The Skverer Rebbe, Rav Duvid Twersky, has donated towards the rather substantial legal bills of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin as his attorneys appeal an unusually severe sentence of 27 years in prison.
The undisclosed donation was paid following an extensive fundraising drive to assist the former manager of the Agriprocessors meat plant in Postville, Iowa, found guilty on financial fraud charges.
Rubashkin’s 80 year-old father Avraham Aaron Rubashkin of Boro Park and son have traveled last week to the New Square village in New York to meet with the Skverer Rebbe.
They were warmly greeted at his home and were joined by Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz, publisher and editor of Yated Neeman newspaper (and leading fundraising efforts) and Rabbi Zvi Boyarsky of the Aleph Institute.
The meeting was held 12:45 AM following a rally in support of Rubashkin in main Beis Midrash of the village.
“He took great pride in the contributions of his Chasidim to the effort,” Rabbi Lipschutz told COLlive.com.
“Although by the time the rally was over it was very late, the Rebbe spent much time with us offering wise counsel, brachos, and support,” he added.