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Rabbi Kalman Packouz

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Matot 5774

GOOD MORNING! With what is going on in Israel, I feel that it is important to share with you the...

Pinchas 5774

GOOD MORNING! Our hearts go out to the parents, friends -- and to each other -- over the murder of...

Balak 5774

GOOD MORNING! What do you owe your parents? What are your responsibilities to them? Does it depend...

Chukat 5774

GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you the "Letter to His Son" -- the Ethical Will of...

Korach 5774

GOOD MORNING! What values and beliefs do you hold dear in life? What lessons would you want to...

Shlach 5774

GOOD MORNING! My son came running into my home office late one night. "Come quickly! There is...

Be'halot'cha 5774

GOOD MORNING! Is it possible that the 3,000 year old Torah claim that the whole Jewish people...

Naso 5774

GOOD MORNING! Tuesday evening, June 3rd, begins the two day holiday of Shavuot (or Shavuos in the...

Bamidbar 5774

GOOD MORNING! Two weeks ago I shared with you insights and wisdom on "Why do bad things...

Bechukotai 5774

GOOD MORNING! Would you like a formula for success in life? Here are: Three Rules For...

Behar 5774

GOOD MORNING! At one time or another almost all of us ask the age old question, "Why do bad...

Emor 5774

GOOD MORNING! Many people make the mistake of saying they are "not religious" when what...

Kedoshim 5774

GOOD MORNING! Every person in this world is seeking pleasure. It is what motivates us. The problem...

Pesach 5774

GOOD MORNING! Are you happy with who you are? Wish you could change, but don't know how? Wondering...

Acharei Mot 5774

GOOD MORNING! Recently, I suggested using props at the Seder -- such as frogs to throw during...

Metzora 5774

GOOD MORNING! What if there was a total eclipse of the moon Monday at 3 a.m., but Wednesday at 10...

Tazria 5774

GOOD MORNING! Once, I was speaking with a friend who tended to punctuate his speech with earthy,...

Shmini 5774

GOOD MORNING! Pesach is coming! Monday night, April 14th is the first Seder. What kind of Seder...

Tzav 5774

GOOD MORNING! Did you ever wonder what really distinguishes a human being from an animal? Every...

Vayikra 5774

GOOD MORNING! Purim is coming up next week – Saturday night, March 15th, through all day...

Pekudei 5774

GOOD MORNING! What is our responsibility for righting the wrongs of this world? Here is the second...

Vayakhel 5774

GOOD MORNING! The world faces many challenges. What are we to do? My teacher, Rabbi Noah Weinberg,...

Ki Tisa 5774

GOOD MORNING! What do clothes say about you? What image are you trying to project? Armies have...

Tetzaveh 5774

GOOD MORNING! How important is it to you that your children follow in your footsteps as Jews and...

Trumah 5774

GOOD MORNING! Do you ever wonder about how you are raising your kids -- the example you set for...

Mishpatim 5774

GOOD MORNING! One time while I lived in Jerusalem, I parked my car in front of Uri's Pizza to pick...

Yitro 5774

GOOD MORNING! What would you do if you were flying in the face of death -- wherever you go and...

Beshalach 5774

GOOD MORNING! Did you know that trees not only have anniversaries, they have their own New Year?...

Bo 5774

GOOD MORNING! We live in a time when stress and anxiety are the norm. Frustrations, worries,...

Va'eira 5774

GOOD MORNING! Recently, I had a very curious incident in Singapore. Sitting in a waiting room I...

Shmot 5774

GOOD MORNING! Last week we dealt with the anomaly that the Jews have been the most hated and...

Vayechi 5774

GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you four Torah prophecies charting Jewish history: 1) that...

Vayigash 5774

GOOD MORNING! Have you ever noticed that there is something unique about Jewish history? No nation...

Mikeitz 5774

GOOD MORNING! Rabbi Abraham Twerski points out in his Twerski on Chumash that there is no...

Vayeshev 5774

GOOD MORNING! Hanukah is coming soon, Wednesday night, November 27th. It's a wonderful family...

Vayishlach 5774

GOOD MORNING! My friend, Sunny Goldstein, of blessed memory, was named after his grandfather....

Vayetzei 5774

GOOD MORNING! What is true spirituality? My beloved friend, Rabbi Avraham Goldhar, who has a...

Toldot 5774

GOOD MORNING! What is the secret to happiness in marriage? My beloved friend, Dr. Ron Goldstein,...

Chayei Sarah 5774

GOOD MORNING! Many years ago I took my wife for our anniversary to the finest restaurant (at the...

Vayeira 5774

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Lech Lecha 5774

GOOD MORNING! Has there ever been a time when you've met someone with a disability, felt ill at...

Noach 5774

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Bereishit 5774

GOOD MORNING! How old is the world? 13.7 billion years or 6,000 years? Did Creation take place in...

Sukkot 5774

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Yom Kippur 5774

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Shabbat Shalom Ha'azinu

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Nitzavim-Vayelech 5773

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Ki Tavo 5773

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Ki Tetzei 5773

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Shoftim 5773

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