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.
That Rabbi Rosenblatt’s synagogue continues to support him shouldn’t come as a surprise, writes Elana Sztokman. There is a long history in both the Jewish and secular worlds of supporting high-profile figures accused of sexual misconduct.
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt asserted his innocence in his first public comment since the publication of a New York Times article about his habit of inviting young males to join him for naked heart-to-heart talks in the sauna.