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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. A “Lot” of Losses — October 31, 2014
  2. Come for Shabbos! — October 8, 2014
  3. System Reset — October 2, 2014
  4. What’s New? — September 24, 2014
  5. Every Step Up — September 12, 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. A Moment of Thanks — 8 comments
  5. Is it Time for More? — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 31 2014

A “Lot” of Losses

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Share via email In this week’s reading, we learn about two wealthy individuals. Avram, as he was then called, gave up his local work and reputation to move to the land of Cana’an, where, he was told, he would receive much greater blessings. And, as promised, he prospered. The Torah tells us that his nephew …

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Oct 08 2014

Come for Shabbos!

Share via email One of the themes of the holiday of Sukkos is that we are all bound together. The Torah tells us to take four species: the Esrog, a citrus fruit with a pleasant taste and smell; the Lulav from a Date Palm which produces fruit but is not fragrant; Hadasim, myrtle branches which …

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Oct 02 2014

System Reset

Share via email On Yom Kippur, we are invited to “clean the slate” of all the misdeeds of the past year. In a way, it’s like hitting the reset button. When we restart our computer, all of the old programs that were sitting there, using memory and slowing down the machine, are cleared away. This …

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Sep 24 2014

What’s New?

Share via email Each week, as I write this note, I try to say something tied to the weekly Torah reading. On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, I’d like to speak a little bit about Shabbos! Well, not just the theory or regular practice, but a special Shabbos that is planned for October 24-25, Parshas …

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