Meet Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, known world-wide as America’s Rabbi, is a noted rabbinic scholar, popular international speaker and best-selling author. He hosts the Rabbi Daniel Lapin podcast and for many years co-hosted the Ancient Jewish Wisdom TV Show on the TCT network with his wife, Susan. 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, thus improving peoples’ finances, family, and community life has brought countless numbers of Jews and Christians closer to their respective faiths. Pairing his inheritance as a descendant of a multi-generational rabbinical family with his background in science and business, he teaches ancient Jewish wisdom in an unparalleled manner.

Rabbi Daniel and Susan Lapin coined the phrase ancient Jewish wisdom to describe the oral transmission first conveyed from God to Moses at Mount Sinai. This transmission has been faithfully passed down through the generations and much of it is revealed in the original Hebrew of the Torah. Through his teachings, Rabbi Lapin provides access to all who wish to benefit from this treasure trove.

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Early life and education

Daniel Lapin is uniquely positioned as a teacher of ancient Jewish wisdom. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to a family of Lithuanian Jewish descent. His father, Rabbi A. H. Lapin, a nephew of Rabbi Elya Lopian 1872-1970, served as a prominent and outspoken Orthodox rabbi in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and eventually established an Orthodox synagogue (Am Echad) in San Jose, California. Daniel Lapin studied in yeshivas in Gateshead and Israel, spending time with his great-uncle, and emigrated to the United States in 1973 where together with columnist Michael Medved, he founded the Pacific Jewish Center, a ground-breaking synagogue in Venice, California that encouraged thousands of young Jews to embrace their heritage. In 1992, he and his family relocated to Washington State where he began his work strengthening the Judeo-Christian roots of this country by writing, speaking and standing shoulder to shoulder with prominent Christian leaders, leading to the establishment of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians.

Current

His latest projects, along with his wife Susan, include the production of online courses that present thousands of years of Jewish wisdom emanating from the Bible, in ways that impact and improve modern-day life as well as their newest book, The Holistic You: Integrating your Family, Faith, Finances, Friendships, and Fitness. His other best-selling books include, Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, cited by Dave Ramsey as one of his top 10 business books and translated into several languages around the world, as well as its sequel Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance. Rabbi Lapin and Susan founded Lifecodex Publishing in which they produce audio and video teachings and write books to make ancient Jewish wisdom accessible to people of all faiths. Lifecodex Publishing also publishes works by other authors that promote traditional Biblical values. In addition to writing their regular columns, Thought Tools, Ask the Rabbi, and Susan’s Musings, as well as taping Rabbi Lapin’s weekly podcast (available on multiple platforms) they are deeply involved in their membership site, WeHappyWarriors.com and their non-profit organization, American Alliance of Jews and Christians (AAJC).

Some personal tidbits

Rabbi Daniel Lapin is an avid boater and sailed his family from Los Angeles to Honolulu in the summer on their own 44 foot sailing cutter. As the family grew, the Lapins switched to calmer waters, boating in the San Juan and Gulf Islands in Washington State and British Columbia. He and his wife Susan homeschooled their seven children on Mercer Island, Washington and now live in Baltimore, MD. 

Professional Career

Rabbi Lapin is a frequent speaker for hundreds of groups, institutions, organizations, and companies including Family Research Council, Legatus, Crystal Cathedral, Harvard Law School, Heritage Foundation, the United States Army, the Mont Pelerin Society of Economists, Prudential Insurance Company, the 1996 Republican National Convention, Voices United for Israel, Yeshiva University, and Young Presidents Organization. Rabbi Lapin was the keynote speaker at the Congressional Bi-Partisan opening of the 106th Congress in Washington, DC. He speaks regularly at universities, businesses and 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. Rabbi Lapin, along with his wife, Susan has just released their newest book, The Holistic You: Integrating your Family, Faith, Finances, Friendships, and Fitness. Their previous best-selling books include Buried Treasure: Secrets for Living from the Lord’s Language; and America’s Real War. Rabbi Lapin also wrote Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money, cited by Dave Ramsey as one of his top 10 business books, and Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance, He hosts the Rabbi Daniel Lapin podcast and for many years he and Susan co-hosted the Ancient Jewish Wisdom TV Show on the TCT network. His popular online courses include The Financial Prosperity Collection and Scrolling through Scripture.

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