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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. Genuine Humility — June 24, 2016
  2. A Unique Encounter — June 10, 2016
  3. It’s Not About Our Enemies — June 3, 2016
  4. The Simple Truth — May 27, 2016
  5. The Hidden Holiday — May 19, 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

Jun 24 2016

Genuine Humility

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The Torah describes Moshe in a startling way. It says that he was “more humble than any man” [Numbers 12:3]. First of all, we know that Moshe had a unique relationship with G-d. That should make a person proud of his accomplishments, proud to be selected for such a prominent role. But he regarded everything …

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Jun 10 2016

A Unique Encounter

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The Torah teaches that at Sinai, G-d did not reveal Himself to a single individual. Rather, He spoke to the entire Jewish nation. Rabbi Moshe Maimonides, the famed Jewish scholar of over 800 years ago, calls this event the foundation, the “pillar upon which our belief revolves.” Why is this not circular reasoning? The answer …

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Jun 03 2016

It’s Not About Our Enemies

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“And even with that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, and I will not be disgusted with them to eliminate them, to nullify my Covenant with them.”

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May 27 2016

The Simple Truth

There is a deceptively simple Commandment in this week’s reading: “a man shall not deceive his brother” [Lev. 25:14]. This is distinct from being a false witness [Ex. 20:16], denying having another’s property [Lev. 19:11] and false judgment, “distance yourself from a lie” [Ex. 23:7]. The topic in this case is financial deception, Ona’as Mammon. …

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