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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.

Vayikra 5764

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


Pekudei 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Over the years a number of sincere Christians and a ...


Ki Tisa 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week we explored the excuses for anti-Semitism; this ...


Tetzaveh 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! It has been said that the history of almost all of the ...


Trumah 5764

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GOOD MORNING! Eli Wiesel was quoted on Israeli radio last night speaking at the conference on European Anti-Semitism that the Jews of Europe live ...


Mishpatim 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A father of a teenager I knew had a beautiful 1965 Ford ...


Yitro 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Rabbi Shalom Schwadron, a moving speaker and story teller, ...


Beshalach 5764

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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 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is the greatest pleasure in your life? Love of your ...


Va'eira 5764

Va'eira 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! If you had the chance, would you like to discuss with God? ...


Shmot 5764

Shmot 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! One of the major questions in life is, "Do we control our ...


Vayechi 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Recently, I attended a Simon and Garfunkel "Old Friends" ...


Vayigash 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What legacy would you like to leave to your children? ...


Mikeitz 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Happy Hanukah! I hope your candles are burning bright! ...


Vayeshev 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Happy Hanukah! The first candle is lit before sunset (and ...


Vayishlach 5764

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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 Friday, ...


Vayetzei 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What would you do if as a child you overheard the doctor ...


Toldot 5764

Toldot 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Do you ever get the feeling that the media is biased ...


Chayei Sarah 5764

Chayei Sarah 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This week's Torah portion recounts the death and burial of ...


Vayeira 5764

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! In last week's Torah portion the Almighty commands ...


Re'eh 5761

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GOOD MORNING! May you have a spectacular week. And here are some thoughts to help make it so! Q & A: WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE HEBREW MONTH OF ...


Ekev 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Recently a friend of mine asked me, "Do you really believe in God?" When I answered "for sure" his response was "really?" Personally, ...


V'etchanan 5761

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GOOD MORNING! How much of your success is due to your brains, good judgment, risk taking and experience versus "coincidence"? Here's the story! The ...


Devarim 5761

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GOOD MORNING! I thought that the beautiful little piece that follows is particularly appropriate for Tisha B'Av as so much pain, suffering and ...


Masay 5761

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GOOD MORNING! I received a beautiful and meaningful piece (below) via the internet. The author was listed as anonymous. I did some research and I ...


Matot 5761

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GOOD MORNING! I received a beautiful and meaningful piece (below) via the internet. The author was listed as anonymous. I did some research and I ...


Pinchas 5761

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GOOD MORNING! This week we shall conclude the 7 Wonders of Jewish History! A quick review: - The Jewish people are an eternal nation. - The ...


Korach 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you the first two unique wonders of Jewish history -- (1) it was prophesied that the Jewish people would be an ...


Shlach 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Over 300 years ago, King Louis XIV of France asked Blaise Pascal, the great Christian philosopher, to give him proof of God. Pascal ...


Be'halot'cha 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Why live a Torah-way of life? There are many benefits and pleasures in living Jewishly, but ultimately the goal is to develop the ...


Naso 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Thank you for your patience! Two weeks ago I promised some excerpts from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's latest book, Patience (available from ...


Bamidbar 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Please have more patience for the Patience Tips -- I forgot that I needed to write about Shavuot this week. Sunday evening, May 27th, ...


Bechukotai 5761

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GOOD MORNING! When I lived in Israel I once parked my car in the Ramat Eshkol shopping center parking lot. I returned to my car to find the right ...


Behar 5761

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GOOD MORNING! When I lived in Israel I once parked my car in the Ramat Eshkol shopping center parking lot. I returned to my car to find the right ...


Emor 5761

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**Spend a Comfortable Shabbos in Fair Lawn, NJ with Ahavat Achim Orthodox Congregation** www.ahavatachim.org GOOD MORNING!  Here's something ...


Kedoshim 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Many years ago in Israel there lived a couple with a little girl. Because the mother was afraid to have her daughter travel via public ...


Acharei Mot 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Many years ago in Israel there lived a couple with a little girl. Because the mother was afraid to have her daughter travel via public ...


Metzora 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Last week was Yom HaShoah, the remembrance day for the Holocaust. Every thinking person has likely asked him/herself questions about ...


Tazria 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Last week was Yom HaShoah, the remembrance day for the Holocaust. Every thinking person has likely asked him/herself questions about ...


Shmini 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Recently, I received a request to include a piece that I ran 4 years ago. After all of the heavy editions about Pesach, I thought that ...


Tzav 5761

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GOOD MORNING! The story is told that Senator Lieberman ordered the special hand-made round matzot for his Seder. The store-owner and his long-time ...


Vayikra 5761

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GOOD MORNING!  This year Pesach (Passover) starts Saturday night, April 7th. Therefore, one must do the bedikas chametz (search for leaven) on ...


Pekudei 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Three weeks to Pesach and counting... It's time to give some thought to making the Seder more enjoyable and effective in creating a ...


Vayakhel 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Three weeks to Pesach and counting... It's time to give some thought to making the Seder more enjoyable and effective in creating a ...


Ki Tisa 5761

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GOOD MORNING! A father was at the beach with his children when his four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, ...


Tetzaveh 5761

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GOOD MORNING! With Purim being a time of joy and gladness creating love and goodwill amongst Jews, I felt now is the time to share with you my ...


Trumah 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Purim is coming up next week, Thursday night, March 8th, through all day Friday! The Fast of Esther is Thursday, March 8th. I was ...


Mishpatim 5761

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GOOD MORNING!  GOOD MORNING! Two weeks ago I wrote about the pleasure of giving tzedakah and controlling one's attitude. Below I have elaborated, ...


Yitro 5761

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GOOD MORNING! GOOD MORNING! People often tell me, "Rabbi, I just observe the Ten Commandments and not all 613." The usual problem is that if asked, ...


Beshalach 5761

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GOOD MORNING! Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a wedding in Jerusalem. It is the custom in Jerusalem for poor people to collect tzedakah ...


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