By Chaya Hirsch
Dear Shalom Mordechai & the wonderful Rubashkin family,
Many years ago on a cold dark blistery Russian night, czarist officers arrested a Yid to be hung. They felt he had done something wrong, and they were also in the mood of a good show.
His friend, a teacher, heard the devastating news and was very distressed. He hurried to the town square to try and save him.
Running breathlessly to the podium, he saw the ropes about to tighten around his friend’s neck, amidst the cheering of the crowd.
Before anyone could stop him he quietly slipped the rope off his friend, gently placing it around his own neck to spare his friend from death.
Shalom Mordechai, we know you are going through such a stressful court case.
From the little news that leaks out of the courthouse and posted on COLlive, we realize the extent of the animosity shown by the prosecution, and the anti-semitism that you face.
We are inspired by you and your family’s unwavering Emunah and Bitachon in Hashem. We Chassidim want you to know that we care. We are your brothers and your pain is our pain.
We are all one family. Although we didn’t make it to Sioux Falls to give you chizzuk in this trying time, we were with you in spirit, in our thoughts, and, most of all, in our Tefillos.
Today, Monday, 10AM EST, the trial comes to an end when the prosecutor and the defense will present final arguments and the Judge will charge the Jury.
Following the mass text messages and emails that have been sent out, we’d like to hereby “take the rope” in your court case by taking upon ourselves individual hachlatos in the merit of your victory.
Lets foil the prosecution with adding in Ruchnius: learn Torah, give Tzedakah and say Tehillim for Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rivkah. (Some in Postville are fasting a half of Monday and Tuesday.)
This will surely make a big tumult in Shamayim, begging Hashem and the Bais Din Shel Ma’alah to continue to send you Nissim gluyim. In the merit of our Achdus and sincere Hachlatos, may Hashem free us all from the bitter ropes of Golus and send Moshiach NOW!
Your extended Lubavitch family