Tonight: Massive Historic Rubashkin Asifa in Lakewood


rubashkin1This Monday night, Rosh Chodesh Av/July 12, a massive community-wide rally for men will be held at Lake Terrace Hall in Lakewood on behalf of Reb Sholom Mordechai ben Rivkah Rubashkin. The special guest speaker at the event will be the Honorable Bob Barr, a former congressman and presidential candidate.

The greater Jewish community is still appalled by the excessive 27-year sentence handed down by Judge Linda Reade, and as the Rubashkin defense team continues to devote its efforts toward the appeal of the sentence, the Lakewood community will gather en masse to say Tehillim, hear divrei hisorerus, and receive an update on the case.

The event is being held with the endorsement and participation of the roshei yeshiva and rabbonim of the city, and will highlight the shocking saga in which a fellow Yid has been continually targeted. Tens of thousands around the country have already come out in support of Sholom Mordechai, and now Lakewood will hold its own second achdus event, which will feature noted speakers who will describe the pressing need for unified support.

The chairman of the event will be R’ Menashe Frankel. Divrei hisorerus will be delivered by Rav Ephraim Wachsman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Me’or Yitzchok of Monsey. Divrei bracha will be delivered by Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha. The gathering will also be addressed by Rav Pinchos Lipschutz, publisher of Yated Ne’eman, and R” Getzel Rubashkin, a son of Sholom Mordechai.

The guest speaker, Mr. Barr, is a high profile, forceful advocate demanding justice for Sholom Mordechai, having published articles and held press conferences highlighting the disparities evident in the prosecution of Sholom Mordechai and the subsequent sentencing.

Mr. Barr will address the gathering with an in-depth message pertaining to the travesty of justice and the appeal process that Sholom Mordechai is pursuing.

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  1. To – 2. Comment from Dag
    What makes this historic?

    When thousands of Bnei Torah turn out to show support to a family suffering from a travesty of justice, and through that send a strong message to the justice department that this will not be tolerated and that we stand united in our quest for justice, is a truly historic day for Klal Yisroel.
    “Ashrei Ayin Roasoh Zos”!

  2. As I am personally involved with the whole case, I just want to let everyone know that it is extremely important for everyone to attend tonight, there hopefully will be some sort of media coverage, and it could be a very big lift of momentum for the rubashkin family and appeals team, so please do what ever you can to come out and attend tonight’s asifa!

  3. “3. Comment from BubbeLakewood
    Time July 12, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Can someone tell me the name & address of the Rubashkin defense fund? I would like to contribute.”

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