December 5, 2023
December 5, 2023

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Rabbi Dani Staum

Rabbi Dani Staum, LMSW, is a popular speaker and author. He is a rebbe in Heichal HaTorah in Teaneck, NJ, and an experienced therapist, recently returning to seeing clients in private practice, as part of the Rockland CBT group. For appointments Rabbi Staum can be reached at 914-295-0115. Looking for an inspirational and motivating speaker or scholar-in-residence? Contact Rabbi Staum for a unique speaking experience. Rabbi Staum can be reached at [email protected]. Archives of his writings can be found at

Articles by Rabbi Dani Staum

Smell the Roses

A few years ago, my wife and I spent some time vacationing on Cape Cod. During one of those days, we took a ferry to

My Daddy

Any preschool teacher has undoubtedly heard the comment dozens of times: “My Daddy is bigger than your Daddy.” Today, that comment may have changed a

Inner Light

The light fixture hanging in our kitchen when we first moved onto 3 Landau Lane was ancient. In fact, I think it was there before

Urban Foliage

It was one of those picture-perfect, beautiful spring mornings. I had davened at an early minyan that Shabbos morning in early May down the block

Shmatta Pizza

I’ll bet you never heard of ‘Shmatta Pizza’! It was the summer of 1988. My Aunt Miriam was traveling to Eretz Yisroel for the unveiling

Frenzied Spirituality

One of the most exciting aspects of Yom Tov is the preparation during the days beforehand. Don’t get me wrong—I don’t like schlepping, shopping and

Awake Forever

A number of years ago, on Simchas Torah morning, after the kiddush ended, I carried our (then) 3-year-old son Dovid beneath the canopy spread atop

Frayed Wires

“Abba, the power is out in half of the rooms upstairs!” While trying to prepare derashos for Rosh Hashanah, that’s not what I wanted to

Home Address

Once upon a time, there was a family named The Staums, who resided at 3 Landau Lane in Spring Valley, NY. This wonderful family was

Grab On

Although I have lived in Monsey for most of my life, I am not a Monsey native. My formative years were spent living in the

Happy Ending

One Shabbos afternoon—during the summer of 2010—in the Staum bungalow at Camp Dora Golding, a 4-year-old boy (whose last name happens to be Staum) decided

The Greatest Chesed

It’s something we probably don’t appreciate enough. Being part of a community so eager to perform acts of chesed for each other. In times of