By COLlive reporter
Jewish people around the world had one more reason to rejoice on the final day of Chanukah – thanks to President Donald Trump.
Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, a Lubavitcher chossid who headed the country’s largest meat processing company.
The move to commute his harsh sentence from 27 years was encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Yevette Clarke to Republicans such as Orrin Hatch.
The news was received with gleeful joy by Jews around the country. The servers of community news service COLlive.com briefly crashed after breaking the news.
The Jewish public erupted in dance, among them Rubashkin’s farther, Avrohom Aaron Rubashkin who is in his 90s. He was seen dancing with friends and relatives in New York.
One person told of a bottle of vodka that was kept closed at the Chabad Yeshiva in Toronto in anticipation of Rubashkin’s eventual release. On Wednesday, they opened it to say l’chaim before dancing.
Rubashkin father dances for son’s release
Rubashkin’s father dancing in Boro Park
Businessman Mendel Duchman received the news about the release of his cousin Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin right before he boarded a flight. He couldn’t contain his excitement.
Dancing in the streets in Crown Heights
Musician Dudi Knopfler took to the guitar in a warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to thank President Donald Trump for commuting Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin
Dancing at 770 Eastern Parkway
Watch live dancing at 770 Eastern Parkway
Stoliner Shul in Boro Park dance for Rubashkin
Dancing in Postville for Rubashkin
Oholei Torah dances for Rubashkin
London Yeshiva Dances for Rubashkin
Montreal community dances for Rubashkin