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Rabbi Kalman Packouz

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Devarim 5774

Devarim 5774

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GOOD MORNING! And the war continues in order to protect the people of Israel -- including Arabs -- from the rockets fired from Gaza. Close to 7,000 ...


Masay 5774

Masay 5774

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GOOD MORNING! We who care about Israel are worried and wish that there is something that we can do to help. My colleague and friend, Rabbi Jack ...


Matot 5774

Matot 5774

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GOOD MORNING! With what is going on in Israel, I feel that it is important to share with you the following article written by David Harris, American ...


Pinchas 5774

Pinchas 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Our hearts go out to the parents, friends -- and to each other -- over the murder of the three Israeli boys, Naftali Frankel, Gilad ...


Balak 5774

Balak 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What do you owe your parents? What are your responsibilities to them? Does it depend if they were good parents? Recently was published ...


Chukat 5774

Chukat 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you the "Letter to His Son" -- the Ethical Will of the Ramban. This week I share with you a modern ...


Korach 5774

Korach 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What values and beliefs do you hold dear in life? What lessons would you want to share with your family to carry on in their lives? ...


Shlach 5774

Shlach 5774

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GOOD MORNING! My son came running into my home office late one night. "Come quickly! There is something wrong with the stove." I ran into ...


Be'halot'cha 5774

Be'halot'cha 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Is it possible that the 3,000 year old Torah claim that the whole Jewish people heard God speak at Mt. Sinai is a hoax? What exactly ...


Naso 5774

Naso 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Tuesday evening, June 3rd, begins the two day holiday of Shavuot (or Shavuos in the Ashkenazic pronunciation). (Yizkor is on Thursday, ...


Bamidbar 5774

Bamidbar 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Two weeks ago I shared with you insights and wisdom on "Why do bad things happen to good people?" by my beloved Aish HaTorah ...


Bechukotai 5774

Bechukotai 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Would you like a formula for success in life? Here are: Three Rules For Success - Initiative -- You have to try. - ...


Behar 5774

Behar 5774

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GOOD MORNING! At one time or another almost all of us ask the age old question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" I share with ...


Emor 5774

Emor 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Many people make the mistake of saying they are "not religious" when what they mean is "I am not fully observant." ...


Kedoshim 5774

Kedoshim 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Every person in this world is seeking pleasure. It is what motivates us. The problem is not that people seek pleasure. The Almighty ...


Pesach 5774

Pesach 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Are you happy with who you are? Wish you could change, but don't know how? Wondering how does one make real changes? The formula is ...


Acharei Mot 5774

Acharei Mot 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Recently, I suggested using props at the Seder -- such as frogs to throw during mention of the plague of frogs and Ping-Pong balls to ...


Metzora 5774

Metzora 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What if there was a total eclipse of the moon Monday at 3 a.m., but Wednesday at 10 a.m. was more convenient for you to view it? You'd ...


Tazria 5774

Tazria 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Once, I was speaking with a friend who tended to punctuate his speech with earthy, coarse words. I said to him, "You are such a ...


Shmini 5774

Shmini 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Pesach is coming! Monday night, April 14th is the first Seder. What kind of Seder will you have for your family and friends? Will it ...


Tzav 5774

Tzav 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Did you ever wonder what really distinguishes a human being from an animal? Every human has four deep seated needs - meaning, ...


Vayikra 5774

Vayikra 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Purim is coming up next week – Saturday night, March 15th, through all day Sunday. Purim is the holiday that reminds us that God ...


Pekudei 5774

Pekudei 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What is our responsibility for righting the wrongs of this world? Here is the second part of Rabbi Noah Weinberg's article ...


Vayakhel 5774

Vayakhel 5774

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GOOD MORNING! The world faces many challenges. What are we to do? My teacher, Rabbi Noah Weinberg, wrote the following article, "World ...


Ki Tisa 5774

Ki Tisa 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What do clothes say about you? What image are you trying to project? Armies have uniforms, teens have fads, women have fashion, ...


Tetzaveh 5774

Tetzaveh 5774

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GOOD MORNING! How important is it to you that your children follow in your footsteps as Jews and that they marry Jews? If it is important, then you ...


Trumah 5774

Trumah 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Do you ever wonder about how you are raising your kids -- the example you set for them, the values that you want to inculcate, the ...


Mishpatim 5774

Mishpatim 5774

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GOOD MORNING! One time while I lived in Jerusalem, I parked my car in front of Uri's Pizza to pick up two pies for my family. When I came out there ...


Yitro 5774

Yitro 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What would you do if you were flying in the face of death -- wherever you go and whatever you did -- the enemy wanted to kill you? ...


Beshalach 5774

Beshalach 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Did you know that trees not only have anniversaries, they have their own New Year? Thursday, January 16th is Tu B'Shevat (the 15th of ...


Bo 5774

Bo 5774

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GOOD MORNING! We live in a time when stress and anxiety are the norm. Frustrations, worries, pressures, disappointments and regrets easily preoccupy ...


Va'eira 5774

Va'eira 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Recently, I had a very curious incident in Singapore. Sitting in a waiting room I watched as two people assisted a very old Chinese ...


Shmot 5774

Shmot 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Last week we dealt with the anomaly that the Jews have been the most hated and persecuted people throughout history, yet have ...


Vayechi 5774

Vayechi 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you four Torah prophecies charting Jewish history: 1) that the Jewish people will be eternal though 2) we will ...


 Vayigash 5774

Vayigash 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Have you ever noticed that there is something unique about Jewish history? No nation has survived such persistent persecution and ...


Mikeitz 5774

Mikeitz 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Rabbi Abraham Twerski points out in his Twerski on Chumash that there is no coincidence that Chanukah occurs during the week that we ...


Vayeshev 5774

Vayeshev 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Hanukah is coming soon, Wednesday night, November 27th. It's a wonderful family holiday. After we light the candles, we sing Maoz ...


Vayishlach 5774

Vayishlach 5774

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GOOD MORNING! My friend, Sunny Goldstein, of blessed memory, was named after his grandfather. While that is not unusual, the rest of the story is. ...


Vayetzei 5774

Vayetzei 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What is true spirituality? My beloved friend, Rabbi Avraham Goldhar, who has a revolutionary approach to helping kids get better ...


Toldot 5774

Toldot 5774

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GOOD MORNING! What is the secret to happiness in marriage? My beloved friend, Dr. Ron Goldstein, has 3 tips for his fellow man that with sincerity ...


Chayei Sarah 5774

Chayei Sarah 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Many years ago I took my wife for our anniversary to the finest restaurant (at the time) in Jerusalem, The Carvery in the King Solomon ...


Vayeira 5774

Vayeira 5774

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Lech Lecha 5774

Lech Lecha 5774

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GOOD MORNING! Has there ever been a time when you've met someone with a disability, felt ill at ease and did not know how to respond? Perhaps you ...


Noach 5774

Noach 5774

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Bereishit 5774

Bereishit 5774

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GOOD MORNING! How old is the world? 13.7 billion years or 6,000 years? Did Creation take place in 6 twenty-four days or were they longer? This week ...


Sukkot 5774

Sukkot 5774

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Rabbi Kalman Packouz' popular Jewish weekly.


Yom Kippur 5774

Yom Kippur 5774

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Shabbat Shalom Ha'azinu

Shabbat Shalom Ha'azinu

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Rabbi Kalman Packouz' popular Jewish weekly.


Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773

Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773

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Ki Tavo 5773

Ki Tavo 5773

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