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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


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

Mourning and Redemption

I have written in the past about an idea expressed by my first cousin, Rabbi Yakov Nagen (Genack), that the weekly portion has direct relevance

How to Understand Shalom

Reb Chaim Kanievsky points out that if we judged Pinchas’ act in the mandatory realm then no reward would be due, as he would merely

The Torah’s Perfection

My late relative, Rav Avrohom Genechovsky zt”l, shared with me a wonderful insight that speaks to the Torah’s perfection. He referenced the verse we say

Lessons From the Spies

Within the letters of the word shlach lies the story of the spies. They first chose out of free will to see a land despite

Insights Into Shavuot

My late relative, Rav Avrohom Genechovsky, zt”l, shared with me a wonderful insight that has relevant applicability to Shavuot. He quoted the Gemara in Brachot

Parshat Parah and the Snake

My cousin, Yakov Nagen, rosh kollel at Yeshivat Otniel, points out in his sefer “Awaken to a New Day,” a universal principle: that the parsha

Clinging to Perfection

Did you ever think that in an imperfect world there can be an entity of perfection? Would it be comforting to know that you could

Everyone Wants In

I had two recent encounters that illustrated to me that “general, non-practicing Jews” want to be affiliated and identified with the Orthodox. They are proud