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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."

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 Menken is also the founder and CEO of Capalon Communications, Inc., which offers commercial telephone, data and design services. Through Capalon, Project Genesis is able to tap into a growing pool of talented Internet professionals, who grow their skills on a commercial level while applying their talents to Project Genesis and Jewish outreach.

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.

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.


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Articles on Naso and Shavuos
Learned From Their Mistakes
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5764
Take Your Portion in Torah
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5763
Spirituality Between People
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5763
Confirmation is Not a Graduation
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5762
Messiah, Can I Keep My Rolls?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5761
It All Comes From Sinai
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5760
The Blessing Which Can Never Be Retracted
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5760
Doing it Every Day
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5759
A Promise of Good Will Not Be Retracted
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5758
Divided Yet United
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5756
Learned From Their Mistakes
Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 5756


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