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Leib Tropper is trying to clear his name

Rabbi Leib Tropper sex scandalRabbi Leib Tropper is back and he’s frummer than ever, if I hadn’t known that he tried to get a woman who was converting through him to have sex with him and his wife, I would have thought that Leib Tropper was just some random frummy looking dude trying to gain a rapid online presence. Someone sent me his blog and then I googled him and found another half dozen blogs and every other social media thing that people ruined by horrific sex scandals use to clear their name. I guess it sucks to try and clear your name when Wikipedia and You Tube have it all right there for the world to see.

Apparently Leib Tropper has been forgiven, because instead of licking the wounds from a threesome gone wrong, he’s begun to teach character development to young adults. You know, because Leib Tropper is a geshmake guy who is full of character. You can read all about his sex free life on his multiple blogs, which are clearly full of SEO style text.

An accomplished educational professional in the halachic tradition of Judaism, Rabbi Leib Tropper delivered speeches across the world. As Director of the Yeshiva Kol Yaakov, founded in 1981, Rabbi Tropper led the efforts in creating a program called Horizons. An outreach program targeting secular Jews who are unaffiliated with the religion, Rabbi Tropper visited Paris, London, and Berlin, among others, where he delivered speeches and lectured at colleges with the goal of inspiring his brethren to explore the Torah, and live in greater concert with Talmudic teachings. The Horizons program also led Rabbi Tropper to rural American towns and remote cities. Through the school itself, open for almost 30 years, he connected with talmid around the world. As a religious educator, he has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge in London, and at Stanford, Yale, and other American universities. Additionally, Rabbi Leib Tropper taught subjects such as Jewish law and philosophy in Brooklyn and Manhattan at no charge to the institution.

As a Jewish scholar, Rabbi Leib Tropper has published multiple works. Early in his career, he focused on seforim, publishing the first when he was just 21 years old. The work built on the halachic decisions of Harav Eliyashuv shlita. Two subsequent seforim also focused on poskim and their halachic decision, these being his personal Rabbi, Maran Harav Scheinberg, shlita, and Rav Tuvia Goldstein ztl. The works received praise by multiple gedolim. In the past two years, Rabbi Leib Tropper published two books on Jewish Responsa. Rabbi Tropper continues his halachic scholarship as he explores how the ancient traditions of Judaism interact with organ transplants.

Rabbi Leib Tropper received his ordinations during a five-year period he spent teaching baalei teshuva in Jerusalem. The ordinations were from, in chronological order, Hagaon Harav Sroyohu Deblitzky shlita, a talmid muvhak of the Chazon Ish ztl, the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Rav Ovadia Yosef shlita, the chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Harav Betzalel Zolty, and Maran Harav Elazar M Shach ztl, the Ponevezher Rosh Yeshiva who only bestowed three ordinations, one on Rabbi Tropper.

The text above has 10 mentions of Rabbi Leib Tropper and every other website that Tropper has opened up is dedicated to getting back into the kiruv-sex business. Why else would a Rabbi who publicly disgraced himself want to come back into the game he was thrown out of? I guess he either doesn’t have any other skills, or truly thinks he would be good at helping young people develop character. You can google it for yourselves, but I’m not going to help his evil SEO tactics by giving him links.

Find Leib Tropper on 4torah.com

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  • observer April 24, 2013, 1:55 AM

    Just try posting something in wikipedia and his PR team are all monitors and alerted and no matter the hour of day or night, within 90 seconds, his PR team are there to undo it!!

    He seemingly lost his cash cow — “let me be the rabbi to give you, non-observant Jew, a feeling of legitimacy…”

    Am just wondering how this fraud get access to bar mitzva-tutor the kids at Horace Mann?

    • Anonymous April 24, 2013, 9:10 AM

      Tropper never taught bar mitzva lessons
      At Horrace man…..keep the lies rolling

  • zach April 24, 2013, 4:48 AM

    Just try posting something in wikipedia and his PR team are all monitors and alerted and no matter the hour of day or night, within 90 seconds, his PR team are there to undo it!!

    Not true. The controversy section has been up for a long time there.

  • bacterialgirl April 24, 2013, 5:42 AM

    Actually his blogs are up for a long time already, this is nothing new. Re: the scandal: We actually do not really know what happened or if anything happened, the tapes are pretty mediocre. And he was in a monetary fight back then and people wanted to take revenge. And if all the accusations in face were true, well, it takes two to tango. The girl he supposedly was involved with married a wealthy Jewish divorcee 20 years her senior in Texas btw in the meantime. Whatever. Noones business.
    I stayed with Tropper and his family 10 years ago in Monsey. I was a young girl, gullible and pretty. All I can say he behaved flawlessly and never made any move or attempt on me. He is very knowledgeable indeed and has a regular frum crowd daven hat his house. (at least he had at that time)

    • Heshy Fried April 24, 2013, 9:43 AM

      The same thing was said about the Boston Bombers and everyone else who ever did something terrible. “They were so nice, I knew them well, we never suspected a thing.”

      You may have been a pretty girl, but he had no leverage, now if you were converting, maybe he could have been inappropriate.

  • Anonymous April 24, 2013, 9:15 AM

    Frum satire is a loser. Anybody busy or gainfully
    Employed has more important thing than worry
    About stale sensation.

    • Heshy Fried April 24, 2013, 9:45 AM

      Anyone who won’t post under their real name is a loser.
      Anyone who thinks I’m not gainfully employed is a loser.
      Anyone who doesn’t understand that the Tropper sensation is not stale is a loser.
      Anyone who posts under anonymous is a loser.
      Come on Leib, at least use your real name, we in Silicon Valley can always track your IP address…

      • Michael K. April 24, 2013, 2:29 PM

        Paging Rabbi Broyde….

    • Yosef H April 24, 2013, 4:02 PM

      He’s such a loser in fact he’s so unpopular that he only managed to raise over (Less then a week) $1500 to help a young couple with their wedding bills. Mr Anonymous what have you done other then post something not just stupid but also untruthful…

  • bacterialgirl April 24, 2013, 10:53 AM

    Actually I was converting at that time. 🙂 I agree it was well before the incident. Years before that. He at this time was behaving 100% correct. And I love Frumsatire.

    • Michael K. April 24, 2013, 2:30 PM

      Maybe he just wasn’t that into you?

      • Shragi April 24, 2013, 4:40 PM

        Michael, why you gotta be ungentlemanly? No one else said it.

        • Anonymous July 16, 2013, 1:03 PM

          just saying the truth.. he wasnt into her, or he had too much others on his plate at the time. e tests the waters to see if he can get away with it… you heard the recordings,, shannon needed money to fight for her kids and he gave it on condition, saying he isnt a piggy bank… this young convert prob wasnt in such a needy position. or hadnt visited enoug for him to warm p to her… you think he pounces the first five minutes of meeting?

  • Izzy April 24, 2013, 2:57 PM

    Reformed or Orthodox Rabbis are all tempted to cross the line. Liberal Dem and Conservative Repub politicians do the same. My fraternity brother from upstate NY became a Catholic Priest and then a Monsignor…we all knew he was gay…not a big deal until he was caught in a dress having sex in the rectory…got put on leave by the Church and then opened a porn shop using it as a front to sell meth…he’s in jail now and known as Monsignor Meth. This is all about power and how it’s a wonderful aphrodisiac for people who should really know better. Sadly, people make stupid decisions but always seem to find a new crew of acolytes who are all too happy to forgive them.

  • david April 28, 2013, 9:47 PM

    Heshy, please do me a favor: Nothing personal but in my yeshivish circles guys like you are…how should I say this ….are like what retards in a mental home in Bolivia are to the High rolling CEO guy from Manhattan. You know what I mean – totally irrelevant laughable 3rd class humans. Yeah yeah we know the standard reply: for you its a badge of honor… yata yata, the regular loser bull-crap, whatever. But heres the favor since you in the silicon valley and are so smart (and so funny!) can you please track my IP address post my name and the next day I get a lot of high fives from all my yeshivish friends. Its like when you go to the zoo and the gorilla makes funny faces (and does other special things), special for you everyone gets a good laugh, including the gorilla (that would be you of course).
    Cmon everyone says your such a nice guy, not the brightest, but a really good heart who means well, and is one of the only individuals who is really in touch with reality in knowing that people are actually laughing at you, and its very special that you take pride in that. So please do me this favor. or as guys in the silicon valley would say: do me this mitzva.

    • bentzy April 29, 2013, 11:24 PM

      Total class act.

      Make fun of the mentally disabled, than follow that up with bragging about your “Yeshivish circles”.

      Solid education you get there, where do I sign up?

  • AdinaF April 22, 2014, 12:21 AM

    Chevra, so much more than meets the eye re Tropper and his sexcapades..perhaps you will recognize as much herein-http://adinakutnicki.com/2014/04/17/washingtons-spook-agencyits-nexus-to-jerusalemnachlaot-pedophilemissionary-plaguept-2-powerful-cover-ups-from-washington-to-ny-to-jerusalem-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Jonathan October 20, 2015, 6:41 PM

    I knew Rabbi Leib and his family personally for almost 3 years and those accusations are really unthinkable. It’s amazing that something is repeated on the internet enough in order to destroy someone, it becomes a fact. “If I hadnt known that he tried to get a woman who was converting…” How exactly did you “know” this? Did you read it on someone’s blog or Facebook? Do you also “know” everything you read in the tabloid section of your local grocery store? This kind of blatant and hateful gossiping destroys peoples lives. The Troppers were one of the kindest families I have ever known. In particular, the accusation that his wife was in on this — it’s really beyond absurd. But people who want to believe in hatred will just eat up anything that you give them. I recommend paying more attention to the pain you are causing to real people by propagating damaging lies only meant to inflame and stir up a controversy.

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