America’s rabbi: A gifted communicator and ardent advocate for faith, family & fortune; Jewish community leader; broadcaster; scholar; speaker, and author.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and host of The Rabbi Daniel Lapin Radio Show on San Francisco’s KSFO is one of America’s most eloquent speakers. He is famous for his ability to extract life principles from ancient Jewish wisdom and make them accessible to people of all background in entertaining and practical ways. His books and audio CD programs are credited with encouraging vast numbers of Christians and Jews to re-embrace their respective faiths. Newsweek magazine included him in its first list of America’s fifty most influential rabbis.
With his wife Susan he hosts the daily TCT television show Ancient Jewish Wisdom.
He is president of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians, the national organization promoting Biblically-based Judeo-Christian values. Through his books, broadcasts and speeches, he has become one of America’s most compelling and persuasive voices in defense of what he calls Ethical Capitalism.
Before immigrating to the United States in 1973, Rabbi 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.
Lapin was the founding rabbi of Pacific Jewish Center, a now legendary Orthodox synagogue in Venice, California.
“The more things change, the more you must depend upon those things that never change” is a theme that the rabbi injects into his presentations. With his compelling application of permanent principles that address the practical problems that plague individuals, families and our nation, he has won the admiration of followers and fans all around the world.
Rabbi Lapin is a frequent speaker for hundreds of trade groups, political, social and civic institutions, financial conferences, organizations, and companies. He speaks regularly at universities, synagogues and churches throughout the country. He regularly appears on both national and local radio and television shows.
Rabbi Lapin is a noted writer. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Commentary, The Jewish Press, The American Enterprise, The Washington Times, Crisis, and other publications. His first book, America’s Real War was a national best seller. His second book Buried Treasure; the Secrets for Living from the Lord’s Language, was published in 2012. His best-seller Thou Shall Prosper: The Ten Commandments for Making Money published by John Wiley in 2009 has also been translated into Chinese and Korean. His latest project is the production of audio CD’s that present thousands of years of Jewish wisdom emanating from the Bible, in ways that enhance peoples faith, finances, and friendships.
An enthusiastic boater who has sailed his family across the Pacific in their own boat, Lapin lives with his wife Susan who home schooled their seven children on Mercer Island, Washington.