I hear: The rabbi at Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills did very well.
Skillfully navigated difficult terrain.
Took the wind out of the sails of the pro-Chazzan group using Rabbinic license – Halacha and precedent.
Pointed out that we are a united shul and will stay that way.
Differences need to be resolved through the democratic process (other than Halachik issues for which he takes responsibility).
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