About the Author


Rabbi Kalman Packouz

Between 1992 and 2019, Rabbi Packouz, obm was the author of Shabbat Shalom Weekly, with insights into life, personal growth and Torah. He transitioned from a Reform Judaism background to a fully Torah-observant life at age 22, via Aish HaTorah, where he was one of the founding five students. He was co-founder of Aish HaTorah’s first branch, in St. Louis, Missouri and the originator of the Aish Jewish Computer Dating Service – perhaps the first Jewish computer dating service. He is also the creator of TheWall.org – a webcam on the Western Wall. The Shabbat Shalom Weekly started with 50 faxes and 50 emails. Today, it has over 100,000 subscribers and is available in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese. To subscribe, go to www.shabbatshalom.org and enter your email address.


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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Re'eh 5773

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Ekev 5773

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V'etchanan 5773

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Devarim 5773

GOOD MORNING! What is the saddest day of your life? For most of us, it the day when someone close...

Matot Masay 5773

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Pinchas 5773

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Balak 5773

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Chukat 5773

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Korach 5773

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Shlach 5773

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Be’halot’cha 5773

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Naso 5773

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Bamidbar 5773

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Behar-Bechukotai 5773

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Emor 5773

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5773

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Tazria-Metzora 5773

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Shmini 5773

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Pesach 5773

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Tzav 5773

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Vayikra 5773

GOOD MORNING! An elderly rabbi was walking down the street in New York. A gust of wind blew off...

Vayakhel-Pekudei 5773

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Ki Tisa 5773

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Tetzave 5773

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Trumah 5773

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Mishpatim 5773

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Yitro 5773

Judging other people favorably.

Beshalach 5773

New year for the trees.

Bo 5773

Dreams of loving others.

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