Episode #20 - Interview with Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Ed and I were honored to interview Rabbi Daniel Lapin. Ron’s been a big fan of the Rabbi, listening to his radio show, and reading his books, for years. We only had the Rabbi on for about 30 minutes, but he has graciously agreed to return at some point. We then discussed his four books, listed below.


Rabbi Daniel Lapin, known world-wide as America's Rabbi, is a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and host of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin Show on San Francisco’s KSFO. He is one of America’s most eloquent speakers and his ability to extract life principles from the Bible and transmit them in an entertaining manner has brought countless numbers of Jews and Christians closer to their respective faiths.   In 2007 Newsweek magazine included him in its list of America’s fifty most influential rabbis.

Before immigrating to the United States in 1973, Rabbi Daniel Lapin studied Torah, physics, economics and mathematics in Johannesburg, London and Jerusalem.  This seemingly unlikely combination forms the bedrock of his conviction that no conflict exists between the physical and spiritual, virtue and strength, or faith and wealth.  He quickly became persuaded that God continues to smile on the United States of America and he became a naturalized citizen on what he describes as the proudest day of his life.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin was the founding rabbi of Pacific Jewish Center, a now legendary Orthodox synagogue in Venice, California.  He implanted the community’s mission of demonstrating the relevance of traditional Faith to modern life.


America’s Real War: An Orthodox Rabbi Insists that Judeo-Christian Values are Vital for Our Nation’s Survival (1999)

Buried Treasure: Secrets for Living from the Lord’s Language (2001)

Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money (2002)

Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance (2014)

Other Resources and Readings

 Ron’s review of Thou Shall Prosper

Rabbi Lapin’s website: www.youneedarabbi.com. Be sure to sign-up for Thought Tools, a free weekly email teaching, offering practical tips and insights to enhance your Family, Faith, and Financial life.

Rabbi Lapin on the Radio: Sundays from 7am-8am Pacific Standard Time, (10am-11am Eastern Standard Time) on the Internet. Go to http://www.W4CY.COM  The Call-In telephone number will be (561) 623-9429. You will also be able to join in by Skype and Chatroom