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Rabbi Kalman Packouz

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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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Yom Kippur 5774

Yom Kippur 5774

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Shabbat Shalom Ha'azinu

Shabbat Shalom Ha'azinu

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Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773

Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773

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Ki Tavo 5773

Ki Tavo 5773

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Ki Tetzei 5773

Ki Tetzei 5773

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Shoftim 5773

Shoftim 5773

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Re'eh 5773

Re'eh 5773

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Ekev 5773

Ekev 5773

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V'etchanan 5773

V'etchanan 5773

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Devarim 5773

Devarim 5773

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GOOD MORNING! What is the saddest day of your life? For most of us, it the day when someone close to us passes away. For the Jewish people as a ...


Matot Masay 5773

Matot Masay 5773

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Pinchas 5773

Pinchas 5773

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Balak 5773

Balak 5773

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Chukat 5773

Chukat 5773

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Korach 5773

Korach 5773

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Shlach 5773

Shlach 5773

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Be’halot’cha 5773

Be’halot’cha 5773

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Naso 5773

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Bamidbar 5773

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