Bravo to Rabbi Dr. Michael Chernick’s recommendations and observations regarding rabbinic students and graduates (“Scandals in the rabbinate,” November 14). I would like to add another recommendation: careful screening of candidates for the rabbinate and monitoring their social and ethical behavior while students. I have been told that Orthodox rabbinic seminaries do not charge tuition. Given the cache and no charge for obtaining the title, I fear we may be flooded with “rabbis” who know how to pass the academic tests. However, do they pass the “mensch” test?