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 Recurring Lies of Laban — December 9, 2016
  2. Don’t Follow the Herd — November 17, 2016
  3. Ends and Means — November 4, 2016
  4. We’re all in This (World) Together — October 28, 2016
  5. Time for a Reboot — October 6, 2016

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

Dec 09 2016

The Recurring Lies of Laban

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Nov 17 2016

Don’t Follow the Herd

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Last week we learned that Avraham and Lot had separated. Lot moved to the fertile land surrounding the city of S’dom, yet he retained some of the traits of his holy and generous uncle. So when two disguised angels came to the gates of the city, he rose to greet them and to bring them …

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Nov 04 2016

Ends and Means

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In the Torah, human life is of infinite value. Every person around us is of infinite value, and deserving of respect. And that even includes the one in the mirror.

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Oct 28 2016

We’re all in This (World) Together

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With an insight that my friend Rabbi Leonard Oberstein called prescient, the very first comment of Rashi on the Torah quotes a Medrash: Rebbe Yitzchok says: He did not need to begin the Torah [here,] but from ‘this month will be for you the first of months’ [Exodus 12:2], for that is the first Mitzvah …

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