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.


How to Overcome Rejection & Failure

Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times.

Will Smith & Jumping to Freedom

Passover and the exhilaration of letting go.

Aging Solutions: Is There a Problem?

Age is all mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Instead of Giving Up, Remember the Exodus

Freedom, the burning bush and the incredible true story of Glenn Cunningham.

Rosh Hashanah: Breaking the Walls

This the time of the year to reach out to that neighbor, co-worker or relative, regardless of our differences.

Remembering God’s Promise

God kept His word and took us out of Egypt. That sense of hope has carried us throughout Jewish history.

How to Transform Your High Holidays

A moving story about a young man, an old Jew and a poetry contest.

Passover: Seeing The True You

Breaking free from your inner slave mentality.

Fighting Terrorism

They tried to bury us, but they didn’t realize that we are seeds.

Reach Out for Help

Don’t be afraid to show your weakness in order to let people help.

Think Ahead First

If you could change anything this upcoming new year, what would it be?

Our Waze or His Ways

Technology and the illusion of control.

Making the Sacrifice

What are you willing to give up for your beliefs? A lesson from Israeli soldiers.

Stop Complaining

And do something about it instead.

Israel’s Rollercoaster

With Hamas rockets raining down on Israel, we must continue our efforts on the spiritual front.

Uniting Together

The Jewish people are responding to the kidnapping as one family.

Accepting Torah: Burden or Opportunity?

Why did we take on these restrictive commandments after finally becoming free?

Sterling Words

Lessons from the Donald Sterling brouhaha.

Passover: Never Give Up Hope

Why was sanctifying the new moon the first mitzvah the Jewish People received as a nation?

You’re Not Listening!

Men want to fix, women want to be heard.

Purim: Feeling Someone’s Pain

Where did Mordechai’s get the strength to sit for 10 years outside the palace?

Living in a Selfie World

Me and a 2000 pound bull who’s trying to gore me? Have we lost our sense of self in a selfie world?

The Super Bowl: Game Time

It’s not enough to just show up. Inspiration takes work.

Tu B'Shvat: Trees or Fruits?

We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.

The Bottle Story

My 6-year-old daughter encounters some of the challenges in kindness.

Just Breathe: Marriage & Stress

Challenges can strengthen our relationships.

Just Breathe: How to Create a More Accepting World

Imagine a world where everyone really felt they were equal.

Just Breathe: Security & Sukkot

From where do you get your sense of security?

Just Breathe: Endless Potential

On Rosh Hashanah we celebrate our potential greatness.

Just Breathe!

A new video blog on Jewish tools for spiritual growth.

Shema Yisrael & the Motorcyclist

The meaning of proclaiming God’s unity.

What is Shavuot Really About?

A wedding celebration between God and the Jewish People.

Passover & Overcoming Life's Challenges

God believed in Moses, even though he didn’t think he was up to the task.

Purim: Revealing the Hidden

How to let go of life’s seeming contradictions.

The Key to Real Success

What if you’re not the world’s best looking, smartest and richest?

Hanukkah’s Over, Now What?

An inspiring message to carry with you into the darkness of winter.

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