Tuesday, December 22, 2009

American Orthodoxy and its Scandals


Two big scandals became the leading subject of many Jewish blogs:

2. The Boro Park Spinka Rebbe (photo on the right) will be sitting behind bars for the coming 24 months.

I am still asking myself if Tropper had anything with this woman converting to Judaism or not. If the answer is YES, I wonder why she agreed. Forget about conversion to Judaism: A criminal act should be reported to the police immediately. Unfortunately, many converts to Judaism do agree to the most stupid things just in order to get the conversion certificate. I have seen this myself with some people in Israel. They do anything to get their papers and afterwards they do not give a damn anymore about religion, rabbis or synagogues. Their only goal is to finish the process, no matter what.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think you understand. Tropper made it clear that she needed to this in order to get her conversion. She didn't know any other way.

    Also, I am so saddened by the tremendous kavod that the community here in Boro Park and New York in general is now giving the the Spinka Rebbe. When he was first charged they called him a tzaddik. When he was sentenced they called him a great tzaddik. But if you read the comment sections on websites like vosizneias it is just so painful to see that now that he's going to jail they hold him in an even higher light. This ba'al teshuva is DISGUSTED with the Rabbonim!