I would like to thank you for your excellent treatment of the overall topic of the changing rabbinate, and to correct a mistake that appeared in my article on my grandfather Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein.
I didn’t claim that the position of Orthodox rabbi did not exist in America a century ago, just that there was no job description for an Orthodox fully Americanized rabbi at that time.
As Jewish Action points out elsewhere in the issue, there certainly is one now, and it is more comprehensive than could have been imagined a century ago, or even a couple of decades ago.
Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel, Esq.
Kew Gardens, New York
This article was featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Jewish Action.