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.


The Best Story for When You're Overwhelmed

Don't let the enormity of the task debilitate you. Whatever you do makes a difference.

Mazel Tov. It's a Boy!

Our newborn baby and getting the family you need.

The Power of a Song

How one song inspired a chain of people.

Climbing to the Summit

How to not give up when faced with neverending obstacles.

How to Respond to Antisemitism

Antisemites want us to disappear. Now's the time to assert your Jewish identity.

How I Achieved My Personal Breakthrough

Three keys to mastering consistency: support, accountability and positive reinforcement.

Where to Channel Our Sadness

Let's take the words of Yedidya's father to heart.

Lag B'Omer and the Tragic Mann Gulch Fire

The famous story of Wag Dodge and the importance of living with passion and igniting our own fire.

The Stolen Watch: How to Build the People You Love

The importance of treating those you care about with dignity, respect and love.

Bombs Over Germany: A Passover Video

Although you may not be able to change your situation, you can choose greatness within your situation.

How to Make Your Passover Seder More Meaningful

This year strive to personal reconnect to the exodus from Egypt through its tangible reminders.

When God's Answer was Staring Right in My Face

An amazing true story about one man's prayer to find his soul mate.

Pandemic Stress: Repairing Damage to a Relationship

It's not enough to want peace. We need to make peace and build bridges.

Now's the Time to Reveal Your True Identity

Stop hiding behind your mask and be the person you're meant to be.

Missing the Doomed Flight

God isn't out to get us; He has a plan and is orchestrating everything for our good.

Why Does God Keep Sending Me This Frustrating Challenge?

When you can't change your situation, you're challenged to change yourself.

How to Get Out of a Rut

The best way to uplift yourself is to uplift someone else. A lesson from my 8-year-old daughter.

The Chinese Bamboo and Tu B'Shvat

Real growth sometimes happens beneath the surface where no one can see.

Waking Up from a Coma

Believe it: sometimes miracles do happen.

Our Modern-Day Hanukkah Story

Hanukkah reminds us that even amidst a dark pandemic, nothing is left to chance.

Hanukkah and Hope

Hope is the underlying story the Jewish people.

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.

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