Out of nowhere, the RCA sent me a letter yesterday regarding a man I had never heard of before, Rabbi Leib Tropper.
Today I was directed by another party to listen to the tapes.
And it's just so sad. Sad for him, for her, for his family, for the Jewish community as a whole...it's sad in the kind of way that tears you apart and makes you wonder how God must feel watching this happen. Unhappy God who watches His fragile creations hurt themselves and other people, unhappy God who cries to see who His people could have been and what they became instead.
What amazes me is that he can rationalize twisting Torah to support what he desires. I can understand the desire; I can't understand speaking of davening to God regarding an extramarital affair. How can you daven to God to support a sin? Perhaps you can pray to Him out of pain, to say that you know this is wrong but you hope He will forgive you but how can you pray to him to support you in your sin? I don't understand.
The entire affair just makes me want to cry.