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. Why So Much Hate? — February 16, 2017
  2. A Maidservant by the Sea — February 9, 2017
  3. An Appropriate Answer — January 27, 2017
  4. The Value of a Smile — January 13, 2017
  5. There’s No (Real) Excuse — January 5, 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

Feb 16 2017

Why So Much Hate?

Why are Jews hated? It comes from this week’s reading. “Why is it called Mount Sinai? It is the mountain where hatred [Sinah] descended upon the nations of the world” [Shabbos 99a]. The Medrash says that G-d offered the Torah to various other nations of that time, but when they found out that the Torah …

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Feb 09 2017

A Maidservant by the Sea

Even after all of the miracles that happened on behalf of the Jews while they were still in Egypt, what happened at the crossing of the sea was that much greater. In the Passover Haggadah, we compare the plagues which afflicted the Egyptians in Egypt to what happened to them at the sea. We read …

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Jan 27 2017

An Appropriate Answer

Moshe and Aharon go to confront Pharoah and demand that he release the Jews. Pharoah demands a sign, and, as Commanded, Aharon throws his staff on the ground in front of Pharoah , where it turns into a snake. Pharoah calls in his magicians, and lo and behold, they do exactly the same trick. Then …

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Jan 13 2017

The Value of a Smile

Before his passing, Jacob blessed Joseph’s sons, and then his own. Our Sages explain to us that each blessing is filled with prophetic insight, words which each brother in particular, the brothers overall, and all of their descendents, needed to hear. And when Yaakov turns to Yehudah (Judah), he knows that the Kings of Israel …

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