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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.

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 ...


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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

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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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

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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 ...


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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, ...


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...


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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 ...


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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

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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

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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 ...


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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

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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 ...


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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

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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

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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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

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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

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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 ...


Vayeira 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Avraham our forefather is the paradigm of kindness. Not ...


Lech Lecha 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A pundit once said, "Marriage is grand. ... Divorce is a ...


Noach 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! When I was a child, my little brother, Ronny, asked my ...


V'Zot HaBracha 5765

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Sukkot is the holiday of joy. One way to bring more joy ...


Bereishit 5765

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Parshat V'Zot HaBracha will be read on Simchat Torah, which is on Friday, October 8 outside of Israel, and Thursday, October 7 in Israel. Parshat ...


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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 ...


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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A friend of mine lamented the difficulty getting through ...


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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What lesson can we learn from the hurricane? We know it's ...


Vayelech 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Rosh Hashana begins Wednesday evening, September 15th! ...


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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A young man was in the hospital. The doctor gathered his ...


Ki Tetzei 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! In this day and age, most Jews do not keep Kosher. Why ...


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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Did you ever want to meet the President of the United ...


Re'eh 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I wrote about free-will and the verse in ...


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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is free-will? It is not deciding whether you want ...


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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I spoke with a person who would like to be ...


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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 ...


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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! One of the more interesting messages I received on my ...


Pinchas 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! My special thanks to all who have donated to help rebuild ...


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Two Torah scrolls torn and desecrated. Germany 1938? NO! London 2004. One week ago on Friday night the Aish Center was torched. Over $400,000 in ...