Rabbi Menachem Genack

Kosher Advice For President Clinton

An Englewood rabbi has corresponded with the former president for more than two decades.

10/22/2013
Staff Writer
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Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher division and spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Englewood, N.J., has had another, unofficial, title for two decades — “Bill Clinton’s rabbi.” Since the rabbi and the then-presidential candidate met in 1992, they have engaged in what the former president calls “a written dialogue,” an exchange of thoughts on religious and ethical issues.

Rabbi Menachem Genack: President Clinton “is an enormous friend of Israel.”

When Kosher Is Treif

Scandals like Doheny are rare, but not unheard of.

04/10/2013
JTA

Less than a day before the start of Passover, the phone rang at the Brooklyn home of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky. On the line were concerned members of the Rabbinical Council of California, a rabbinical association in Los Angeles that provides kosher certification, among other services.

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