About the Author


Rabbi Tzvi Sytner

Rabbi Tzvi Sytner grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He is a Rabbi, motivational speaker and therapist. He currently works at the Village Shul & Aish HaTorah Learning Center in Toronto. He has delivered inspiring lectures worldwide, including South Africa, Australia, U.S., and Canada. He has a popular video blog on Aish.com titled, “Just Breathe”. He received Smicha at the Jerusalem Kollel under Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, a B.A. in Liberal Studies, a master's degree in Education, and a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.


Shake Off the Dust and Get Up

Sometimes our challenges that we feel are burying us can be precursors for growth.

Staying Sane in an Insane World

We all need a quiet space where we can be alone and reconnect to ourselves and God.

Coming Together Like Roots of Redwood Trees

Battling Covid-19 by sticking together, supporting each other and keeping strong.

Embracing Insecurity: COVID-19 and Sukkot

The pandemic has stripped away security. But we don't need the security of yesterday to be happy today.

This Holocaust Survivor Isn't Going to Let the Pandemic Stop Kol Nidre

During this time of change we have the power to strengthen ourselves and find our way in.

Why Dip into Honey?

There are many ways to add sweetness to the new year. What is the significance of honey?

Rosh Hashanah: The Power to Transform Your Life

An in-depth talk on how to tap into the essence of Rosh Hashanah.

The Worst Day Ever: An Inspiring Message for This Year's Corona Rosh Hashanah

What you focus on creates your reality. This Rosh Hashanah choose your vision.

Arson at the Delaware Chabad House

Anti-Semites may ignite fires in our shuls but they can't extinguish the fires in our souls.

Face Your Fear and Live

The real fear isn't death; it's the fear of living life to its fullest.

Your True Identity Isn't Physical

You are not your weight or your defects. You are a pure and priceless soul.

The Snowstorm and My Husband

Commitment is the cornerstone of a great marriage.

Why We Still Mourn the Destruction of the Temple

If we're not a unified family, we no longer need the house.

Stranded Soldiers in the Desert

We all need a mentor to help us navigate through life's challenges.

The First Fire: The Power of Havdalah

Just because you made a mistake yesterday doesn't mean you can't build something today.

Reopening Our Shul: Don't Give Up

Despite all of our precautions, there was no minyan. I was ready to throw in the towel and close for the summer. Then this happened.

Harry Houdini and the Closed Door

Sometimes the only thing holding us back is ourselves.

Believe There's Always a Way Out

Before the challenge, the Almighty creates the solution.

Zoom Bombed: Take a Stand Against Racism and Anti-Semitism

A bunch of racists crashed our erev Shabbat program. It has emboldened us.

Face Your Fears

Like the hermit crab, there comes a time we leave behind our familiar shell in order to grow and thrive.

Infusing Passion in Your Judaism

This Shavuot make the investment and watch your connection grow.

You Really Matter

Don't underestimate the impact you're making on others.

Inspiring Hope: Your Words Can Change Your Life

Describing the future you want to see is the first step to changing your circumstances.

Finding Hope in Difficult Times

How can I find peace and clarity when I have so many worries in life?

Rejoicing during Corona: How to Make this an Incredible Passover

Don't be enslaved by what could have been. Focus on the joy instead.

Pandemic: Bringing Out the Best or Worst

People's true colors shine during these unprecedented times.

When Greatness Knocks, Open the Door

Queen Esther's rise to greatness is applicable to everyone's life.

Hanukkah and the Secret to Jewish Survival

The Greeks tried to stop us from being Jewish. The battle isn't over yet.

Yom Kippur & the Power of Granting Forgiveness

Stop giving so much credit to the person who hurt you. Discover the greatest gift of liberation you can give yourself.

Why Successful People Still Feel Inadequate

Conquering that inner voice that whispers you're not worthy.

Just Breathe: Am I Worthy?

If deep down you think you’re garbage, you’ll treat yourself like garbage.

Beginning the Journey to Mount Sinai

Freedom isn’t enough. You have to know where you want to go.

The Shema: Why We Cover Our Eyes

I discovered the answer when our baby was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening emergency.

Yom Kippur: The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the only way to live with the past without being held prisoner by it.

Rosh Hashanah: The Time Is Now

The High Holidays serve as a powerful reminder not to take your time for granted.

Contacting the Pilot: How to Make Life More Meaningful

True story about our lost suit bag and a random photo of a pilot.

The Jewish Definition of Success

Talents are the gifts God gives us. How we use those talents are the gifts we give back to God.

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