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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

Two Pairs of 12,000

 I once escorted Rav Herschel Schechter, shlita, to Far Rockaway in the summer months. We got into a small discussion about Sefiras Haomer, but more

Talent and Humility

In my youth, there was an exceptionally talented YU basketball player by the name of Eric Davis. Besides his exceptional talent, he had other standout

From Darkness to Light

It’s interesting that we learn the idea that Chanukah candles can’t be lit at a height of more than 20 amot, from the idea that

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,

Vision

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