A cause to celebrate is the Engagement of Rabbi Leib Tropper’s Daughter, Rena Tropper’s engagement To a young man from Los angeles. At the Monsey Engagement (vort)Local Rabbonim ,former Talmidim, friends and Roshei Yeshiva came To to Share their blessings with Rabbi And Mrs Leib Tropper and with the Choson and Kallah.
This was repeated in Los angeles Where over 200 people came to Join the local celebration of the Engagement. A stream of well Wishers including Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbonim joined I this momentous simcha.
The choson learned in yeshiva of Peekskill and in Brisk in Yerushalayim (Rav Meir ,shlita)
In the second of a series of Q&A
From many psychiatrists and students of psychiatry , psychologists and therapists , Rabbi Leib Tropper was questioned about the Reticence of many to accept The above practices as the method to develop a psycho hygenic lifestyle.
From Thomas Szasz to R.D. Laing to the noted Psychologist and Author of “Psychology : The religion of self worship” Paul Vitz,and even the famous Dr Victor Frankl realize that Maladies of the mind can be treated with Healthier alternatives.
Dean of Philosophy in CCNY ,Dr Lou Marinoff ,earned fame when he authored the Book, “Plato not Prozac”. A book highly recommended for it poignancy and articulation of his position to Remedy the “ostensible” Remedy Of psychotherapy.
For someone who feels that his Life has no meaning, for one who Experienced loss etc…the analysis that he has an illness may be inaccurate. The treatment perhaps should be focused on finding Value in the Experience ,or find how growth Can be achieved through these Unexpected life-turns.
Human mentation is more complex then animal mentation. I doubt that the average mental Health practitioner has a way to Truly mitigate one’s noetic discomfort.
Issues for Discussion:
1-Where was G’D during the Holocaust or where was man during the Holocaust?
2-Do Men have a lien on G’D?
3-How Do we understand the concept of ‘Evil’ in a World created by a compassionate G’D?
4-What Did Maran Harav Hutner,zt’l say about the Holocaust?
5-Should have all the jews rebelled against the Germans?
6-What Happened to all the tearful prayers of adults and children?
7-Can there be Six Million reasons why Six Million were killed?
This week…..in Ohio
Rabbi Tropper recently returned from a trip to Israel, where he observed the first anniversary of his father’s passing. His father, Rabbi Yehuda Tropper, is buried in a cemetery in Har Harmenuchot, near Jersualem. Rabbi Leib Tropper’s wife, Laurel Blond, as well as his sisters and brothers, accompanied him to his father’s grave.
Rabbi Yehuda Tropper, ob’m, served as a first grade teacher for thirty years at the renowned Rabbi Jacob Joseph School in Staten Island, New York. Subsequently, he undertook employment with his brother, Abe. Upon the death of his wife Rivka, ob’m, Rabbi Yehuda Tropper traveled back to America to stay in the home of his son, Rabbi Leib Tropper. He passed away at the age of 95.
In addition to paying his respects to his father’s memory, the trip to Israel also afforded Rabbi Tropper and his wife the opportunity to visit their two children and ten grandchildren who currently reside in Israel.
Well-known religious scholar and educator Rabbi Leib Tropper is involved in a new project called “Character First.” Based in Israel, the project aims to work with students and young adults to develop good character. According to Rabbi Tropper, much of the spirit of the Jewish tradition is concerned with character development.
Rabbi Tropper’s primary role in “Character First” is to collect information about the importance of good character and to write about issues related to character development. Various leaders, educators, and rabbis have given their support and encouragement to this project.
A Torah scholar since the age of 15, Rabbi Leib Tropper has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe to share his comprehensive knowledge of the character-building aspects of Halachic law. He has introduced many secular Jews to the ideas of good character through speaking engagements at Stanford University, Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and other academic centers around the world.
Located in the center of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter, the Hurva Synagogue once served as one of the city’s main houses of worship. The original construction began in 1700 and was led by Rabbi Judah the Hassid. In 1721, local residents demolished the under-funded, half-finished synagogue, leaving it in ruins or “hurva,” for years to come. Over 100 years later, Ibrahim Pasha restarted construction on the sacred building, naming it the Hurva Synagogue in honor of its early history.
Jews worshipped in the synagogue from its completion in 1856 until it was demolished once again during the War of 1948. Over the following decades, Jewish officials considered numerous restoration projects, but it wasn’t until 2005 that the Israeli government began work on a $6.2 million project to rebuild the Hurva Synagogue. They completed the restoration project in 2010.
An avid traveler, Leib Tropper lived and worked in Jerusalem for five years. One of the founders of the Kol Yaakov Yeshiva and Torah Center in Monsey, New York, Leib Tropper plays an active role in the Jewish community.
By Leib Tropper
Standing for more than a century, Staten Island-based Rabbi Jacob Joseph School has a reputation for a stringent curriculum. The school educates young students in Orthodox Jewish tradition from nursery school age to 12th grade. Among these students and their teachers have been the brothers of the Tropper family, including alumnus Rabbi Leib Tropper and his father, Rabbi Yehuda Tropper, who taught at the school for three decades.
The school was named for Jacob Joseph, who served as the chief rabbi of the Association of American Orthodox Hebrew Congregations in New York City from 1888 to the mid-1890s. A girls’ division of the elementary school opened after its move to the Staten Island Richmondtown in 1976, with a boys’ high school and Beis Medrash (an undergraduate level of study).
During the mid-20th century, Rabbi Jacob Joseph School produced myriad community leaders and rabbis in the area, and became an important feeder school to the Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. It was during this time that Rabbi Leib Tropper’s father instructed first graders and later saw his own son excel in the elementary school.