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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.


Every Night, Forgive Yourself and Others

Because the longer you hold on negativity, guilt and anger, the heavier they weigh on your heart.

Your Self-Worth Is Being Messed Up by Ads and Social Media

Don't be deceived. That image is only a fraction of the picture.

Judaism's Advice on How to Best Start Your Day

Make "thank you" the first words out of your mouth.

Why the Mezuzah is Placed on a Slant

The secret to creating a happy, peaceful home.

Time Is Your Precious Commodity

There's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the important things.

Why Can't They Just Say Thank You?

Why people have such a hard time saying thanks.

Drop Your Armor: Don't Be Afraid to Be You

The inspiring reason behind the army's salute.

Her Final Hours of Life, A Deathbed Miracle

Concrete lessons from a miracle I personally witnessed.

How to Minimize Worrying and Enjoy the Present

Purim shows us how to accept living with the unknown.

President Zelensky's Heroism

Because he knows what he's willing to die for, he knows what he's living for.

Real Diamonds have Imperfections

They're not flaws – they're inclusions that make them so precious.

Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Your mission is to play the best music you can with the tools you were given.

Celebrating Life's Ups and Downs

Know there is reason behind everything, even if we don’t get it.

Because You Can't Take It With You

One man's mission to give away all of his wealth.

Hitler Saw Our Skills and Used Them to Destroy

We can find our strengths and use them to build.

Covid and Looking Out For Each Other

It's understandable to think first about yourself during the pandemic, but we must also make a concentrated effort to give.

Facing Life's Challenges, You Are Not Alone

Keep this in mind when you feel submerged in darkness.

Battling Deceptive Missionary Tactics

Our first line of defense is knowledge.

Love Means Going the Extra Mile

Why was the miracle of the oil considered greater than the miracle of winning the war?

Is Hanukkah Overrated?: This Video Will Make Your Holiday More Meaningful

Why do we go all out thanking God for the small miracle of the oil?

Sometimes Quality Time is Enough

Those surprising little gestures make a real impact.

What Happened When I Had No Money at the Toll Booth

Making meaningful moments throughout our day.

Go Out with Your Spouse and Kids

Covid is waning. Make the conscious decision to get back to your good habits, now.

Was That Odd, Or Was That God?

Coincidence or providence – it all depends how you choose to look at it.

Echoes and Triggers: Take a Look at Yourself

What rubs you the wrong way is an opportunity for introspection.

Forgiving the Kapo

How to overcome your pain to forgive someone who has hurt you.

A Dying Boy's Last Wish and the Key to a Meaningful New Year

Notre Dame football coach's inspiring lesson on keeping our word and fulfilling our resolutions.

How to Approach God on Rosh Hashanah

Don't come with what you want; come with what you want to do.

How Can You Command Someone to Love?

Focusing on a person's strengths and virtues naturally engenders feelings of warmth and love.

Be Mindful of the Power of Giving

You may not realize it, but you're already doing it throughout your day.

How to Really Care about People: A Tribute to Wendy Zinner

The steadfast supporter of the Jewish people who recently passed away taught me what me it means to be a real friend.

The Money You Give Away Is Yours Forever

Giving charity impacts the giver more than the recipient.

Itzhak Perlman's Broken String: Making Hopeful Music with What You Have

Sometimes the most beautiful music comes from the least likely places.

The Best Story for When You're Overwhelmed

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

The Florida Disaster

Taking the tragedy to heart.

Why It's Hard to Get Back to Normal Life

It's time to get out of the house and move on.

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.

Driving a Lamborghini. Manual Required

How to relate to the holiday of Shavuot.

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.

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