keep It Simple

Passover: Keep It Simple

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Matzah and the key to freedom.


Three Blind Bishops

Three Blind Bishops

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Unaffected by Yad Vashem.


A Dream a Day

A Dream a Day

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There's nothing like a good nap...right, Doc?


Where Are You Going?

Where Are You Going?

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How the question "Why?" can change your life.


The Heavenly Report Card

The Heavenly Report Card

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Maybe you're not such a bad parent (spouse/friend/person) after all.


March of Perfection

March of Perfection

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Lessons from a grave...


B-2730

B-2730

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Some numbers will never fade away.


Just Listen, Will Ya?

Just Listen, Will Ya?

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This Passover, let's reclaim the lost art of listening.


24 and the FBI

24 and the FBI

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I guess no one is safe.


Thursdays with Chaim

Thursdays with Chaim

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Which is harder: Saying goodbye or saying hello?


Highway Robbery

Highway Robbery

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One consumer fights back.


They Revere Horses, Don't They?

They Revere Horses, Don't They?

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Barbaro: Horse or Hero?


The Benefit of the Doubt

The Benefit of the Doubt

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Even a broken clock is right twice a day...or is it?


No Time to be Humble

No Time to be Humble

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Should charity be given anonymously?


The El Al Epilogue

The El Al Epilogue

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Sometimes sticking together pays off.


Not So Trivial Pursuit

Not So Trivial Pursuit

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Maybe winning really is everything after all.


Tipping The Scales

Tipping The Scales

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How to win the Battle of the Bulge.


Israel Against The World

Israel Against The World

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In four decades nothing has changed.


Is It Never Too Late?

Is It Never Too Late?

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What would YOU do in this situation?


In His Hands

In His Hands

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How one man faced the ultimate moment of truth: life or death.


The El-Al Boycott Debate

The El-Al Boycott Debate

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Bringing out the worst in us.


The Lost Treasures

The Lost Treasures

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"So, what do you do with your miles?"


175,000 Rubber Bands

175,000 Rubber Bands

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Maybe it's not so trivial after all...


You're Mistaken

You're Mistaken

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The challenge of accepting criticism.


Two Kids Need Your Help

Two Kids Need Your Help

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Here's what you can do...


Where Was God At The NYC Marathon

Where Was God At The NYC Marathon

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Was He tracking the track stars?


My Modem Speaks

My Modem Speaks

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Sometimes speed can make things slower.


Tired of Waiting

Tired of Waiting

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We don't have to accept unnecessary waiting.


The Veneer On Venice Beach

The Veneer On Venice Beach

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Local residents reveal their true colors...


Lidle Lessons

Lidle Lessons

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Some dead people are more important than others.


Spanking: Is it okay?

Spanking: Is it okay?

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It's USA Today vs. The Torah


The Smallest Sukkah in Berlin

The Smallest Sukkah in Berlin

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What would you risk to build a Sukkah?


Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life

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Sometimes it's just not worth it.


The Final Week of Year

The Final Week of Year

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Above all, don't get distracted (2 min.)


For Just One Week

For Just One Week

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What would you like to do for just one week?


Poland Video Log Part 8: Final Thoughts

Poland Video Log Part 8: Final Thoughts

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Reflections on the Holocaust from the Jewish Quarter of Krakow.


You're On the Air!

You're On the Air!

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Imagine how careful you'd be if those around you were watching, listening, and analyzing your every word. Guess what? They probably are.


Poland Video Log Part 7: The Barracks

Poland Video Log Part 7: The Barracks

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Next time you're having a bad day, think of Barracks-3.


Poland Video Log Part 6: Auschwitz

Poland Video Log Part 6: Auschwitz

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Where cattle cars brought 1.2 million Jews for extermination.


Poland Video Log Part 5: Yeshiva in Lublin

Poland Video Log Part 5: Yeshiva in Lublin

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The Nazis burned our books, but could not extinguish our souls.


Poland Video Log Part 4: The Best Job in Majdanek

Poland Video Log Part 4: The Best Job in Majdanek

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Cutting the grass underneath an electrified fence.


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