Rabbi Yaakov Menken

Author's details

Name: Rabbi Yaakov Menken
Date registered: July 20, 2006

Biography

Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Founder and Director of Project Genesis, has been called a 'visionary' in the field of Jewish Outreach. Project Genesis supports outreach organizations worldwide, while operating Torah.org, the Internet's premier Jewish learning web site. Both Yaakov Menken and his organization maintain open communication with Jews at all levels of learning and education, and Project Genesis is endorsed by Jewish leaders from across the Jewish spectrum.

Latest posts

  1. An Active Response to Tragedy — July 28, 2017
  2. Transfer of Leadership — July 14, 2017
  3. You Couldn’t Pay Me to Do the Impossible — July 7, 2017
  4. The Limits of Human Comprehension — June 30, 2017
  5. The Eye of the Beholder — June 16, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. The Choices We Make — 13 comments
  2. When Waging War is Pursuing Peace — 11 comments
  3. In the Name of Religion… — 9 comments
  4. A Moment of Thanks — 8 comments
  5. Is it Time for More? — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 28 2017

An Active Response to Tragedy

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The Ninth of Av, which this year begins on Monday evening, is a national day of mourning for the Jewish people. 3329 years ago, we mourned needlessly on this day, responding to the report of the spies that we would be unable to overcome the Canaanites and move into our Promised Land. And G-d Told …

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Jul 14 2017

Transfer of Leadership

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What grew Jewish communities in America was not the Rabbi of the synagogue, but those who built day schools to educate the next Jewish generation, as Moshe taught Yehoshua. Giving our children a strong Jewish education remains the singular way that we preserve a Jewish future.

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Jul 07 2017

You Couldn’t Pay Me to Do the Impossible

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Someone shared with me a fascinating story this morning (from the sefer “MiShulchan Gavohah”). The Brisker Rav, Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Halevi Soloveitchik, served as Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva of Brisk (Brest, Belarus) prior to the Holocaust, under the hostile Communist regime. The Communists wanted to “tamper” with Jewish education, with their Jewish comrades (of course) …

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Jun 30 2017

The Limits of Human Comprehension

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This week’s reading begins with the Commandment to prepare a red heifer for a special purification ritual. The calf was slaughtered and burned and its ashes mixed with water. Any person who came into contact with a dead person had to undergo a seven-day purification process, including having this water sprinkled upon him or her …

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