Akira Ohiso

Demands On Converts

12/24/2009
Staff Writer

As a convert of almost seven years, I have learned that this kind rabbinical behavior toward Orthodox converts described in the article, “Outreach Rabbi Resigns Amid Cloud Of Scandal” (Dec. 18), in which Rabbi Leib Tropper is alleged to have revoked a woman’s conversion on learning that she occasionally wore pants, is not uncommon. What converts hear is “Do as I say, not as I do.”

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