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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.

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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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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Ekev 5767

Ekev 5767

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V'etchanan 5767

V'etchanan 5767

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Devarim 5767

Devarim 5767

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Masay 5767

Masay 5767

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Pinchas 5767

Pinchas 5767

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Balak 5767

Balak 5767

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Chukat 5767

Chukat 5767

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Korach 5767

Korach 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! This week's Torah portion, Korach, is about disputes ...


Shlach 5767

Shlach 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The story is told by Rabbi Yisroel Reissman of a man in a ...


Be'halot'cha 5767

Be'halot'cha 5767

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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 ...


Naso 5767

Naso 5767

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Bamidbar 5767

Bamidbar 5767

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Bechukotai 5767

Bechukotai 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! The story is told of an honor-seeking man who envied the ...


Emor 5767

Emor 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Here's something interesting from the Book of Jewish Lists ...


10 Rules for Perfecting the World

10 Rules for Perfecting the World

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Think global, act local. Securing a free and peaceful world starts right in your own home, office and neighborhood.


Kedoshim 5767

Kedoshim 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Many people make the mistake of saying they are "not ...


Metzora 5767

Metzora 5767

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Shmini 5767

Shmini 5767

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Passover (first day) 5769

Passover (first day) 5769

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Tzav 5767

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Vayikra 5767

Vayikra 5767

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Vayakhel 5767

Vayakhel 5767

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Ki Tisa 5767

Ki Tisa 5767

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Tetzaveh 5767

Tetzaveh 5767

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Trumah 5767

Trumah 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Last week I shared with you insights and wisdom on "Why do ...


Mishpatim 5767

Mishpatim 5767

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Yitro 5767

Yitro 5767

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Beshalach 5767

Beshalach 5767

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Bo 5767

Bo 5767

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Va'eira 5767

Va'eira 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! My friend, Tuvia Chaim Ariel, of blessed memory, grew up ...


Shmot 5767

Shmot 5767

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Vayechi 5767

Vayechi 5767

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Vayigash 5767

Vayigash 5767

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Mikeitz 5767

Mikeitz 5767

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Vayeshev 5767

Vayeshev 5767

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Vayetzei 5767

Vayetzei 5767

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Toldot 5767

Toldot 5767

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Chayei Sarah 5767

Chayei Sarah 5767

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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 ...


Vayeira 5767

Vayeira 5767

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Lech Lecha 5767

Lech Lecha 5767

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If you would like to support the Shabbat Shalom Weekly, please click here: GOOD MORNING! Recently I received an email asking me, "What good is ...


Noach 5767

Noach 5767

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Bereishit 5767

Bereishit 5767

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