Rabbi Steals From Synagogue, Uses Money To Buy Ring For Mistress, Trips To Israel, Private School For His Kids

All this crime! And he isn’t even Orthodox! The local ABC affiliate reports:

A Monmouth County rabbi has admitted stealing $86,000 from a fund meant to help members of his congregation.

Prosecutors say Rabbi Peter Light bought a ring for his mistress, paid for private school for his children and took trips to Israel.

Light headed Congregation Ohev Shalom, the Marlboro Jewish Center, for two years until he resigned in June.

The rabbi is expected to be sentenced to five years in prison.

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One response to “Rabbi Steals From Synagogue, Uses Money To Buy Ring For Mistress, Trips To Israel, Private School For His Kids

  1. Anonymous

    The fact that he wasn’t (isn’t, actually) orthodox made it possible for him to admit to the crime (rabbis are shaking their heads in disbelief all over Brooklyn…) without Agudath or anyone else attempting to obstruct justice or accuse the state of New Jersey of anti-semitism. The congregation was able to hire another rabbi and move on in a timely manner. Stinks of the Conservative movement to me.

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