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Rabbi Kalman Packouz

Rabbi Kalman Packouz is the author and publisher of Shabbat Shalom Internet Weekly. To subscribe, go to www.shabbatshalom.org and enter your email address. Click for Rabbi Packouz's complete bio.

Sukkot 5766

Sukkot 5766

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This coming Shabbat we read a special Torah portion for ...


Ha'azinu 5766

Ha'azinu 5766

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Judaism has something for everyone. If you like to drink, ...


Vayelech 5765

Vayelech 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING!   Do you have a soul? Most people answer, "Yes!" ...


Nitzavim 5765

Nitzavim 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Have you ever attended a class reunion from your high ...


Ki Tavo 5765

Ki Tavo 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The story is told of two prisoners condemned to death ...


Ki Tetzei 5765

Ki Tetzei 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I received the following letter (to be read with dripping ...


Shoftim 5765

Shoftim 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The devastation is horrible! Homes flattened, people ...


Be'halot'cha 5765

Be'halot'cha 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I remember my grandfather, of blessed memory, joking about ...


Re'eh 5765

Re'eh 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Shortly, it will be Rosh Chodesh Elul (Sept. 4-5), the ...


Ekev 5765

Ekev 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! When I was in the Israeli army at the beginning of the ...


V'etchanan 5765

V'etchanan 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! How much of your success is due to your brains, good ...


Devarim 5765

Devarim 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is the saddest day of a person's life? Most likely it ...


Masay 5765

Masay 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Everyone wants happiness. It's what we all seek and all we ...


Matot 5765

Matot 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: Torah Portion of the Week Matot Matot includes the laws of making and ...


Pinchas 5765

Pinchas 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The story is told that Napoleon was walking through the ...


Balak 5765

Balak 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week we completed the first section (The Nature of ...


Chukat 5765

Chukat 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING!   There is much confusion amongst Jews as to what ...


Korach 5765

Korach 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING!   A couple of weeks ago I gave 3 strategies to ...


Shlach 5765

Shlach 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING!   When my eldest son, Avraham, was 6 years old ...


Naso 5765

Naso 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Sunday evening, June 12th, begins the two day holiday of ...


Bamidbar 5765

Bamidbar 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Star Wars continues to top the chart as the last ...


Bechukotai 5765

Bechukotai 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The last two weeks I wrote about honoring parents; this ...


Behar 5765

Behar 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I wrote about gratitude and honoring one's ...


Emor 5765

Emor 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This Sunday is Mother's Day (in the USA). In truth, ...


Passover (first day) 5769

Passover (first day) 5769

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This Shabbat coincides with the Seventh Day of Pesach, a ...


Kedoshim 5765

Kedoshim 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Since we have just finished celebrating Pesach and our ...


Acharei Mot 5765

Acharei Mot 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The first Seder is Motza'ai Shabbat, Saturday evening, ...


Metzora 5765

Metzora 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Less than two weeks to Pesach and counting ... ...


Tazria 5765

Tazria 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What would you do if your child wanted to date or marry ...


Shmini 5765

Shmini 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is courage? The year is 1929. It's Friday, August ...


Tzav 5765

Tzav 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What impact will your life have on others? What impact ...


Vayikra 5765

Vayikra 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Purim is coming up next week, Thursday night, March 24th, ...


Pekudei 5765

Pekudei 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is the meaning of life? Several years ago a young ...


Vayakhel 5765

Vayakhel 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I received the following letter: "(In regard to your ...


Ki Tisa 5765

Ki Tisa 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! My good friend and colleague, Rabbi Steve Baars, is the ...


Tetzaveh 5765

Tetzaveh 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! With tremendous gratitude to the Almighty and deep ...


Trumah 5765

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GOOD MORNING! What would you say to stop someone from committing suicide? What would happen if after listening to all of the pain and suffering ...


Mishpatim 5765

Mishpatim 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Mark your calendars. March 1st, 5:30 PM EST is the date ...


Yitro 5765

Yitro 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Rabbi Joey Grunfeld once related to me a story of the time ...


Beshalach 5765

Beshalach 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! When is the New Year? Would you be surprised to know that ...


Bo 5765

Bo 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Recently a friend of mine asked me, "Do you really believe ...


Va'eira 5765

Va'eira 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A psychologist once said, "before I got married I didn't ...


Shmot 5765

Shmot 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This week I wanted to write something about Spirituality. ...


Vayechi 5765

Vayechi 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The other day I was in line at a grill restaurant. The ...


Vayigash 5765

Vayigash 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A young religious man, Shmuel, lived with his wife and ...


Vayeshev 5765

Vayeshev 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Hanukah is coming soon - the first night is Tuesday, ...


Vayishlach 5765

Vayishlach 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Recently I received the following reply in response to my ...


Vayetzei 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Why are the Jewish people called "Yehudim"? When our ...


Toldot 5765

Toldot 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I don't believe I have ever heard anyone say, "Gee, ...


Chayei Sarah 5765

Chayei Sarah 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Many years ago I took my wife for our anniversary to the ...


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