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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.

Shavuot 5763

Shavuot 5763

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We are now in a campaign to sign up 1,000 Friends of Shabbat Shalom! The vitamin for friendship is B1 ... if the Shabbat Shalom has been a friend to ...


Bamidbar 5763

Bamidbar 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series: GOOD MORNING! I saw an interesting bumper sticker: "Hug ...


Bechukotai 5763

Bechukotai 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! May your week be filled with ...


Behar 5763

Behar 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I received a number of emails ...


Emor 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Every time a certain doctor sees ...


Kedoshim 5763

Kedoshim 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I heard an announcement ...


Acharei Mot 5763

Acharei Mot 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This Tuesday evening, April 22, is ...


Passover (first day) 5769

Passover (first day) 5769

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: The Torah Portion for Shabbat, April 19, 2003 ...


Metzora 5763

Metzora 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The first Seder is Wednesday ...


Tazria 5763

Tazria 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Three weeks to Pesach and counting ...


Shmini 5763

Shmini 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A father was at the beach with his ...


Tzav 5763

Tzav 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I received a very interesting ...


Vayikra 5763

Vayikra 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Would you like your children to ...


Pekudei 5763

Pekudei 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is the greatest pleasure in ...


Vayakhel 5763

Vayakhel 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! One of the major questions in life ...


Ki Tisa 5763

Ki Tisa 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! My good friend and colleague, ...


Tetzaveh 5763

Tetzaveh 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This week is the eleventh ...


Trumah 5763

Trumah 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I am shocked and saddened at the ...


Mishpatim 5763

Mishpatim 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! There is an old Jewish story about ...


Yitro 5763

Yitro 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Well, we now have an Israeli in ...


Beshalach 5763

Beshalach 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! One of the 613 categories of ...


Bo 5763

Bo 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is success in life? Many ...


Va'eira 5763

Va'eira 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! My heartfelt thanks to everyone ...


Shmot 5763

Shmot 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Years ago my 6 year old son was ...


Vayechi 5763

Vayechi 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Everyone loves a story -- ...


Vayigash 5763

Vayigash 5763

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If you would like to contribute towards the continuation of this weekly series, please click here: GOOD MORNING! If the comedian, Jackie Mason, ...


Mikeitz 5763

Mikeitz 5763

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GOOD MORNING! I once went to a tailor in Singapore to make a suit. He asked me, "What would you like?" I told him, "a double-breasted suit." He ...


Vayeshev 5763

Vayeshev 5763

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GOOD MORNING! Happy Hanukah! The first candle is lit before sunset (and before Shabbat candles) this coming Friday, November 29th. I thought you ...


Vayishlach 5763

Vayishlach 5763

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GOOD MORNING! Hanukah is coming soon - the first night is Friday, November 29th (be sure to light before sunset!). It's a wonderful family holiday. ...


Vayetzei 5763

Vayetzei 5763

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GOOD MORNING! Every day we make decisions, we react, we interact, we do acts of kindness. Oftentimes we don't even remember our acts of kindness and ...


Toldot 5763

Toldot 5763

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GOOD MORNING! Once, while visiting people in the hospital, I met a man who was especially happy to see me. He told me, "You are the first rabbi I ...


Chayei Sarah 5763

Chayei Sarah 5763

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GOOD MORNING! Almost every day Israel is under attack. Jews are murdered and injured. What are we doing about it? What can we do about it? We can be ...


Vayeira 5763

Vayeira 5763

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GOOD MORNING! At a Simcha (a religious celebration - for example, a wedding or Bar Mitzvah) a man asked me if I was a doctor. Feeling witty, I ...


Lech Lecha 5763

Lech Lecha 5763

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GOOD MORNING! How do you know that you have a soul? Have you asked yourself that question - or have you taken it for granted that you do (or ...


Noach 5763

Noach 5763

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GOOD MORNING! In this week's Torah portion, Noah plants a grapevine shortly after leaving the ark. At his earliest possible convenience, he makes ...


V'Zot HaBracha 5763

V'Zot HaBracha 5763

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The Torah Portion for Saturday, October 11 is that of Sukkot. Parshat V'Zot HaBracha will be read on Simchat Torah, which is on Sunday, October 19 ...


Bereishit 5763

Bereishit 5763

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GOOD MORNING! The story is told of a gorilla which escaped from the zoo. They searched everywhere for it. Finally, they found the gorilla sitting in ...


Sukkot 5763

Sukkot 5763

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GOOD MORNING! We just commemorated the anniversary of the tragedies on September 11, 2001. What particularly intrigued me were two small articles I ...


Ha'azinu 5763

Ha'azinu 5763

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GOOD MORNING! A friend once had a court case. The judge called for a lunch recess, but there wasn't enough time to go to a restaurant. My friend and ...


Rosh Hashanah 5763

Rosh Hashanah 5763

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GOOD MORNING! Rosh Hashana begins this Friday evening, September 6th. Perhaps you know someone who doesn't find services inspirational, uplifting, ...


Vayelech 5762

Vayelech 5762

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GOOD MORNING! Rosh Hashana begins Friday evening, September 6th! Many Jews all over the world are rushing to make sure that they have places ...


Nitzavim 5762

Nitzavim 5762

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GOOD MORNING! Rosh Hashana begins Friday evening, September 6th! Many Jews all over the world are rushing to make sure that they have places ...


Ki Tavo 5762

Ki Tavo 5762

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GOOD MORNING! Until I was 22 years old and started to learn in a Yeshiva, I always thought that there were only 10 Commandments. I was surprised to ...


Ki Tetzei 5762

Ki Tetzei 5762

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GOOD MORNING! Recently I purchased an Eveready pen flashlight. I was fascinated by the warning on the package: "If swallowed, promptly see doctor; ...


Shoftim 5762

Shoftim 5762

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GOOD MORNING! Recently, I came across an Aish Wallet Wisdom Card from our SpeedDating Division which I want to share with you. It's perfect for the ...


Re'eh 5762

Re'eh 5762

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


Ekev 5762

Ekev 5762

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GOOD MORNING! Rabbi Eliezer Silver was a leader in Jewish Rescue during the Holocaust. After the war he visited Europe as a representative of United ...


V'etchanan 5762

V'etchanan 5762

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GOOD MORNING! A Jewish soldier was dying on the beach during the invasion of Normandy. He calls to his Jewish comrade, "I'm dying! What do I say?" ...


Devarim 5762

Devarim 5762

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GOOD MORNING! It looks like the "Don't Be a Quidnunc" bumper sticker campaign is not going to be the new "Pet Rock" fad. I do want to thank the ...


Matot 5762

Matot 5762

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GOOD MORNING! Did you ever come across the word "quidnunc"? If not, I am not surprised. In the last 6 weeks, I have not met one person who had ever ...


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