About the Author

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.

Salomon Says... Farewell

This is my last blog. It’s time to say good bye.

Wanna Be an Astronaut?

Why did NASA receive a record number of astronaut applications?

Think Crime Doesn’t Pay? Think Again

Get $9000 for not committing a crime.

3 Ways to Stop Self-Pity

After all, pity is really just counterfeit love.

4 Best Ways to Help Lonely People

Loneliness is a very serious issue. Here's what you can do to help.

The Great Blizzard of 2016

New York is getting whacked! Who expected this?

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Now you can actually hire a service and get someone else do it for you.

Republishing Mein Kampf

After 70 years, does it belong back on the shelves?

Why the U.S. Ranks Only #15th Happiest Country

It all has to do with the Golden Triangle of Happiness.

Happiness Amidst Tragedy

It’s been a difficult week. How do we deal with it?

Why are White Middle-Aged Men Dying More?

A shocking new study reveals why there’s an increase in mortality rates for the first time in 100 years.

Hanukkah: The Holiday of Hope

The power of one tiny flame.

Jonathan Pollard’s Release

Imagine his first Shabbat as a free man.

Digital Detox

Unplugging is no longer just a good idea.

Bad Day for Bacon

But a good day for the Jews?

Death & The World Series

Would you tell the pitcher before the big game that his father died?

Taking a Sick Day when You’re Ok

A solution to the ethical dilemma

Why I Wear a Scarf

And it’s not what you think…

BBC Headline Shocker

The BBC’s initial report on the recent Israeli murders left me speechless.

Sukkot Today: The Protection Racket

We need protection, now more than ever.

How to Prepare for Yom Kippur

This practical tip can change your Yom Kippur experience.

Rosh Hashanah: Day of Joy or Day of Judgment?

The importance of being part of the Jewish people.

A Tribute to a Man You Don’t Know

The startling legacy of Matis Friesel.

How to Stop Worrying

One insight that makes a real difference.

The Secret Slant of the Mezuzah

Ever wonder why it’s placed on a slant?

Pollard: One Stark Reminder

Jonathan Pollard’s lesson to the Jewish People.

When Adult Kids Live at Home

4 necessary rules for parents.

The Frame Game

One simple game can change how you judge people.

Samsung, Shame on You

Anti-Jewish smear campaign rears its ugly head.


5 reasons to spend more time alone.

App Run Amok

New App tells you who your real friends are!

Are You Raising a Narcissist?

4 ways to prevent this dreaded character disorder.

Top 3 Challenges Facing the Jewish People Today

Make your own list and do something about it.

What Warren Buffett & Yaakov Salomon Have in Common

How much would you pay to charity to have lunch with me?

The Perfect Graduation Gift

It can't be bought in a store.

Did God Write the Torah?

A two-minute argument for Shavuot.

The Jerusalem Shabbat Bus Controversy

Don’t throw Shabbat under the bus.

Money & Happiness

Money cannot buy happiness… with one exception.

You in One Word

Sum up who you are using one, single word.

Sy Syms & Passover

Lessons on freedom from a departed entrepreneur.

The Chris Borland Story

A powerful reminder that money isn’t everything.

Gen. Petraeus & Prison

What’s the Torah perspective?

Poll Shocker

Majority of secular Israelis are ready to study Torah.

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