Rabbi Yaakov Menken

About Rabbi Yaakov Menken

Rabbi Yaakov Menken is the Managing Director of the Coalition for Jewish Values, the largest Rabbinic public policy organization in America.

The Real Islamophobia

While attending a vigil for the shooting victims at two New Zealand mosques last Friday evening, a visibly pregnant Chelsea Clinton was accosted by a pair of left-wing “activists.” The two specifically blamed Clinton for the atrocity. This was a stunning charge. In his 72-page manifesto, the shooter, an Australian national and self-described

By |2019-03-21T18:00:40-07:00March 21st, 2019|

The Politicization of Anti-Semitism

In the October 24 issue of Mishpacha magazine, popular in the Orthodox Jewish community, columnist Jonathan Rosenblum interviewed Jonathan Neumann, author of the excellent book dismantling the false equivalence between Jewish values and liberal activism, “To Heal the World?” Rosenblum closed by asking “what, short of an outbreak of violent anti-Semitism, might recreate

By |2018-11-07T01:06:45-07:00November 7th, 2018|

The Audacity of Obama

Few things could be more embarrassing than giving Barack Obama a prize for “ethics in government,” as the University of Illinois did on Friday. One is reminded of the Nobel Peace Prize given to Yasser Arafat for graciously accepting a base for his terrorist organization in the middle of Judea and Samaria. The

By |2018-09-07T20:44:05-07:00September 8th, 2018|

Authoritarians Today Lob Lies from the Left

The reaction to Michael Anton’s elevation to the National Security Council confirms that he is a man of penetrating insight. Anton, of course, was for some time better known as “Publius Decius Mus,” writing at the Journal of American Greatness, the Claremont Review of Books, and, of course, American Greatness. In his famous piece, “The

By |2017-02-13T23:54:56-07:00February 13th, 2017|

The Arab Narrative vs. President Trump

President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. While liberal governments across Europe and liberal citizens across the United States were reacting angrily to President Trump's travel ban for immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority had a more urgent concern: António Guterres. Guterres, the newly

By |2017-02-01T15:54:18-07:00February 1st, 2017|

Why Trump Was the Fairness Candidate

This time, America not merely surprised but shocked the pundits. The polls were wrong, the projections were off, the media was biased, and Donald Trump's hidden base came to vote. Now the same pundits are scratching their heads. Why were the president-elect's supporters—many of whom were uncomfortable with his blustering and self-contradictory rhetoric, his statements about patriotic

By |2016-11-11T13:19:29-07:00November 11th, 2016|