About the Author


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.


Parsha: Mikeitz 5776

Parsha: Vayeshev 5776

A Hanukkah primer.

Parsha: Vayishlach 5776

Parsha: Vayetzei 5776

Parsha: Toldot 5776

Parsha: Chayei Sarah 5776

Parsha: Vayera 5776

Parsha: Lech Lecha 5776

Parsha: Noah 5776

Parsha: Bereishit 5776

Parsha: Sukkot 5776

Parsha: Ha'azinu 5776

Parsha: Vayelech 5776

Parsha: Ki Tavo 5775

Parsha: Ki Tetze 5775

Explore the Torah portion with Rabbi Packouz.

Parsha: Shoftim 5775

Parsha: Re'eh 5775

Questions for a meaningful life.

Parsha: Ekev 5775

Parsha: V'etchanan 5775

Parsha: Devarim 5775

Parsha: Matot-Masay 5775

Parsha: Pinchas 5775

Parsha: Balak 5775

Parsha: Chukat 5775

Parsha: Korach 5775

Parsha: Shlach 5775

Parsha: Beha'alosecha 5775

Giving warmth and care to senior citizens.

Parsha: Naso 5775

Parsha: Bamidbar 5775

Parsha: Behar-Bechukotai 5775

Parsha: Emor 5775

Parsha: Tazria-Metzora 5775

Parsha: Shemini 5775

Parsha: Pesach 5775

Parsha: Tzav 5775

Parsha: Vayikra 5775

Parsha: Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775

Parsha: Ki Tisa 5775

Parsha: Tetzaveh 5775

A short primer on Purim.

Parsha: Trumah 5775

Parsha: Mishpatim 5775

Parsha: Yitro 5775

Parsha: Beshalach 5775

Parsha: Bo 5775

Parsha: Va'eira 5775

Parsha: Shmot 5775

Parsha: Vayechi 5775

The basics of Jewish prayer.

Parsha: Vayigash 5775

Parsha: Mikeitz 5775

Parsha: Vayeshev 5775

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