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Give Him a Fair Punishment

Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, Director of Lubavitch of Iowa, wrote the guest column for the Des Moines Registar, calling for "a fair punishment" for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin. Full Story

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Why give him a punishment?
May 26, 2010 1:41 pm

HE DESERVES NO PUNISHMENT AT ALL!

Chassidically correct, or politically correct?
May 23, 2010 2:04 pm

I know you are worried about all your big-wig money people who will read your article and think that by saying Sholom Mordechai is guilty, CH”VSH, and he deserves “a fair punishment” – this will make you more “accepted and down to earth”. But is it chassidically correct?

Word your thoughts carefully!
May 23, 2010 7:56 am

In keeping with the Rebbe’s teachings,when we express our thoughts we should write/ speak in positive terms, e.g. “beis r’fuah” instead of “beis cholim”,”beis hachyim” instead of “beis hakvoros” etc. Similarly, the word “punishment “should not be used in the context of Reb S.M. Rubashkin’s sentencing, even though we are trying to be careful not to sound “overly” supportive or belligerent. The concept of “leniency” could have been offered instead, with all the very legitimate reasons we all know of why S.M.R. is deservant of such.May we be zocheh to celebrate a super positive outcome to this unduly protracted situation… Read more »

i hope he gets free
May 23, 2010 4:58 am
Let's Do Something That Can Really Help
May 23, 2010 1:05 am

Increasing ohr and simcha ithrough learning Chassidus, in the zechus of Sholom Mordechai ben Rivka, will certainly help to lighten the nisayon – or to eliminate it entirely. The Ma’amorim of the Rebbe Rashab from the year 5669 (Tof”Shin’Samech’Tes (the two Ma’amorim from Chag Ha-Shavuos, the Ma’amar from Parshas Naso, and the Ma’amar from Parshas Behalosecho) should be learned in his merit. Why specifically these Ma’amorim? The gematriya of Rubashkin (Resh-Vov-Beis-Alef-Shin-Kof-Yud-Nun) = 5669!

Janet Reno?
May 22, 2010 6:43 pm

Former AG Janet Reno is a bigger criminal than anyone who ever went through the US justice system. I wouldn’t quote her on who is innocent and who is guilty, and her view of what is justified punishment is more perverted than the Saudis.

to num 2
May 21, 2010 12:39 pm

He was already ‘punished’ more than anyone in history for similar acts. He is no longer liable. Why are you asking that he be given a punishment?

hes not saying to punish him he is saying that if you punish him it should not be to harsh

Dina dimalchusa dina?!
May 21, 2010 12:18 pm

Did you ever bother to open up a Rambam and see what he says? I’ll save you the trouble – he says that a GENTILE woman CANNOT serve in even a gentile court, and that if somehow she did get into a court – her ruling is NOT a ruling!
Fact: According to the Rambam-a codifier of Jewish Law, a GENTILE, especially a woman cannot pass justice on a Jew. period.

al tiftak peh l'.......
May 21, 2010 9:29 am
please
May 21, 2010 7:48 am

just daven

He already served his time
May 21, 2010 5:06 am

He was already ‘punished’ more than anyone in history for similar acts. He is no longer liable. Why are you asking that he be given a punishment?

home
May 21, 2010 4:11 am

he should go home

Punishment!?
May 21, 2010 4:06 am

WHY!??!?! does he “deserve” any punishment?!
whose side are you on?
he admitted he made mistakes – so he should be punished for them?
on Yom Kippur you ask Hashem to forgive you for YOUR mistakes, maybe according to you – YOU should also be “punished” for YOUR mistakes?

Yes look at Pollard.
May 21, 2010 3:48 am

What an absurd retarded life sentence for one who helped the U.S. in its fight against terrorism in its early stages. Shame Shame Shame, why is the government constantly licking up to powerheads like Weinberger Yevach Shmow.

A Fellow Jew
May 21, 2010 2:03 am

Short and to the point. Extremely well written and Please
G-d, the sentence will be commensurate with the crime and not public opinion as Rabbi Jacobson has so well expressed.

amen
May 21, 2010 12:15 am
NO Punishment
May 21, 2010 12:12 am

He suffered enough for our Sins
A person is Bszelem Elokim , yourTALK can create !
talk positive , you create positive
Say” NO punishment” , and there will be “no punishment ”

He desurves to go home already
he and his family is suffering , more Achdus will bring him Home

why the surprise?
May 20, 2010 9:10 pm

I am not surprised–look at what they did to Pollard. Esav sonei lyaakov. May he have a yeshu’o!

Link
May 20, 2010 7:45 pm

http://tinyurl.com/2dodajn

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