Interview with Rabbi Genack

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Nachum Segal interviewed R. Menachem Genack about his new book, Letters to President Clinton: Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership. This is a fascinating interview that covers many issues of religion and politics. Nachum asks some very tough questions.

And the book, on which I worked, is a fascinating collection of divrei Torah on leadership which President Clinton clearly read and to which he responded in writing. Some copies of his handwritten or typed notes are included in the book. Many of the essays in the book were written by R. Genack but many were written by others, including R. Norman Lamm, R. Jonathan Sacks, R. Shalom Carmy, Cynthia Ozick, Shimon Peres, Prof. Jeremy Dauber and a wide variety of other scholars.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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