Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, is known world-wide as a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and host of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin Show. 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. Newsweek magazine included him in its first list of America’s fifty most influential rabbis.
Before immigrating to the United States, 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. While serving his California congregation, the Lapins sailed their family transpacific to Hawaii. They have become well known west coast sailors.
“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 problems that plague individuals, families and our nation, he has won the admiration of noted figures in business, politics, and entertainment.
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, Primerica, Voices United for Israel, Yeshiva University, and Young President’s 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. His first book, America’s Real War was a national best seller as was his second book Buried Treasure; the Secrets for Living from the Lord’s Language . His third book Thou Shall Prosper: The Ten Commandments for Making Money and its sequel, Business Secrets from the Bible were both published by John Wiley and have 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 impact and improve modern day life particularly in the areas of family, faith, friendships, and finance.
He and his wife Susan homeschooled their seven children on Mercer Island, Washington and now live in Baltimore.