December 5, 2023
December 5, 2023

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Steven Genack

Steven Genack is the author of “Articles, Anecdotes & Insights,” Genack/Genechovsky Torah from Gefen Press.

Articles by Steven Genack

For Your Benefit

Lech Lecha reminds me of when my father’s first cousin, Rav Avrohom Genechovsky, z’l, “walked” my first cousin and I to see Reb Chaim Kanievsky,


Unkelos translates the word re’eh as chazi, reminding one of the word chazon, the vision of Yeshayahu. When I think of vision, I think of

On Prayer

Va’etchanan brings to mind the prayer-like figures, “seeped in the word chanan,” like Chana and Chanina ben Dosa who were so famously known for their

God’s Numbers Game

Rashi, in this week’s parsha, quotes the midrash that it really should have taken the spies double the time to travel the length and width

Bearing Greatness

Einstein posited, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” In this parsha we find an anomaly to

Yitro’s Place

Yitro is such a seminal figure in Jewish history that he has his own parsha, but more importantly is singled out by the Torah with

‘Know Shas’

The verse (Genesis 47:28) begins, “And Yaakov lived in Egypt for 17 years…” Is there more going on here? I would argue that Yaakov’s first


Is it really possible that Yaakov asked of God to dwell in tranquility in the true sense of the word? That would seem quite impossible,

God’s Command

There’s a concept brought down in Eruvin (31b) that mitzvot lav lehenot nitnu, mitzvot were not given for pleasure. Yet Rashi explains that when God