Global Taanis Sha’os Effort Tomorrow for Reb Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin


rubashkin3Tomorrow, Yidden across the world will be accepting upon themselves a taanis sha’os – a voluntary fast – as a zechus for Reb  Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin, who remains in jail following the decision this past week by U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade to deny him bail.

The global taanis sha’os effort will unify Yidden in all communities who will be accepting upon themselves not to eat for a period of time – be it an hour, two hours or longer – for the zechus of Reb Shalom Mordechai ben Rivkah.

Tomorrow, 9 Kislev, is the birthday and yahrtzeit of Rav Dov Ber of Lubavitch, son of the Baal Hatanya.

As we’ve reported, Judge Reade  has ignored the more than 1,300 letters and e-mails of support for Reb Shalom Mordechai that she received, the 43 homes worth more than $7 million offered as collateral from supporters, and letters from six rabbonim who offered their Sifrei Torah in exchange for Reb Shalom Mordechai’s release. Reade feels that Reb Shalom Mordechai is a flight risk, and askanim are working on his behalf. 

Reb Shalom Mordechai has surrendered his driver’s license, birth certificate and passport. His wife and children also do not possess their birth certificates.

A Sioux Falls, S.D. jury convicted Reb Shalom Mordechai two weeks ago on 86 counts of fraud. He faces a maximum of 1,255 years in prison.

All readers are invited to send letters, articles, sichos, or anything of interest to Reb Shalom Mordechai , who sits in prison, the victim of a governmental witchhunt ignited by the likes of PETA, the unions, Heksher Tzedek activists and others.

Letters and other correspondence for Reb Shalom Mordechai may be sent to:

Linn County Correctional Center

Inmate Shalom Rubashkin

P.O. Box 608

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0608

Make sure to write a return address or the mail will not be delivered to him.

Please continue to daven for Reb Shalom Mordechai ben Rivkah.

The need for financial support is still very strong. Anyone who can help out and can lend support should take a moment to send a donation to the Pidyon Shvuyim Fund. The help of Yidden across the globe is severely needed.

You can easily donate by clicking on one of the following links:

Alternatively, you can mail contributions to:

Pidyon Shvuyim Fund

53 Olympia Lane

Monsey NY 10952

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  1. To #1: I am also fasting. It said in the article you can fast for any period of time. Be it one or two hours. Bli Neder, I will be fasting from morning till 12 noon.

    We must continue to daven for him.

  2. Why was #3’s comment so unnecessary? There are those who advice against fasting anything other than the mandated fasts altogether on purely halachic grounds. Without guidance we should be mekable a fast upon ourselves?

  3. I can not stand seeing in articles over and over again that SMR was convicted of 86 counts when there should have been only maybe five charges. How was it blown so out of proportion to 86 counts? This is a totol witchunt fuled by hatred.