Sex, Lies, and Audiotape
A collection of our stories on the scandal surrounding Rabbi Leib Tropper
Con Game: How a New York rabbi tried to remake the rules on converting to Judaism, until a sex tape—and a family feud between his wealthy backers—brought him down
Tale of the Tapes: Orand’s dirty phone calls with the man she says is Tropper
Converted: When Shannon Orand asked Rabbi Leib Tropper to help her study to become a Jew, he asked for sexual favors in return, she says
Prodigal Son: Guma Aguiar, together with his billionaire uncle, who’s the board president at the 92nd Street Y, bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism. Now, amid a messy family feud, he’s been committed to a mental hospital.
Among Friends: Leib Tropper spent his way into the rabbinic elite—and, even after his fall, those other rabbis are unwilling to condemn him
Raymond Joseph, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, started out as a newspaperman