Rubashkin Family to Move to NY Following Sentencing


rubashkin3[Defense donate link below.] The wife of Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin says she will leave Postville to be closer her husband, after he is formally sentenced tomorrow. Leah Rubashkin said she and other family members will relocate to the New York area, assuming that her husband is sent to one of the two federal prisons his lawyers have requested to meet his religious needs.Sholom Mordechai will receive a 27-year prison term in federal court tomorrow.

“Obviously, we are all very disappointed by today’s ruling,” Leah Rubashkin said in a conference call with reporters. “We feel that is excessive. We feel that is a life sentence to Sholom, myself, and our 10 children. We feel he’s been targeted.”

Defense lawyers said they will ask that Sholom Mordechai go to the Otisville Federal Correctional Facility in New York state, or the federal prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Both are minimum-security prisons that can accommodate Sholom Mordechai’s needs as a frum Jew, defense lawyers said.

An aggressive appeals effort is underway.

Please continue davening for our brother, Reb Sholom Mordechai ben Rivka.

Significant funds must still be raised for the legal defense costs and the upcoming appeal. Anyone who can help out and 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.

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  1. May the Aibeshtor bless Rav Pinchas Lipshutz with all Brochos. He has been an example throughout this sad time in our history of an ish Emes and one who personfies Achdus. Thank you for standing with Reb Sholom Mordechai even as The Goyim turn against him. We as Klal Yisroel have gone through difficult times before and IY”H in the zechus of the wonderfull achdus of so many communities Lakewood,Monsey,Kiryas Yoel,Crown Heights, Boro Park, Flatbush and many others coming together may we all go to Yerushlayim Ir HaKodesh together with Moshiach Bemhairah Beyamanu.

  2. As Reb Getzel said tonight, the words of bilam were different than planned, the words of the rashanta will iy”h be different as well. Please Hashem have mercy on this wonderful family and understand that this includes all of Klal Yisrael

  3. May all Klal Yisrael be bensched for your achdus. Another achdus….please learn more about how to do ahavas yisroel in the best and most effective way, this can help everything.