Rabbi Yaakov Menken is the founder of Project Genesis, and Chief Architect of its websites. You will find hundreds of Torah commentaries authored by Yaakov Menken on Torah.org and elsewhere.
Rabbi Menken earned his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in Computer Science, and pursued Rabbinic studies in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach, Beth Medrash Gavoha in Lakewood and Jerusalem, and the Mirrer Yeshiva Jerusalem, before founding Project Genesis in 1993.
Yaakov Menken also writes on global Jewish affairs, and has appeared in the Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner Journal, the Times of Israel, Israel National News and many other Jewish journals. He is a founding editor of Cross-Currents, a journal of Rabbinic thought and opinion. Recently he helped to form and was subsequently appointed Director of the Coalition for Jewish Values, a rabbinic-led think tank promoting traditional Jewish ethics and values.
Rabbi Menken’s one published book was a member of 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. It was published in 2005.
Rabbi Yaakov Menken 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. He maintains open communication with Jews at all levels of learning and education, and Project Genesis is endorsed by Jewish leaders from across the Jewish spectrum.