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. Ready for the Super Bowl — February 5, 2016
  2. And Yisro Heard — January 28, 2016
  3. Changing the Times — January 14, 2016
  4. Pharoah and the Jews: a Case Study in Anti-Semitism — December 30, 2015
  5. A Labor of Love — December 24, 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. A Moment of Thanks — 8 comments
  5. Is it Time for More? — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 05 2016

Ready for the Super Bowl

When I saw the headline for the article on, “Murder and the Super Bowl,” I knew I had to have a look. The article is by Rabbi Yisroel Ciner, whom I’ve known for many years, long before he became Rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation in Irvine, CA. And with such a timely headline (yes, …

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Jan 28 2016

And Yisro Heard

If everyone heard, what was unique about Yisro? Why does the Torah say that he heard, implying everyone else did not?

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Jan 14 2016

Changing the Times

Changing the Times

From the entire Book of Genesis, we learn only three Commandments: be fruitful and multiply, circumcision, and to not eat the sinew in the thigh (the same touched by the angel that fought with Ya’akov). The first Commandment given to the nascent Jewish nation, under Moshe and Aharon, is to Sanctify the new month, with …

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Dec 30 2015

Pharoah and the Jews: a Case Study in Anti-Semitism

It’s possible to read the story of the Exodus repeatedly, yet fail to notice: the same lies that Pharoah told about the Jews over 3300 years ago are the same ones circulated today.

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