Rabbi Yaakov Menken

Author's details

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


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. The Eye of the Beholder — June 16, 2017
  2. Entering Fifty Gates — May 25, 2017
  3. Suicide Pact — May 19, 2017
  4. More than a Bonfire — May 11, 2017
  5. Impossible to Know… But Known — April 20, 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

Jun 16 2017

The Eye of the Beholder

When Moshe sent the spies into the Land of Israel, he did not anticipate two wildly disparate reports regarding what they would find. An argument breaks out between the spies upon their return: only two of them, Kalev and Yehoshua (Joshua), say that Israel should enter the land. The other spies insist that it is …

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May 25 2017

Entering Fifty Gates

When G-d begins to speak to the Jews at Mount Sinai, He says, “I am Hashem your G-d, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” Commentaries ask, why is the Exodus from Egypt important in this context? If G-d is trying to establish His Identity and explain why Israel is now obligated to …

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May 19 2017

Suicide Pact

Either the Author of the Torah knew what He was doing, or He wanted to starve the Jews. The Torah Commands the Jews to observe a “Sabbatical of the Earth,” a full year in which farming is prohibited. No planting means no reaping, no crops to sell. Now, you might think that this was simply …

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May 11 2017

More than a Bonfire

In Judaism, our holidays are never mere celebrations or commemorations — they are opportunities for spiritual growth. In the case of Lag B’Omer, there are two key lessons for all of us, found in the two stories behind this rabbinic holiday. Lag B’Omer gets its name from being the 33rd day of the Omer count. …

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