Woman Rabbi

In an otherwise commendable story (Feb. 16) you committed an unpardonable breach of good taste and responsible journalism.

The article about the coming ordination of Amy Eilberg as the first woman rabbi in the Conservative branch of Judaism, was shockingly marred at its conclusion by the gratuitous inclusion of her father's activities in 1979 as a U.S. representative, which resulted in his guilty plea to a charge of bribery.

This sordid tidbit had absolutely nothing to do with the great achievement of Ms. Eilberg and the Rabbinical Assembly in ordaining her as the first woman Conservative rabbi in history.


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