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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.

Bamidbar 5768

Bamidbar 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I thought that you might enjoy these observations about ...


Bechukotai 5768

Bechukotai 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! It amazes me how many times when I start to reply to a ...


Behar 5768

Behar 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! You may have heard of the Darwin Awards. They are given ...


Kedoshim 5768

Kedoshim 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Years ago my 6 year old son was late for dinner. After a ...


Passover (first day) 5769

Passover (first day) 5769

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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 ...


Pesach (seventh day) 5769

Pesach (seventh day) 5769

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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 ...


Acharei Mot 5768

Acharei Mot 5768

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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, ...


Metzora 5768

Metzora 5768

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Tazria 5768

Tazria 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is love? Is it just a feeling? Does it come from ...


Shmini 5768

Shmini 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What do you really want out of life? Is it meaning? Is it ...


Tzav 5768

Tzav 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Purim is coming up this week! It is celebrated Thursday ...


Vayikra 5768

Vayikra 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Remember these names: Yochai Lipshitz, Neria Cohen, ...


Pekudei 5768

Pekudei 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! No one wants to see their loved ones in pain and ...


Vayakhel 5768

Vayakhel 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Every day we make decisions, we react, we interact, we do ...


Ki Tisa 5768

Ki Tisa 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The apocryphal story is told of a man at the race tracks ...


Tetzaveh 5768

Tetzaveh 5768

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Trumah 5768

Trumah 5768

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Mishpatim 5768

Mishpatim 5768

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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 5768

Yitro 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! A friend of mine went for his annual physical at age 50. ...


Beshalach 5768

Beshalach 5768

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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 5768

Bo 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What is true spirituality? My beloved friend, Rabbi ...


Va'eira 5768

Va'eira 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! What can you say to comfort a couple who lost a baby? ...


Shmot 5768

Shmot 5768

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Vayechi 5768

Vayechi 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Ever wonder why you do not maintain a sense of happiness ...


Vayigash 5768

Vayigash 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! My friend, Sunny Goldstein, told me the story of a young ...


Mikeitz 5768

Mikeitz 5768

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Vayeshev 5768

Vayeshev 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! When I was in High School (Beaverton High School), I was ...


Vayishlach 5768

Vayishlach 5768

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Vayetzei 5768

Vayetzei 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Mark Twain wrote a fascinating article, "Concerning the ...


Lech Lecha 5768

Lech Lecha 5768

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Toldot 5768

Toldot 5768

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Chayei Sarah 5768

Chayei Sarah 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I received an email from a synagogue president who was ...


Vayeira 5768

Vayeira 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Recently I received the following email: "My son decided ...


Bereishit 5768

Bereishit 5768

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Noach 5768

Noach 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! In this week's Torah portion, Noah plants a grapevine ...


Sukkot 5768

Sukkot 5768

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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 ...


Yom Kippur 5768

Yom Kippur 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This Friday evening, September 21st, begins Yom Kippur ...


Ha'azinu 5768

Ha'azinu 5768

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Yom Kippur begins Friday evening September 21. This means ...


Vayelech 5767

Vayelech 5767

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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 12! Many ...


Ki Tavo 5767

Ki Tavo 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Do you know the two benefits for speaking to yourself? ...


Ki Tetzei 5767

Ki Tetzei 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! While visiting people in the hospital I talked with a man ...


Shoftim 5767

Shoftim 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This week is Rosh Chodesh Elul (August 14 and 15), the ...


Re'eh 5767

Re'eh 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Often I receive calls from parents seeking help with their ...


Ekev 5767

Ekev 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! I was once asked to speak with a woman in regard to ...


V'etchanan 5767

V'etchanan 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! When I lived in Israel I once parked my car in the Ramat ...


Devarim 5767

Devarim 5767

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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 ...


Masay 5767

Masay 5767

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Pinchas 5767

Pinchas 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Would you like to be great? Our sages tell us that if we ...


Balak 5767

Balak 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The story is told that Napoleon was walking through the ...


Chukat 5767

Chukat 5767

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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 ...