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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. The Foundation of Judaism — July 31, 2015
  2. Criticizing Israel — July 24, 2015
  3. The Myth of 40 Years of Wandering — July 17, 2015
  4. Open Your Eyes — July 3, 2015
  5. An Unbroken Chain — June 26, 2015

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

Jul 31 2015

The Foundation of Judaism

Sinai-Story

What is it about this story, that no one tried to duplicate it? Doesn’t it make more sense to start a new religion by saying that G-d came back to tell us the new way? And for that matter… how did the Torah know and declare with full confidence that although the Jews came to believe the story as told in our Torah, no one would ever get a group of people to believe a new version of this story, ever again?

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Jul 24 2015

Criticizing Israel

Domino Theory

The last book of the Torah, Book of Devarim, is called “Deuteronomy” in English — an Old English translation of Deuteronomium, Latin for “Second Law.” G-d tells Moshe to record what Moshe himself said to Israel, which includes further discussion and elaboration of the Commandments. Moshe begins, however, by giving Israel Tochacha, rebuke. in modern …

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Jul 17 2015

The Myth of 40 Years of Wandering

LostMan

As a result of the Nation of Israel’s lack of trust, their belief (based upon the report of the spies) that they could not conquer Cana’an and would die trying, G-d said the entire generation of the desert would remain just that: rather than being the generation that entered the Land of Israel, they would …

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Jul 03 2015

Open Your Eyes

In this week’s reading, we learn the incredible story of Bila’am, who traveled to curse the Jews, only to be confronted by an angel – and his own donkey. His donkey saw the angel first, with a drawn sword, and prudently steered to avoid the angel by walking off the path. Bila’am responded by hitting …

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