A rabbi who left his flock after word got out that he went on sauna trips with young male congregants recently reemerged as a psychological counselor at a luxury health center, but his seeming comeback has hit a wall.
A rabbi who made headlines for bringing young male congregants with him on trips the sauna has found a new job as a spiritual advisor in a health center in Westchester, New York.
The Riverdale Jewish Center’s Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, who has been under fire for having sauna chats with boys from the synagogue, reportedly has resigned from his position at the synagogue.
The Riverdale Jewish Center has decided to keep in place Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, whose sauna chats with naked boys garnered headlines after an expose in The New York Times in late May.
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt told his congregants that he plans to continue serving as spiritual leader of the Riverdale Jewish Center despite media attention over his method of outreach to young men.
At least 44 members of a New York synagogue are calling for the resignation of their rabbi, whose custom of inviting young men to meet with him naked in a sauna has brought extensive media attention.”
The real question isn’t why Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt took boys into the sauna naked, Eliyahu Fink writes. It’s why his Orthodox community did nothing to stop him.
Three U.S. rabbis are among those being considered to become Britain’s chief rabbi.