…Tropper indicated that he was resigning so that the Monsey-based Bais Din will not continue their investigations into allegations against him.
The Yeshiva building is owned by a corporation entitled “Kol Yaakov Torah Center, Inc. It is located at 29 West Maple Avenue, Monsey, NY 10952.
The three principals of the corporation that owns the property are Leib Tropper, David Jacobs, and Moshe Raice.
“This is a welcome first step,” said one askan involved in the investigation, “however, the Torah community needs written assurances that Tropper’s name will be taken off the paperwork and Rabbi Stefansky’s name will be placed in his stead. Also, further steps need to be taken to ensure that this is not just a ploy and that he will not have anything further to do with the Yeshiva.”
Previously, Rabbi Elya Svei Zatzal had made a similar request in regard to Leib Tropper, the 5TJT was told by a prominent Rosh Yeshiva.
“There were indications that Tropper still had plans to return to the helm of the Eternal Jewish Foundation notwithstanding his December 12th resignation, so it is important to ensure that this type of thing does not happen,” remarked a legal consultant to the Monsey-based Bais Din. “It is our hope that Leib Tropper will cooperate with the Bais Din.”
“Expenses associated with this investigation could reach tens of thousands of dollars,” the consultant continued, “so hopefully we can wrap this up shortly.”