Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tropper's admission of guilt and resignation - A blow by blow

The progression of events have been as follows:

Last Tuesday afternoon, leading Rabbinic figures in Monsey met. That meeting was put together by Rabbi Dovid Ribiat and was chaired by one of the most senior Roshei Yeshiva in Monsey, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Green Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva D’Monsey.

Others present at that Tuesday meeting included Rav Shlomo Breslauer Shlita, Rav of Beis Tefillah; Rav Yisroel Dovid Schlesinger, of K’hal Shaarei Tefillah; Rav Chaim Schabes the Morah D’Asra of Knesses Yisroel in New Hempstead; Rav Shlomo Zalman Kaufman, Dayan of the Beis Horaah Beis Din and Rav Ben Tzion Kokis, Rav of K’hal Zichron Mordechai in South Monsey.

The idea was to have an expanded meeting on Sunday in Yeshiva Beis Mikreh of Monsey. There, the Rabbonim were to sign this Kol Koreh below.

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The Kol Koreh would proclaim Tropper a menuval and demand of Tropper to resign all his posts and to leave Monsey. A messenger of the Rabbonim, Rabbi Yehuda Weissler, was dispatched to summon Tropper and to have him make himself available at 10:30 PM. Rabbi Weissler got hold of Tropper by phone and informed him of what the Rabbonim wanted.

In the mean time, one of the Rabbonim who attended the first meeting, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Schlesinger, had been having several private meetings with Leib Tropper, and Rabbi Schlesinger began trying to forestall the consequences of severe Rabbinic censure on Tropper and to save Tropper from the embarrassment of having the Kol Koreh publicized.

At this point, rumours were swirling that the Tropper Sex Video tape were made public on the internet.

Rabbi Schlesinger, prevailed upon Tropper to sign two agreements at the eleventh hour one to the Hanholah of Kol Yaakov

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Interestingly Tropper gets to keep all the money that Kol Yaakov has which includes over 10 million given by Tom Kaplan and Guma Aguir.

And another one similar to the one above, in addition to his promising to leave Monsey,

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in which he would both step down and agree to a number of the demands of the Rabbis.

The agreement that Tropper signed began, “In not fulfilling the requirement of Shulchan Aruch that a leader be “Pirko No’eh”, the undersigned is relinquishing his position..” It further stated that he releases all rights and severs any connection he has to his former Yeshiva in Monsey and withdraws forthwith as a trustee of the organization.

Tropper also agreed to move out of Monsey within a few months.

And appointed Rav Aharon Schechter the Rosh Yeshiva of Chaim Berlin and Reb Elya Ber Wachtfogel and Rabbi Dovid Wolpin to be in charge of picking a new Rosh Yeshiva.

Looks like at the end of the day Tropper get off with a slap on the wrist and millions of dollars, he is now free to settle in any other Jewish community.


  1. This is all BS, not worth the paper it is printed on. Rabbi Tropper and all his cronies and Rabbi's he gave money to get off get off scott free, if you would just follow the money you would see who was crooked and who was not. Now this document protects them all.

  2. On the road to:

    1. Leib and Leba Tropper must be put in CHEREM immediately! There are enough good rabbonim to do so. Tropper must PERMANENTLY give up all positions in the rabbinate. No more "rosh yeshiva" of anything no more "rabbi of this and that" and all the titles he collected like a tin pot dictator. Preferably the Tropper family must leave Monsey and settle in a place like Switzerland (Tom Kaplan can buy them a chalet near a minyan) or in Florida (they have friends there) as PRIVATE CITIZENS stripped of all rabbinic rank, power and influence!

    2. EJF must be shut down PERMANENTLY!

    3. Kol Yaakov yeshiva in Monsey must be shut down PERMANENTLY!

    4. Horizons outreach program must be shut down PERMANENTLY!

    5. The Lillian Jean Kaplan Foundation must be shut down PERMANENTLY !

    6. Menachem Lubinsky of LUBICOM must be boycotted PERMANENTLY for the damage he facilitated by acting as EJF's PR and propaganda czar.

    7. Tom Kaplan and his wife Dafna Recanati, the enablers of Tropper/EJF/Horizons in these last years, must be kept out from the Orthodox and Charedi community (they are not religious Jews in any case and don't care much about wanting to be religious) and not one more cent must ever be accepted from them by anyone in the Torah world, PERMANENTLY!

    8. No more funds should be accepted in the Orthodox and Charedi world from Guma (he should have a refuah sheleimah bekarov) and Jamie Aguiar, and Guma's mother Ellen Kaplan Aguiar and the Aguiar family or their Lillian Jean Kaplan Foundation -- PERMANENTLY. They were also originally Tropper's enablers with the EJF scheme.

    9. Rav Reuven Feinstein must be put on notice to STOP his support of the immoral and corrupt Leib Tropper AT ONCE and NOT harass and instigate problems against those from Rav Sternbuch's side who have had the courage to speak the truth when it was not popular. Had R Reuven Feinstein heeded the advice of those from the BADATZ he would not be in the sick situation he is in now. He only has himself to blame. When you sleep with the dogs you catch fleas.

  3. 10. Aron Shechter of Chaim Berlin yeshiva in Brooklyn must be put on notice that the world will NOT tolerate his tyrannical irrational and damaging support for Tropper that must stop once and for all and cut of all contact with Tropper PERMANENTLY. Shechter's disciples are called upon to protect Shechter from himself and from dragging Chaim Berlin into irreversible shame and disgrace. Shechter is in remission from cancer and he should have a refuah sheleimah bekarov but he would be well advised to stay home in Brooklyn and end his days in happiness surrounded by his family and zombie talmidim and stop his delusions of protecting sickos like Tropper and Michael Hersh. Shechter has already caused lots of damage by his stubbornness in protecting his crazed BT disciple Michael Hersh who sent his own son to the island of Jamaica with Shechter's blessings and support. Maybe the earthquake in Haiti was a sign from Hashem against that. What if Isaac Hersh would be now on Haiti under ten feet of rubble, would that make Shechter and Michael Hersh happy? Who knows.

    11. The Jewish Press newspaper should be boycotted, and Dennis Rapps Esq its legal counsel who wrote all the pro-EJF/Tropper drivel and lies in it should become persona non grata in the Torah world, for their appalling shameful support of Tropper at every twist and turn and glorifying EJF from its inception and helping to bring about the ensuing international Chillul Hashem disaster by giving Tropper/EJF legitimacy! At least if anyone really has to, buy the English YATED because its editor stuck to his guns and boycotted Tropper and EJF in spite of pressures on him, and the Yated now publishes a weekly column by Rav Moshe Sternbuch of Yerushalayim who is the first and so far only gadol and posek to 100% oppose and fight Tropper and EJF for years.

    12. And finally, Agudath Israel of America must speak out STRONGLY to condemn and shut down any vestige and trace of Tropper and his organizations. The Agudists are so dumb for not seeing what's going on here. Wake up Agudah and smell the Tropper poison-laced coffee, before Klal Yisroel starts organizing demonstrations against all of you, running away from you, and the worst fate you deserve, just IGNORING you the way you are ignoring the festering and still spreading Chillul Hashem of the Tropper/EJF cancer.

    Wake up, before it's too late!

    It may already be too late, so much damage has already been done by your Agudist ilk and brother Leibel Tropper der menuval shebemenuvalim, as Rabbi Rothkopf referred to him in Yerushalayim recently when students at YU in Israel asked what should be the reaction to the Tropper sex scandal!

    Every corner of the Jewish globe is aware of this scandal as each day goes by more get to know about it, and only you, Tropper's Agudist rabbis can bring it to proper closure by putting Leib and Leba Tropper & Company (vechol abizraihu) in Cherem and shutting them down PERMANENTLY!

    Or else face the wrath of history as you too and the whole Agudah world become disgraced for your cowardice, greed and cover up of the Leib and Leba Tropper/EJF sex scandal -- and members of Agudah will be called upon to resign from this disgraceful hypocritical organization, once founded by Giants of Torah Jewry now infested with meek mice who fear predatory cats like Leib and Leba Tropper more than they fear Hakadosh Baruch Hu and the Emes (Truth) !!!

  4. "Looks like at the end of the day Tropper gt off with a slap on the wrist..."

    Not sure what you would like to happen to him However, in my opinion, this isn't a slap on the wrist. His life is ruined. He went from the top heights a few months ago to the dregs on the bottom of the barrel. Thats plenty.

  5. How do you know that Silber is the Satmar guy?

  6. Are Tropper's twin daughters Gila and Rina on the shidduch market?

  7. No problem for the twinsFebruary 16, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    "Joey said...Are Tropper's twin daughters Gila and Rina on the shidduch market?"

    One for "the Satmar guy" (he's now divorced) and one for the Israeli "Amir" (both mentioned by Tropper as "clients" for Shannon Orand on his recorded phone conversations) - after all they know how to have playful rape sex and won't hurt them. Or maybe Tropper will convert the next two single macho cops or firemen to Yiddishkeit with "EJF universal conversions" and presto he'll have "shidduchim for his gals. He can even support them in kollel for life with the ten millions bucks+ he's getting in the sell-out of kol yaakov settlement.

  8. Another Tropper's VictimFebruary 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    God bless you and the others for helping to put the scumbag out of circulation. (At least one can hope so)

    Too bad it did not happen years ago so he would not be abusing people all those years.

  9. maybe tropper will move to Baltimore now. They sem to welcome deviants and crooks with open arms there... I heard there is a house for sale on Tzvi Friedmans block......

  10. This is all a big smoke screen.
    1. If Tropper is relinquishing control, why is he dictating which of his cronies should be choosing the next head of the yeshiva? If he is relinquishing control, he should have NO say in anything!!
    2. His yeshiva was not the source of the problems, it was EJF which is a subsidiary of Horizons. He needs to relinquish ALL control of Horizons - monetary control, control of assets, and control of who runs it in his stead!!
    3. If he is not fully relinquishing his monetary claims on the funds and assets belonging to the yeshiva (AND Horizons/EJF) then he is relinquishing what amounts to only his name being on the stationery. If you hold the purse strings, you are in control. He is giving them the right to not use his name. But is name is mud - so who cares about that?! Hence, this is a smoke screen.
    4. Where is Tropper's admission of guilt? Where is his apologies to Klal Yisrael and to Hashem for besmirching Hashem's Holy Name and running it into the cesspool?
    5. Where is the Kol Koreih that should be issued REGARDLESS of Tropper's meek letters of NOT relinquishing all monetary control and assets of the source of the scandals (i.e., Horizons/EJF)?
    6. Where is the plan of action to make sure this type of Tropper-money-control-corruption thing does not happen again? Where is the resolution of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah to have all yeshivos, shuls and frum organizations monetarily transparent, subject to independent audits, with a board of unrelated trustees, and other rules of governing yeshivos, shuls and frum organizations so that there are ethical standards in place to prevent corruption and payoffs similar to what the Tropper scandal revealed?
    Where's the beef? This is pathetic! THIS is what a meeting of gedolei Monsey produced?

  11. Joey,leave the children out

  12. Where exactly is the admission of guilt?

  13. Leave the children out fo it. You can not blame them for his bad mistakes.

  14. This whole Beis Din circus was tainted. An EJF beis din with a faculty member of Kol Yaakv. Another beis din with Rabbi Schlesinger.....

    Tropper signs a treif piece of paper - Orand receives one. They both win.

    The money and control for Eternal Jewish Family comes through and from HORIZONS!!! You might also check and find out that Horizons owns the EJF website.
    Bloggers, if you want a real story, follow the money as has been said many times. The

    Tropper has lost nothing! Eternal Jewish Family AND Horizons has not been mentioned as part of the package. So, Tropper owns Horizons and maintains control of EJF.

    This Beis Din was a side show, offering up just enough to give the impression they are taking back control of morality, ethics and Judaism. Take a good look at what has happened here and what remains intact. Just enough water to the dust and 'the good life' and corruption continues as usual.

    The only thing different is that Tropper may get some sun on his pastey face in NMB, Fl.

    Empty out EJF building and raze it! All of Tropper's associates are still there and being protected by the 'great ones'!

  15. Are Tropper's twin daughters Gila and Rina on the shidduch market?

    They are barely legal, do not worry about them they have PHG (Father Has the Gelt). Maybe not much of a yuchus but a lot of money.

    It is midah keneged midha he was looking at people's yichus and if he did not like it he demanded Giuyr Lechumra, now his own daugthers have suspect yichus.

  16. Welcome a Moetzes member!

    Finally, someone from the Moetzes Gedolei HaGanovim is getting involved, and who would it be? None other than Aron Shechter of Chaim Berlin yeshiva. The fox has come to guard the hens!

    By Tropper is Troubled

    The signed letter from Monsey that was kvetched out by Tropper on February 15th, in point 3, names Rabbi Aron Shechter of yeshiva Chaim Berlin as one of three recommended names that Tropper would like to see -- NOT to rebuke Tropper -- but to "help" appoint a new rosh yeshiva for his totally ruined (by him) kol yaakov outfit. The other two names are Wachtfogel and Wolpin who carry no power in Agudath Israel of America's vaunted Moetzes, simply because it is Aron Shechter who wields all the power at Agudah with the help of real estate billionaire Abe Fruchthandler who is also Chaim Berlin's chief honcho money man.

    Now why would Tropper want to bring in Aron Shechter? The answer is actually very simple, as has been explained a few times in depth to those who have been reading the Tropper is Troubled chronicles for the past number of months: Aron Shechter is the one big shot rabbi who IRRATIONALLY LOVES TROPPER and put Tropper on his feet, helped him build his hole in the wall yeshiva and stood by him when Tropper was divorcing his first wife, cavorting with his future second wife and all the while Shechter also knew all about Tropper's fatal attractions and weakness for womanizing and much worse yet Shechter -- did NOT stop Tropper -- he rather emboldened him and built him up, and now look what's happened.

    But all that Tropper did wrong was always forgiven and overlooked by Shechter because Tropper was able to furnish Shechter with something he prized more than gold, a nucleus of submissive disciples trained by Tropper who came to Chaim Berlin and served as "role models" for the more lively Brooklyn talmidim after Shechter had purged them and threw many of them out together with his own yeshiva's mashgiach ruchani, Rav Shlomo Carlebach (not the singer). SHECHTER LOVES THE KOL YAAKOV MODEL OF ZOMBIE TALMIDIM and now he is going to try to do life support for the yeshiva (kol yaakov) he loves so much in his own twisted and demented way!

  17. leib and leiba were /are very close to the bernstein family for many years . i wonder if there was and hanky panky there too!

  18. Do Rabbis and Gadolim lose their Smichas to practice once they are guilty like Tropper or they get to keep those titles? Criminal lawyers and bad doctors lose their licenses why not rosh yeshivas?