Rabbi Menachem Genack


Rabbi Menachem Genack
Letters to President Clinton Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership “Over the years, these individual missives were invaluable to me in addressing the challenges of leadership and public service…I’m delighted to see this collection published. I can only hope that its wisdom may enrich others’ lives just as it did mine.” – BILL CLINTON, foreword LETTERS TO PRESIDENT CLINTON (Sterling Ethos, October 2013) celebrates a unique, widely unknown chapter in President Bill Clinton’s history – a written dialogue between him and prominent American Orthodox rabbi Menachem Genack that spans more than 15 years. The two men first met when then-governor Clinton was just beginning his road to the White House. As their friendship deepened, Genack started sending Clinton essays highlighting spiritual insights from the Bible. On the heels of Clinton’s request, Genack took a more formal approach, also inviting many of his distinguished acquaintances – Bible scholars, political leaders, scientists, clergy members, and laypeople – to contribute. LETTERS TO PRESIDENT CLINTON is an inspirational collection of more than 100 of these mini-sermons. The book features a foreword by President Clinton, and includes copies of his handwritten notes.

About the Author Rabbi Menachem Genack is rabbinic administrator and chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, overseeing the certification program of some 7,000 food-production facilities in 80 countries. The Orthodox Union (“OU”) is America’s oldest Orthodox Jewish communal organization, embracing over 400 synagogues across North America. Rabbi Genack was founding Chairman of NORPAC, a political action committee that supports a strong US-Israel relationship. He has traveled with President Clinton to Israel several times, and has published and edited numerous books on Jewish thought and law. Genack is the General Editor of OU Press, and is Rabbi of the congregation Shomrei Emunah in Englewood, NJ. Podcast of the interview Download:


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