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, 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. Ferguson in the Torah — August 29, 2014
  2. You Gotta Have Faith — August 15, 2014
  3. Just your everyday Kiddush HaShem — August 8, 2014
  4. The Vision — August 1, 2014
  5. Stopping Baseless Hatred — July 25, 2014

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

Aug 29 2014

Ferguson in the Torah


Share via email Over the past few weeks, those reading the news in the United States have been confronted with two entirely different accounts of events in Ferguson, Missouri. In the first version, an unarmed man with his hands up was shot by police. In the second, a large, domineering man physically struck a smaller …

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Aug 15 2014

You Gotta Have Faith


Share via email Have you ever had something bad happen, and said a quick (or not so quick) prayer? The truth is, it’s really not supposed to be that way. [It's not? What do you mean by that?] Let me explain: The Torah tells us that G-d wants to bless us. G-d wants to give …

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Aug 08 2014

Just your everyday Kiddush HaShem


Share via email Last night my wife and I celebrated our anniversary in typically Jewish fashion: we went out for Chinese food. Initially we both ordered a dinner special, but in the waitress’ presence my wife changed her order to a slightly more expensive option. [For the locals, David Chu’s crispy chicken Szechuan style is …

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Aug 01 2014

The Vision

This week, prior to the Ninth of Av, we begin reading Devarim, the book of Deuteronomy. But the special name given to this Sabbath is not related to the Torah reading, but rather to the Haftorah, which is the first 27 verses of the book of Isaiah. It begins with the words “Chazon Yeshayahu ben Amotz,” “The Vision of Isaiah son of Amotz,” and thus this Sabbath is called “Shabbos Chazon,” “the Sabbath of the Vision.”

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