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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.

Kedoshim 5766

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Metzora 5766

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Shmini 5766

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Passover (first day) 5769

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Tzav 5766

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Vayikra 5766

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Pekudei 5766

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I wrote about the two most important questions ...


Ki Tisa 5766

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Tetzaveh 5766

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Trumah 5766

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Mishpatim 5766

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Yitro 5766

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Beshalach 5766

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Bo 5766

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Va'eira 5766

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Shmot 5766

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Vayechi 5766

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Vayigash 5766

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Mikeitz 5766

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Vayeshev 5766

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Vayishlach 5766

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Vayetzei 5766

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Toldot 5766

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Chayei Sarah 5766

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Vayeira 5766

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Lech Lecha 5766

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Noach 5766

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Bereishit 5766

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Sukkot 5766

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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

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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

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Ki Tavo 5765

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Ki Tetzei 5765

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Shoftim 5765

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Be'halot'cha 5765

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Re'eh 5765

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Ekev 5765

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V'etchanan 5765

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Devarim 5765

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Masay 5765

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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

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Balak 5765

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Chukat 5765

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Korach 5765

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Shlach 5765

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Naso 5765

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Bamidbar 5765

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Bechukotai 5765

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