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Rabbi Menachem Genack 

Rabbi Menachem Genack has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah since 1985.

He has also served as the Rabbinic Administrator of the Orthodox Union’s Kashrut Division since 1980, overseeing the certification program of some 4,500 food production facilities in 68 countries around the world. In addition, he gives a Yoreh Deah shiur for ordination students at Yeshiva University.

Rabbi Genack is a close disciple of Rabbi Joseph N. Soloveitchik, zt’l, from whom he received semicha yoreh yoreh dadin yadin. In his semicha, the Rav, zt’l, wrote: “He dives to the depths of the halacha and emerges with pearls and jewels. Not every day does one encounter a scholar of his caliber.” Rabbi Genack aided the Rav in editing the Rav’s Shiurim l’Zecher Aba Mori.

Himself the author of three halachic works: Birkat Yitchak, Gan Shoshanim, and Chazon Nachum, Rabbi Genack is the co-editor of the Torah journal Mesorah. He also edited Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, Man of Halacha, Man of Faith, has published over 180 articles on Jewish thought and law, and serves as a member of Tradition’s editorial board.

Rabbi Genack is a member of the Board of Trustees and Professor of Talmud at Touro College, from which he received an Honorary Doctorate in 1998. He was founding Chairman of NORPAC, a pro-Israel political action committee that has grown to be the biggest pro-Israel PAC in the country. He also serves on the executive committee of AIPAC.

Rabbi Genack and his wife, Sarah, are proud parents and grandparents.


Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784