Rabbi Pinto Receives Rabbi Menachem Genack

Rabbi Pinto, President of the Rabbinical Court of the Moroccan Jewish Community, received last Tuesday the famous American Jewish Rabbi Menachem Genack, who was one of the members of the delegation of American personalities that visited Morocco, headed by Joe Lieberman, former senator and famous American lawyer and politician, and the first Jew to run for the vice-presidency in the United States.

Born in 1949, Genack is considered one of the most influential rabbis in the United States. He lives in New Jersey and has strong relationships with decision-makers in several American institutions.

Gary Torgo is also among the members of the delegation that was received by Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto. He is one of America’s leading businessmen. He oversees numerous charities, as well as manages, with Rabbi Menachem Genack, the Orthodox Union, the largest agency for the ratification of halal (kosher) food in the United States.

The American delegation visited the Jewish Museum in Casablanca and the Beth-El Synagogue, where they were received by Rabbi Pinto, accompanied by Serge Berdugo, Secretary General of the Council of Jewish Communities, in addition to some members of the Casablanca community. On this occasion, the Moroccan Rabbi spoke about the prospects for the development of “kashrut” in Morocco (food and halal sacrifice in Judaism) and the possibilities of cooperation in order to overcome all the problems that the Jewish community still residing in Morocco faces in this regard.

Members of the delegation met with the pupils of the Yechivah, the religious school which Rabbi Pinto has set up at the Beth-El synagogue in Casablanca to teach Torah and Judaism, and attended a religious lecture given by Rabbi Menachem Genack.

For his part, former Senator Joe Lieberman expressed his admiration and great respect for His Majesty King Mohammed VI and for the tolerance that reigns in the Kingdom of Morocco, believing that this corresponds to the ideal model of peaceful coexistence between communities of different faiths.

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