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This Week on The Scroll

A look back at the week that was

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Disgraced and Exiled Rabbi Is Back in Business

Leib Tropper is teaching and lecturing in Staten Island

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Who’s Behind a New Kotel Chabad Center?

Guma Aguiar, the possibly unstable Israeli sports tycoon!

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Charged Rabbi Faces New Accusations

Allegedly directed boys into a mikvah

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Conversion Bill Takes Aim at Diaspora

Our editor returns fire in the NYT

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The Unwelcome Mat

Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process

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Sundown: The 23-Year-Old Nuclear Customer

Plus the Buck-Oy State, Eichmann in the Vatican, and more

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Sundown: Israel and America, Still BFFs

Plus, another Jewish N.Y. Senate candidate, oh no Canada, and more

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Tropper Agrees to Leave Monsey

Disgraced rabbi may have avoided formal condemnation

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Tablet Writer on ‘Guardian’ Podcast

Hoffman discusses Rabbi Leib Tropper

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Tropper Didn’t Actually Resign

Disgraced rabbi still running yeshiva

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Tropper Resigns From Yeshiva

Will Monsey’s faithful ever forgive disgraced rabbi?

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Rabbi Links Quake To ‘Evil,’ Anti-Orthodox Articles

Cites Tropper revelations broken by Tablet

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Why the Rabbis Are Silent on Tropper

Reserving judgment on sex scandal reported by Tablet

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Today on Tablet

The rabbis’ silence, trouble with Saudis, and more

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Among Friends

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

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Today on Tablet

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

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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

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Former Tropper Sponsor Forced Into Psych Ward

Guma Aguiar is an energy tycoon, sports-team owner

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Today on Tablet

The Tropper sex scandal, from a woman’s side

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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

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Tale of the Tapes

Orand’s dirty phone calls with the man she says is Tropper

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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

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