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.
The Riverdale Jewish Center reportedly is seeking to get rid of Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, whose habit of inviting young males to join him for naked heart-to-heart talks in the sauna was the subject of a recent article in The New York Times.
Instead of trying to protect their reputations, synagogues with predatory rabbis should protect their members, writes Deborah Rosenbloom.
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.
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.