Tropper Agrees to Leave Monsey
Disgraced rabbi may have avoided formal condemnation
Rabbi Leib Tropper, the ultra-Orthodox conversion guru who has been accused of soliciting sex from prospective converts, has resigned from the yeshiva he previously led, this time for real (unlike last time he resigned, when he didn’t really). It took the threat of a significant proclamation from a group of rabbis to get him to do it, 5 Towns Jewish Times reports (via Failed Messiah). Tropper additionally will leave Haredi enclave Monsey, New York, in the next few months.
“Leib Tropper Scandal Finally Put To Rest,” reads the 5TJT headline. While that remains to be seen, barring further revelations what this arrangement may have accomplished is to forestall a Beit Din—a formal rabbinic court that would have investigated and, presumably, condemned Tropper.
To read Tablet Magazine’s four-part series on Tropper, go here.
Earlier: Tropper Didn’t Actually Resign