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    Arik
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    U.S. rabbi involved in sex scandal led fight against Israel conversions

    Post  Arik on Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:05 am

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    U.S. rabbi involved in sex scandal led fight against Israel conversions

    By Yair Ettinger, Haaretz Correspondent

    Tags: Israel News, Jewish World




    It is hard to imagine a more embarrassing situation in which to find an exclusive ultra-Orthodox organization - a group that was a standard-bearer in the fight against "breaches in the wall of conversion" and "the penetration of complete gentiles into the vineyard of Israel."

    These breaches pale into insignificance in comparison with the accusations against the man who heads the organization itself: according to the claims, Rabbi Leib Tropper of Rockland County abandoned the apparently stringent Halakhic standards of his Haredi organization and established a conversion process based on his most private impulses.

    A report in the New York Post earlier this week revealed a sensational story about "a prominent Orthodox rabbi has been caught on tape discussing his apparent love affair with a shiksa he was converting to Judaism."

    See the rest of the article here:

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1137435.html
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    Post  Yehudah on Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:12 am

    Don't judge.

    He is a Rabbi and has done so much for us as a whole.... only believe 1/2 of what you read online.... wait for the facts to come out.


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    Post  Arik on Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:19 am

    Didn't judge, just posted news. I agree, I'll wait for the facts to come out
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    Post  Yehudah on Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:26 am

    In this day and age, there are so many bad people in the goyishe world... Whenever ONE Jew does something bad, it is amplified and the ayin harah starts.

    Always give our Yiddin the opportunity to prove the goyim wrong. And if our Yiddin do something proven to be wrong.. only then do they get what's coming to them. But always remember, even if they do evil, they are still Yiddin and we are commanded by G-d to love them and each other.


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    Post  Arik on Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:56 pm

    True. but at the same time, we should never make excuses for Chillul HaShem. MY Rebbe gave a good sermon on this kind of thing awhile back and the Talmud goes into detail about it as well. The last thing we should do as be seen as someone who would make excuses for bad behavior and it is our responsibility to refrain form doing anything that would Profane the Name.
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    Post  Yehudah on Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:25 pm

    Arik S. wrote:True. but at the same time, we should never make excuses for Chillul HaShem. MY Rebbe gave a good sermon on this kind of thing awhile back and the Talmud goes into detail about it as well. The last thing we should do as be seen as someone who would make excuses for bad behavior and it is our responsibility to refrain form doing anything that would Profane the Name.

    I agree.

    At the same time that we condemn bad behavior, we should take into consideration not only that we don't know the entire truth, but that he is a Yid.

    So until I see some proof, I'm on this Rabbi's side.


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