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Rabbi Kalman Packouz

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Bereishit 5770

GOOD MORNING! A person poured out his heart to me, "I would like to believe in God, but it is...

Sukkot 5770

GOOD MORNING! Judaism has something for everyone. If you like to drink, we have Purim. If you like...

Ha'azinu 5770

GOOD MORNING! Yom Kippur begins Sunday evening, September 27th (Yizkor is on Monday, the 28th)....

Rosh Hashanah 5770

GOOD MORNING! Rosh Hashana begins Friday evening, September 18th! Many Jews all over the world are...

Nitzavim-Vayelech 5769

GOOD MORNING! There are still 2 weeks to Rosh Hashanah. Here are some helpful ideas: 10 THINGS...

Ki Tavo 5769

GOOD MORNING! The story is told of two prisoners condemned to death being held for 6 months in the...

Ki Tetzei 5769

GOOD MORNING! Rabbi Noah Weinberg was a man who lived with a constant God-consciousness. He always...

Shoftim 5769

GOOD MORNING! Recently I received a beautiful PowerPoint presentation "The Price of...

Re'eh 5769

GOOD MORNING! The Talmud (Arakin 15b) tells us that Loshon Hora (literally: "evil speech"...

Ekev 5769

GOOD MORNING! With the headlines in the newspapers shouting the latest scandals, there are several...

V'etchanan 5769

GOOD MORNING! One of the major questions in life is, "Do we control our emotions or do our...

Devarim 5769

GOOD MORNING! What is the saddest day of a person's life? Most likely it is the death of one of...

Matos - Masei 5769

GOOD MORNING! Can one Can one test the Almighty? Part of what I do in life is fundraising. One...

Pinchas 5769

GOOD MORNING! The story is told of Napoleon walking through the streets of Paris one Tisha B'av....

Chukat-Balak 5769

GOOD MORNING! What is the value of keeping your word? What is the value of keeping Shabbos...

Vayishlach 5767

If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Hanukah...

Korach 5769

GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you the Secret of Life according to my friend, Rabbi...

Shlach 5769

GOOD MORNING! I once offered a young man the opportunity to meet my good friend and renowned...

Be'halot'cha 5769

GOOD MORNING! One cannot love what one does not know. If one wants to appreciate and love being...

Naso 5769

GOOD MORNING! If you are Jewish, firstborn, male, whose parents are neither Cohanim or Levites and...

Shavuot 5769

GOOD MORNING! This week I would like to share with you a poignant story about one of the people I...

Bamidbar 5769

GOOD MORNING! Thursday evening, May 28th, begins the two day holiday of Shavu'ot (or Shavu'os in...

Bechukotai 5769

GOOD MORNING! In about two weeks is Shavuous, the holiday celebrating the giving of the Torah on...

Emor 5769

GOOD MORNING! Mother's Day is coming up Sunday, May 10th on the American Holiday Schedule. (In the...

Kedoshim 5769

GOOD MORNING! With tremendous gratitude to the Almighty and congratulations to my daughter Chana...

Metzora 5769

GOOD MORNING! Until I was 22 years old and started to learn in a yeshiva, I always thought that...

Shmini 5769

GOOD MORNING! My father always says that "Free advice is worth what you pay for it." Here is an...

Passover (first day) 5769

GOOD MORNING! A sweet and healthy Pesach to each of you, my beloved readers! Q & A: WHY THE...

Tzav 5769

GOOD MORNING! There are 613 Commandments in the Torah (not just the 10 Commandments given at Mt....

Vayikra 5769

GOOD MORNING! The Seders are Wednesday night, April 8th and Thursday night, April 9th. Q & A:...

Pekudei 5769

GOOD MORNING! The Seders are Wednesday night, April 8th and Thursday night, April 9th. About...

Ki Tisa 5769

GOOD MORNING! I once had the pleasure of attending a wedding in Jerusalem. It is the custom in...

Tetzaveh 5769

GOOD MORNING! Purim is coming up next week! Purim is the holiday that reminds us that God runs the...

Trumah 5769

GOOD MORNING! I once asked Reb Noah (Rabbi Noah Weinberg, founder of Aish HaTorah) for his...

Mishpatim 5769

GOOD MORNING! Last time we explored the excuses for anti-Semitism; this week we'll look at the...

Yitro 5769

GOOD MORNING! With heartfelt sorrow I inform you of the passing of Rabbi Noah Weinberg, founder...

Beshalach 5769

GOOD MORNING! The story is told of a Jewish man who applied for a job as a radio announcer and was...

Bo 5769

GOOD MORNING! The story is told of a class of students who were requested to write their list for...

Va'eira 5769

GOOD MORNING! George Burns once lamented that it's "too bad all the people who know how to run the...

Chayei Sarah 5759

GOOD MORNING! Standing in the checkout line at the supermarket one is surrounded by the tabloids...

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Sukkot is the time of our joy!

Shmot 5769

GOOD MORNING! I don't believe I have ever heard anyone say, "Gee, raising kids sure is easy!" It...

Vayechi 5769

GOOD MORNING! There are so many things happening in the world these days. It's almost enough to...

Vayigash 5769

GOOD MORNING! The story is told of a rabbi in a small village in Poland before World War II. One...

Mikeitz 5769

GOOD MORNING! Happy Hanukah! I thought you might enjoy a perspective article written by my friend...

Vayeshev 5769

GOOD MORNING! Hanukah is coming soon - the first night is Sunday, December 21st. It's a wonderful...

Reb Noah's Favorite Joke

Imagine what we could accomplish if we actually used our potential.

Vayishlach 5769

GOOD MORNING! This might be the "slickest" segue you'll ever see: In this week's Torah Portion,...

Vayetzei 5769

GOOD MORNING! Last week I wrote about Trust in God. It occurred to me that for one to trust in God...

Toldot 5769

GOOD MORNING! I just returned from a trip to Hong Kong and Singapore. Each person shared the...

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