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. Entering Fifty Gates — May 25, 2017
  2. Suicide Pact — May 19, 2017
  3. More than a Bonfire — May 11, 2017
  4. Impossible to Know… But Known — April 20, 2017
  5. The Laban Brand of Hate — April 7, 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. Is it Time for More? — 8 comments
  5. A Moment of Thanks — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 07 2017

The Laban Brand of Hate

What is the connection of “Arami Oved Avi” — “An Aramean destroyed my father” — to the Haggadah? The Haggadah says that “Pharaoh decreed only against the males, but Laban tried to uproot everything.” Again, why connect the two? The goal of the Haggadah is to tell us about the Exodus from Egypt, so why …

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Mar 30 2017

No Angels on Earth

In this week’s reading, we begin the third of the 5 Books of Moses, Vayikra, or Leviticus. It was undoubtedly dubbed “Leviticus” because much of it concerns the Temple services, done by the Kohanim, the Priests, descendents of Aharon HaKohen, of the tribe of Levi. Here, at the beginning of the book, some of the …

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Mar 16 2017

Carrying Our Weight

In this week’s reading, we learn about the episode of the Golden Calf. Moshe took a day too long to come back down off the mountain, and many assumed that he must have died, that he was never returning to earth. And so they made a new leader for themselves, and some even worshipped their …

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Mar 10 2017

Celebrating the Miracle of Jewish Survival

Jewish survival is perhaps the greatest miracle of all Jewish history. It defies clear historical patterns. Whenever people move to different countries, they gradually integrate, following the beliefs and ideals of the local population. Yet the Jews were different, stubbornly so.

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