About the Author

Rabbi Yaakov Salomon

Rabbi Yaakov Salomon, LCSW is a noted psychotherapist, in private practice in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Lakewood, N.J. for over 35 years. He served as 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 the Artscroll Mishna Series and was a member of the Chavrei Kollel of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath for over 30 years. Rabbi Salomon received his B.A. (cum laude) in psychology from the City University of New York. He graduated with Honors from the Hunter College School of Social Work, from where he got his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. He worked as a clinical supervisor for the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services and was an Adjunct Professor in the Master’s program of Long Island University.   Rabbi Salomon is co-author, with Rabbi Noah Weinberg z’tl, of the best-selling book, “What the Angel Taught You; Seven Keys to Life Fulfillment,” and the author of, “Something to Think About; Extraordinary Reflections About Ordinary Events,” and “Salomon Says,” all published by Artscroll. He is the co-producer of the highly acclaimed Kiruv films, “INSPIRED!” and “INSPIRED TOO; KIRUV ACROSS AMERICA.” He is also the Creator and Director of “iProd,” “HIDDEN YIDDEN,” “THE SHAKE,” and several other inspirational films. He writes a weekly column, Out of the Box; Musings on Timely Issues for the Flatbush Jewish Journal. Rabbi Salomon’s video blog, “Salomon Says,” on www.aish.com, was seen weekly for ten years by hundreds of thousands of people across the world. His speaking, writing, and musical talents have delighted audiences, from Harvard to Broadway and everything in between. He lives in Jackson, NJ, surrounded by his loving family.

What Would Rabbi Noah Weinberg Say?

For our turbulent times, a voice from above.


My Battle with Covid-19

5 ways my life was changed by my 26-day battle with the virus.

One Hour at Wal-Mart

What I learned in 60 minutes at Life's SuperStore.


Yaakov Salomon’s Rosh Hashanah Message

Greetings from an old friend.


Three keys to catapulting from paralysis to action.


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.


9th Graders Exposed to Anti-Semitic Film

An apology isn’t enough.


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.

What The Angel Taught You

Seven keys to life fulfillment.


4 Tips to Help Decision Making

These really work for me.


Hanukkah: The Holiday of Hope

The power of one tiny flame.


The 3 Worst Things to Say to Someone in Pain

Don’t cause them more grief.


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.


Does God Care who Wins a Sporting Event?

Yes He does. And here’s why…



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.


4 Signs You’re Annoying People

And what you can do about it.


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.

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