Disgraced and Exiled Rabbi Is Back in Business

Leib Tropper is teaching and lecturing in Staten Island

Who’s Behind a New Kotel Chabad Center?

Guma Aguiar, the possibly unstable Israeli sports tycoon!

Among Friends

Leib Tropper spent his way into the rabbinic elite—and, even after his fall, those other rabbis are unwilling to condemn him

Today on Tablet

Tropper’s powerful ex-sponsor, a ‘Jersey Shore’ haftorah, and more

Prodigal Son

A look at Guma Aguiar, who with his uncle bankrolled a New York rabbi trying to control the standards for conversion to Judaism

Former Tropper Sponsor Forced Into Psych Ward

Guma Aguiar is an energy tycoon, sports-team owner

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

Daybreak: No Surprises from the G8

Religion and health care, a false false messiah, and more from the news

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