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From the COLlive Inbox: "The ordeal Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin was put through is a black mark on the justice system of the United States... He did not eat at all from Thursday lunch until Motzoei Shabbos." Full Story

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No. 40 is so right
November 21, 2009 9:15 pm

No. 40 is so right.

sandra
November 20, 2009 4:07 am

It sounds like a Jonathan Pollard type of a story!

iSNT IT A LAW
November 19, 2009 2:50 pm

ISNT IT A LAW THEY HAVE TO RESPECT RELIGIOUS BELIEIFS?

suggestions
November 17, 2009 3:28 pm

1.-hire a private investigator to dig deep into the private goings-on of the judge and the prosocution lawyers, etc. I am sure that you can find dirt which can used to disqualify them ,and force a mis-trial on appeal. 2.-find a connection between peta-union-organized crime (ie-mafia) – this will impact the case signifcantly. 3.-Someone should secretly take videos of what is going on inside PETA and the lawyers homes and private offices – if you search, you will find enough shmutz to overturn the guilty verdict. Once they are exposed for what they really are, they can’t be in a… Read more »

Maybe it is not anti-semitism
November 17, 2009 8:49 am

Maybe Mr. Rubahskin did actually violate US Federal laws. That does not excuse his being denied his federally assured rights. However those rights as they relate to Orthodox Jews may not be quite so well known in the heartland of Iowa as they are in upstate New York. I am sure that while he is serving his lengthy prison term Mr. Rubashklin will get kosher food but to expect a three course meal to have been available in Sioux Falls is expecting too much. He could have eaten fruit for 24 hours instead of refusing all food.

disgusting!
November 16, 2009 7:57 pm

anti-semites!

Rochel
November 16, 2009 4:08 pm

Yet they take the murderer who was responsible for 9/11 and THEY MAKE SURE HIS RIGHTS ARE NOT VIOLATED while he will be in court in NEW YORK. It is a hillul HaShem that the Rabbi is treated in such a shameful way. This government should hang its head in shame.

Amendments
November 16, 2009 2:50 pm

the jail ppl could not have passed the constitution test if they somhow dont remember the FIRST BILL OF RIGHT! RIGHTS TO RELIGION, SPEECH, PRESS PETITION & ASSEMBLY!

and
November 16, 2009 2:49 pm

its all in hashems hand ,daven

Amendments
November 16, 2009 2:41 pm

the jail ppl could not have passed the constitution test if they somhow dont remember the FIRST BILL OF RIGHT! RIGHTS TO RELIGION, SPEECH, PRESS PETITION & ASSEMBLY!

wow
November 16, 2009 12:30 pm

very sad

hello?
November 16, 2009 10:33 am

i doubt a letter to this anti semetic women will do anything. shes insane

STOP TALKING AND START DOING!
November 16, 2009 10:28 am

Everyone’s commenting how everyone should do this and eveyone should do that. call this person, call that person. Two things to me are clear: 1. This whole case is so blatantly anti-semitic and unjustly that I don’t believe any logical undertakings can have any effect. 2. As a result, let each of us individually try to do one more thing to help the situation. As Jews are connected everywhere and every action we do affects every Jew and the entire world, let everyone think of one more thing they can do to help our fellow Jew. It can be something… Read more »

Action agree with #20 and #31
November 16, 2009 7:58 am

Action is fundamental

boruch hoffinger BS"D
November 16, 2009 5:11 am

Fire all those responsible for breaking American law.
Sue the government.
Maybe Mr. Rubashkin can make a deal now with the government: no law suit, no embarrassment, reduced jail time for him?
[email protected]

Think
November 16, 2009 4:25 am

I hate to say this, but I don’t think that contacting the NY Senators will go very far, they have nothing to do with this. You would be better off focusing your efforts on the states that are involved i.e. Iowa and SD.

NEW YORK SENATORS CONTACT INFO:
November 16, 2009 3:50 am

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. – (D – NY) Class I
478 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4451
Web Form: gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/

Schumer, Charles E. – (D – NY) Class III
313 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6542
Web Form: schumer.senate.gov/new_website/contact.cfm

IOWA SENATORS CONTACT INFO:
November 16, 2009 3:49 am

Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA) Class III
135 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3744
Web Form: grassley.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Harkin, Tom – (D – IA) Class II
731 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3254
Web Form: harkin.senate.gov/c/index.cfm

Reuven
November 16, 2009 2:41 am

Are we a part of the American System||? WRITE CALL CONTACT SENATOR SCHUMER SENATOR GILIBRAND CONGRESSWOMAN YVETTE CLARK THE ENTIRE NEW YORK MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IF YOU DO NOT THEN YOU APPROVE!

Neil Lipman
November 15, 2009 11:15 pm

As a Jew inAustralia.I am distusted with the treatment of this man.America,my respect for your land of rights and freedoms have been badly affected.I pray that good common sense will prevail and that true justice will be done

GO TO COURT!!!!!
November 15, 2009 6:23 pm

Anyone who can go to the sentencing on Wed. should do so. There should be buses of Jews in ALL the surrounding areas there!!!!

TRIED TO DONATE
November 15, 2009 6:22 pm

I TRIED TO DONATE $100 AND IT DID NOT WORK. PLEASE PUT A PAYPAL OPTION.

Daven, Tehillim, Tzedaka, and CALL, CALL, CALL
November 15, 2009 5:37 pm

Perhaps we can all call the South Dakota authorities and let them know we feel the treatment Sholom received in their state prison was absolutely unjust and not acceptable! We cannot allow these horrific incidents to go by in silence. Please Contact the following: Governor Rounds: 605.773.3212. Attorney General Marty Jackley @ (605) 773-3215. Representative Marc Feinstein @ 605-335-6266. South Dakota Department of Corrections: (605) 773-3478.South Dakota State Penitentiary: (605) 367-5051. Please pass along to friends. Let’s hear good news very soon iy”H.

Daven, tehillim, tzedakah and CALL, CALL, CALL
November 15, 2009 5:32 pm

Perhaps we can all call the South Dakota authorities and let them know we feel the treatment Sholom received in their state prison was absolutely unjust and not acceptable! We cannot allow these horrific incidents to go by in silence. Please Contact the following: SD Governor Rounds: 605.773.3212./ Attorney General Marty Jackley @ (605) 773-3215./ Representative Marc Feinstein @ 605-335-6266. / South Dakota Department of Corrections: (605) 773-3478./ South Dakota State Penitentiary: (605) 367-5051. Please pass along to friends. Let’s hear Good News very soon iy”H!

Open a Chabad House
November 15, 2009 5:15 pm

How to fight them:The next Chabad House opened should be in South Dakota.

Tehillim
November 15, 2009 4:59 pm

Tzvios Hashem should organize a childrens rally in 770 on Tuesday. Between all the schools and Yeshivos a rotating minyan should say tehillim for the next 48 hours in 770 and the ohel.

First AMENDMENT
November 15, 2009 4:42 pm

This horrendous incident is a tremendous violation of Sholom Mordechai’s civil and constitutional rights. We need to hear from the ACLU, from Nathan Lewin, from Alan Dershowitz. The time is now!!! A man’s life is at stake. We should not sit idly by while our brother is treated like an animal. What happened to him is totally illegal and underscores that this whole case is based on malicious persecution, not justice. We need to act, to write, to donate to his defense fun, to march, to write our congress people and senators and do everything in our power to get… Read more »

text
November 15, 2009 4:28 pm

can someone please specify what we should write to the judge so that i and many others will be able to send a letter

Ad Mosai?!?!
November 15, 2009 4:13 pm

Is what I’m reading true?! He is truly a hero. This story proves his Yiras Shamayim. Regardless if there were mistakes or not and if anything he was convicted of has validity or not, I’m certain that he tried to do what’s right…They are exaggerating this case by leaps and bounds and treating him with such brutal antisemitism. I can’t fathom the Mesiras Nefesh he’s having and the pain that he and his family is undergoing….Antisemitism does exist – even in 21st century America. The Torah is true, and in it we learn that “Eisav Soneh es Yaakov.” AD MOSAI….Hashem,… Read more »

Can we write to Reb Sholem Mordechai?
November 15, 2009 4:03 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to write letters of support to Reb Sholem Mordechai? Is there an address available where letters can be sent to his family?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 15, 2009 3:10 pm

the first right of the bill of rights is FREEDOM OF RELIGION!!!!!!! they cannot do this to him!!!!! hashem we need moshiach now…………………….

this is crazy
November 15, 2009 3:01 pm

we should get all the kids together and tell the to daven for him i’ll tell the princible ppl talk but never do we have to talk and do

A Clear-cut Case of Anti-Semitism
November 15, 2009 2:55 pm

Why did they allow the 9/11 terrorists religious rights in Guantanamo Bay and not Sholem Mordechai Rubashkin?

i will participate in a strike
November 15, 2009 2:37 pm

if there is a strike in crown heights i will join and i am sure so many others will tooo!!!!!!!
i will also write a letter to the honorable judge reade
and most of all i will keep davening and keep up my hachlate , and my students will say tehillim for r’ sm rubashkin ,
may all files holding the case vanish computer files get destroyed and , or any other miracle ,, hashem your the boss !

"Not so honorable" Linda Reade
November 15, 2009 2:36 pm

Look at this link.
http://www.courthouseforum.com/upload/phpjo0nIX.judge%20reade%20misconduct.pdf

It turns out that this Judge Linda Reade seems so like she is not so honorable. It sounds like she was behind the whole raid and prosecution. May Hashem do “Kasher Zomam” to her and the others behind this evil what they want to do to Sholom Mordechai Ben rivkah. All answer Amein.

unbelievable!!!!!!
November 15, 2009 2:02 pm

i think they forgot they are in America!!!!!!!!!!

woah!
November 15, 2009 1:45 pm

this is crazy! its time to get over ourselves and do anything we can to get him out… what better time than the shluchim convention when thousands of lubavitchers are here to make demonstrations cmon ppl!

Agree with #31
November 15, 2009 1:40 pm

We should all make noise and make our voices heard louder than before… Why doesn’t anyone write a letter to President Obama and see what he’s going to do about this, he is the President of the United States, no one has more power than he does right now so why don’t people make a demonstration infront of the White House??? i’m sure that would get them moving…

jail is wrong
November 15, 2009 1:09 pm

he is allowed to wear tzizit
plz everyone pidyun shvuin

what a tzaddik!!!
November 15, 2009 1:06 pm

SMR is still so strong after all this unfairness!! there are few ppl who wouldnt eat for so long and not move without tzitzis Hashem! help him get out we need a miracle!

Source?
November 15, 2009 1:04 pm

I’m not suggesting that this letter is forged, but am I the only one who wonders who wrote it and where he/she got the information? This is very detailed and it’s the kind of thing that someone would only know from speaking directly to Sholom Mordechai, is that the case? For all those who are suggesting sending letters to politicians, I think it’s a good idea, but you’re going to need some backing for your information if you want it to be taken seriously.

Demonstrastion
November 15, 2009 12:22 pm

all the people in Crown Heights should make a huge Demonstration in the streets just like by the Hachnosas Sefer Torah.

WHERE IS ALEPH!!!!!!??????
November 15, 2009 12:16 pm
Action
November 15, 2009 12:14 pm

Just writing is not enough where is the chassidim which lobby in washington, why can’t they lobby for rubashkin, what happened to all the well connected chassimdim under the umbrealla of Lubavitch and where are the jews which are not lubavitchers from borobark, flatbush , williamsburgh, monsey , far rockaway, fivetowns don’t you all see whats happening here, read the comments on the demoines register they are ALL A BUNCH OF ANTISEMITIC ——-, THEIR IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RUSSIA OR GERMANY, YID N ARE YOU ALL BLIND???? STAND UP FOR YOUR FELLOW JEW, THIS IS AN INJUSTICE UNHEARD OF IN… Read more »

Boycott illegal workers
November 15, 2009 12:13 pm

Yiden stop giving illegal workers (mexicons) jobs let the government take care of them.

This is Communist Russia
November 15, 2009 12:12 pm

We don’t ever trust the goyim, even if it is America and the twenty first century. Goyim are anti-Semitic, galus is galus and that’s it till the coming of Moshiach.
Hashem yerachem!

To #20
November 15, 2009 11:49 am

Please write the letter or find someone to do it and call a meeting where everyone can sign it. ( maariv time in 770 tonight?)
May only mazal shine down!!
Hashem watch over Your children

wow
November 15, 2009 11:47 am

im sooooo impressed if i was him i would just give in!

show your disaproval
November 15, 2009 11:47 am

people must get together (those who are not so busy)and stand in front of the capital in iowa or whichever is the right place to go and don’t leave until his rights are restored and have bitachon

Alef Institute
November 15, 2009 11:16 am

Where is the alef institute in all this? I thought this was their area of influence. Where is SB Lipskar, I see they made a no Jew will be left behind Torah…what about SM Rubashkin?

help
November 15, 2009 10:43 am

should we approach our senetors or congressmen etc. any ideas how?
Can’t any “BIG” shluchim do anything?!

speechless!!!!!!!!!
November 15, 2009 10:37 am

I would like to suggest that all the Shluchim at the kinus should Daven for SMR now, give Tzedokah and make a special hachlota

to #20
November 15, 2009 10:29 am

can someone arrange for that?

Such Mesiras nefesh
November 15, 2009 10:21 am

These are the stories from the Frierdiker Rebbe’s diary… I hope he has his Chag Hageula Now!! Then we’ll set up this day as a Chassidishe Yoma Depagra for all Chassidim. for this Chossid’s mesiras Nefesh in America!! may it happen right NOW!!!!
and i take on to try to learn Tanya.. not only say it!

Call to action:
November 15, 2009 9:59 am

A letter should be written and signed by all Lubavitcher’s and Jews complying about this blatant disregard of SM Rubashkin’s human rights. It should then be sent to our local and interstate representatives, news outlets and the Govenor of the state of Iowa
This could happen to your father brother uncle. Dont wait till its to late.

wakey wakey
November 15, 2009 9:51 am

a prison is a prison
they say legal criminals run them
(also goes for policement – at least a proportion of them)
who else would want to work there?

not normal!!!
November 15, 2009 9:47 am

this sounds like the frierdiker rebbe’sstory!!!!!!!!!

This is heartbreaking
November 15, 2009 9:42 am

This is so sad. Beezras hashem, everything will work out

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP??
November 15, 2009 9:32 am

Please send in a neatly written fax to the honourable judge Reade. Requesting bail that Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin is not a flight risk and therefore should be let out on bail.
fax to: 336-458-2338 or email to [email protected]
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DO THIS AND ASK ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME THUS FULFILLING THE GREATEST MIZVAH OF PIDYAN SHVUYIM.
May Sholom Mordechai merit the ultimate geulah shleima bchodesh hageulah mamash NOW!!!!

russia
November 15, 2009 9:29 am

sounds like what they did to the freidiker rebbe

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP??
November 15, 2009 9:22 am
to crazy
November 15, 2009 9:22 am

it’s more and more like czarist russia for the yidden! Wake up everyone!

able and ready
November 15, 2009 9:13 am

let march together, this is injustice, unless we make noise, nothing will be done. i would like to know if other companies or other mangers were punished in this magnitude.

Disaster!!!!
November 15, 2009 9:13 am

What do they want from him?!? The US Justice system is so outta wack!!

bill of right
November 15, 2009 9:13 am
?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
November 15, 2009 9:11 am

WTF!

Unbelievable
November 15, 2009 9:10 am

Yiddin, shray chay vkayom!!

We cannot sit by while our brother is treated like a dog!

This is disgusting!!!!!
November 15, 2009 9:06 am

Where is the justice system that America claims to have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

unbaliveable!
November 15, 2009 9:03 am

i can not belive this!
AMERICA IS A FREE COUNTRY!
WE HAVE RELIGIOUS RIGHTS!

What can we do?
November 15, 2009 8:49 am

Can we have some direction as to how regular people can get involved and help get this man out of jail. This is simply intolerable. We would not think that this could happen in the US!!

not mormal!
November 15, 2009 8:47 am

we can’t let this happen
we need tp do something

WHAT???
November 15, 2009 8:40 am

I so don’t understand this??? Rebbe, are you watching this?? I”m in tears… how could such a thing happen to a special neshama and look… right before our eyes when there’s no control over it.

Unbelievable
November 15, 2009 8:36 am

Yiddin, shray chay vkayom!!

We cannot sit by while our brother is treated like a dog!

CRAZY!!
November 15, 2009 8:26 am

are we in the usa or russia???? this is crazy!

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