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Rabbi Yaakov Menken is the Director of Project Genesis – Torah.org, and the co-Editor of Cross-Currents.com, an Orthodox on-line journal.

ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Menken


March 22, 2016 6:34 am
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Someone Should Remind the University of California Regents That It’s Purim

This coming Thursday, Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim. This holiday does not commemorate the inauguration of a new country, a...

March 11, 2016 5:14 am
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On Identifying Antisemitism When It’s Right in Front of You

We've all heard of the duck test: “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...

Israel

After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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