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Rabbi Yaakov Menken

Rabbi Yaakov Menken is the founder of Project Genesis, and creator of many of its sites and programs. You will find hundreds of Torah commentaries authored by Yaakov Menken on this site and elsewhere.

Yaakov Menken joined Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, in creating Cross-Currents, a journal of traditional Jewish thought, in late 2004. This award-winning web log, or blog, features ten recognized, outstanding Orthodox rabbis and teachers. The name Cross-Currents reflects, in Rav Adlerstein's words, the aspiration "to expose the intersection between two currents: the timeless flow of authentic Torah thought, and the ebb and tide of current affairs."

Rabbi Menken is a veteran analyst of the global Jewish scene. Project Genesis has helped with the hosting of Jewish World Review since its inception, and Yaakov Menken has contributed articles to JWR on tolerance, the value of life, the risks of the Internet (which also appeared elsewhere) and other topics.

Recently, Rabbi Menken led the technical development of Contact Loved Ones, an open voicemail system for those displaced by recent natural disasters. This story was picked up by the general media and especially by technical publications.

Rabbi Yaakov Menken 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.

Rabbi Yaakov Menken is the author of a recent book in the "Everything" series from Adams Media; The Everything Torah Book is a general introduction to Torah beliefs, philosophy, and history, with a generous mix of Torah thoughts originally published on Torah.org.


Rabbi Yaakov Menken on Twitter.
Rabbi Yaakov Menken on Linked-In.

Articles on Tazria and Metzorah
Above the Animals
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5764
The Servants of G-d
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5763
Don't Gossip, Learn Torah!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5760
Living on the End
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5760
We Have the Manual for Life!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5759
Out-Pietizing the Rest
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5758
You and the Mosquito
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5757
One Step at a Time!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5756
Those who Think They Know Better, are No Better
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5755


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