Yaakov Salomon’s Rosh Hashanah Message

Greetings from an old friend.

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Comments (11)

(11) Ronnie Steinberg, September 28, 2016 5:12 PM

Great to see you again! You've been missed!
Also wishing you a L'Shana Tova, All the Best!
Ronnie from Aish, Hollywood FL

(10) Anonymous, September 28, 2016 11:36 AM

Beautiful holiday message, and of course so great seeing you again, come back more often! And another book would be great! Shana Tova

(9) steve zuback, September 28, 2016 12:25 AM

It was wonderful to hear your voice and wisdom again!

You are missed!

(8) Alan S., September 27, 2016 10:14 PM

Yasher Koach!

L'shanah Tovah Rabbi Salomon!
Wonderful message, and for sure, Aish.com readers have missed you.
Please, come back from time to time and say hello.

(7) Dr Alan L, September 27, 2016 9:51 PM

Welcome Back

Great to hear from you again. A Shana Tova to you and yours. And feel free to visit often.

(6) Anonymous, September 27, 2016 7:45 PM

Wise words

Shalom Rabbi, todah rabah for the wise words and wishes. May you and yours also have a meaningful a special year! Shana tova!

(5) Anath Grebler, September 27, 2016 7:34 PM

How do you specifically work on your speech?

Shalom Rabbi Salomon ,

I agree that speech is super important. I live in Nelson, interior B.C. of Canada. We have no Rabbi - we do have Torah scoll and kosher Megilat Esther!!! - so I undertook to do as much as possible to keep Jewish spirit and tradition alive here, teaching on line, initiating,organizing, hosting and leading events, etc.

I constantly struggle with what to say to reluctant/ mostly secular/ mostly ignorant about Judaism, Jews; how to instill more understand, care and respect for our legacy. I struggle with how to explain Judaism to non Jews when I am invited to be on an interfaith panel or speak to any spiritual group of other denominations or a mixed group.

I am familiar with Jewish principles of avoiding Lashon Hara. I am reading/ "consuming" many articles and talks of Aish Hatorah, Chabbad and other sources.

Would you have a reference for a guide to specific daily practices that can help with both discernment of what to say and what not to say, as well as how to say!

On another topic: Professional, trained Jewish leadership would be so beneficial here, to Jews in in the wilderness of B.C....
Do you know any idealistic and courageous Rabbi who would be willing to undertake this pioneering task and come to officiate here for Holidays or permanently. Yes, I am in search for "Kol Koreh B'Midbar" who will have more weight.... After six years of full time volunteering to fill the void, it's time for someone new to step in.

V'ani tefilati lecha Hashem, Eit ratzon'...If you can't help me otherwise, please pray for our community that it finds a good leader.

Shanah Tova U'metukah.


(4) Johanna O'Sullivan, September 27, 2016 6:30 PM

Shalom, dear Rabbi Salomon.
Thank you so much for not forgetting us! Your advices( and all of your topics) are so needed.
Shana Tova u-Metuca!

(3) Ann, September 27, 2016 1:54 PM

It was wonderful to listen to you again.

Thank you for your wisdom to start our New Year. What a sweet reminder..Shana Tova

(2) Nancy, September 27, 2016 11:22 AM

It was wonderful to hear from you again.

Hello Rabbi--
I hope you will come back to aish and "visit" from time to time. Awhile back I started working on my speech in the manner you described in your video. There is a time to speak out and a time to keep quiet, and every day I work hard to do and say the right thing. Shana Tova.

(1) jim, September 27, 2016 7:35 AM

welcome back, enjoyed hearing from u

subject close to my heart! speech not only separates from animals but is reputed to be a catalyst for human evolution causing civilisation changes thru history. i hold that the hebrew is a major factor on a divine level of human growth. in each of our lives how and what we speak certainly makes a difference, and is very important at this time of year, thanks sir for the sweet reminder!


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