Shalom Mordechai Visiting Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum Of Satmar



  1. I don’t have Twitter, but I guess I’ll be like Trump… and will be very unpopular…

    Am I the only Frum Yid in the world who thinks this Rubashkin release parade is completely blown out of proportion?

    I just don’t get the incredible world-wide celebrity of this whole freeing of Rubashkin. I fully understand that there’s a Mitzvah of Pidyan Shvuyan, and I fully agree that the sentence he received was unduly harsh… but…
    He did commit a crime, along with others, and “if you commit a crime you do the time” – as the saying goes.
    For every single Rebbe and Rosh Yeshiva – Chabad, Agudah, Lakewood, Satmar – to hail this fellow as the next Moshiach, when he committed a crime, and – in reality – brought this whole thing upon himself and on us… I just don’t get it.

    Nebach, but there are dozens of Frum Yidden just like this fellow currently sitting in jails and no one says a word about them. Why are they all forgotten and Rubashkin is Moshiach?

    Don’t shoot me… just voicing an opinion – maybe very unpopular… and if you can explain it to me, help me change my mind…

  2. The company’s net worth was 70 million dollars, but the prosecutors illegally made a rule that no Rubashkin family member should have anything to do with the company after it is sold. Most buyers were afraid to buy at this conditions, which the govt threatened severe repercussions if not kept, so it was sold for 8 million. Therefore it was the govt who made the bank lose money, not Rubaskin. And if I remember correctly, he did not fabricate collateral, he overstated it (could have been an honest mistake?), and the bank was more than happy to continue doing business with him – he paid on time and the bank was making good money off of him.
    There were sworn affidavits concerning the govt no-Rubashkin rule, and then the govt and the judge conspired to cover up this information.

  3. Bring it on, Matzav. These stories about Rubashkin boosts our emunah and bitachon and advances achdus and chessed in klal Yisrael.

    Commentators 1 & 2 and those who agree with them either belong to Open Orthodox or just like reports fabricated by Fake News and don’t feel part of the achdus in klal Yisrael.

  4. Here is a quote from article concerning the illegal immigarnts,
    No one knows the Catch-22 in this absurd situation better than Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, who, as manager of the former Agriprocessors, not only had a system put into place to screen out illegals, but hired specialists in I-9 forms who could detect forged or fake documents.
    Mindful of anti-discrimination laws, he also hired a facial expert who could discern the true ages of Hispanic workers whom his human resources managers suspected were underage, but from whom they were not permitted to demand additional documentation.
    Despite these expensive measures and precautions, the federal government prosecuted Sholom Mordechai with unprecedented ferocity, after raiding the meat-packing plant and finding hundreds of workers with invalid or fake papers.
    His financial trial was filled with ridiculous allegations that he had financed the purchase of false papers and that he had gathered up I-9 forms and hidden them ICE investigators when the company was raided.
    The fact that high-priced specialists from a leading immigration firm were in the office carefully screening out false I-9s on the very day of the raid powerfully refuted the prosecutor’s claims. But in one of the most prejudicial and harmful moves by the trial judge, Sholom Mordechai was prevented from defending himself by citing the presence of the specialists.
    Judge Linda Reade, siding with the prosecutors who objected to the evidence, barred it from the jury.

  5. There’s too much achdus in Klal Yisroel, upon his release. The Satan ‘had’ to get involved. Thus the first two comments above.

    I feel sorry for you.

  6. SK, don’t feel sorry… I’m just as thrilled as everyone that his family has him back.
    I’m just as happy that he is free after being unduly sentenced. I Davened for Reb Shalom Mordechai to be released just as everyone else did, and I sent emails to our previous president and our current president to commute this unjust sentence. (Did you?) (Or did you Anonymous who thinks I’m from Amaleik?) If you didn’t send a letter or email, then shame on you.

    My heart broke for his family who spent 8 long years without their husband/father.

    I only question the ongoing Rubashkin-is-free tour of every Mossad, Rebbe, Yeshiva… it just seems to have been blown way out of proportion.

    Rejoice, yes. Be thrilled, yes. Make a L’Chaim that his family has it’s husband/father back, yes. Thank HKBH, for sure. Have increased Kavonoh during Modim, “V’Al Nisecha Shebachol Yom Imanu…”, yes.

    25 or more Mosdos and meetings with every Rosh Yeshiva and Rebbe in one week, plastered on every website with dozens of photos and videos… it just feels overdone, blown way out of proportion.

  7. Fact is there was never such a unity among Jews as far back as I can remember. I recall the harsh fights among all the groups and to see them dancing together has made a major impression in today’s youngsters. It’s incredible. True achdus.

  8. There are too many youngsters with not enough inspiration. The Rubashkin episode has evoked the most unity among all frum yidden in hundreds of years. The dancing and true joy among every shade of frum yidden was awesome. It was a tiny taste of what will happen when missiach arrives. Chassidim will be dancing with misnagdim. Can’t wait.

  9. @Mrs. Himmelstein
    The cause for the over-exaggerated celebrations is the over-exaggerated sentence and the collective anguish experienced by the majority of frum yidden the past 8 years. We’ve suffered a long ordeal, now let us rejoice a bit more than usual.


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