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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.


Vayeira 5769

GOOD MORNING! Last week I wrote about the existence of the soul and the nature of the World to...

Lech Lecha 5769

GOOD MORNING! People often ask me, "Does Judaism believe in an afterlife?" I grew up with a...

Noach 5769

GOOD MORNING! One time I returned from a meeting to find a Meter Maid (does anyone still use that...

Bereishit 5769

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Sukkot 5769

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Ha'azinu 5769

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Vayelech 5768

GOOD MORNING! Yom Kippur begins Wednesday evening, October 8th (Yizkor is on Thursday, the 9th)....

Nitzavim 5768

GOOD MORNING! Rosh Hashana begins Monday evening, September 29th! Many Jews all over the world are...

Ki Tavo 5768

GOOD MORNING! Did you ever want to accomplish something and just couldn't gather the willpower to...

Why Kosher?

Keeping kosher offers a variety of spiritual and practical benefits.

Ki Tetzei 5768

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Shoftim 5768

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Tribute to Simon Wiesenthal

What is behind the man who brought 1,100 war criminals to justice?

Re'eh 5768

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Ekev 5768

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V'etchanan 5768

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Devarim 5768

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Masay 5768

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Matot 5768

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Pinchas 5768

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Balak 5768

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Chukat 5768

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Korach 5768

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Shlach 5768

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Be'halot'cha 5768

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Naso 5768

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Bamidbar 5768

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Bechukotai 5768

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Behar 5768

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Kedoshim 5768

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Passover (first day) 5769

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Pesach (seventh day) 5769

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Acharei Mot 5768

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Metzora 5768

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Tazria 5768

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Shmini 5768

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Tzav 5768

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Vayikra 5768

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Pekudei 5768

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Vayakhel 5768

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Ki Tisa 5768

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Tetzaveh 5768

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Trumah 5768

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Mishpatim 5768

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Yitro 5768

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Beshalach 5768

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Bo 5768

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Va'eira 5768

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Shmot 5768

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