Rabbi Menachem Genack discloses in his Opinion piece that he personally knows Hillary Clinton (“Why I Support Hillary Clinton For President,” Dec. 25). But it goes deeper than that.
What is not noted in his article or in the editor’s note identifying the rabbi is that Rabbi Genack has been considered Bill Clinton’s rabbi for many years. They spent over 15 years corresponding, with Rabbi Genack sending President Clinton divrei Torah [words of Torah] and other biblical information as a supportive gesture. That was covered in many media articles and became a book, “Letters to President Clinton: Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership,” published by the rabbi and based on their correspondence.
As a media observer who values The Jewish Week, I am critical of the editors for leaving out vital information about the longstanding and deep relationship between Rabbi Genack and the Clintons.