Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6,000 Attend Unprecedented Boro Park Rubashkin Event

Brooklyn, NY - A massive gathering was held in Borough Park last night to show support for Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin who is scheduled to be sentenced today. So many people came to show their support at the Bais Yaakov of Borough Park Hall that video screens were set up in classrooms, the lunchroom and the street to accommodate the overflow.

Approximately four to seven thousand people were in attendance at the event, which lasted from 9 PM until 12:30 AM. The event began with Tehillim from the Belzer Dayan, Rabbi Gross, followed by R' Pinchas Lipshitz, publisher of the Yated.

More than ten thousand more participated via telephone hookup and according to ColLive.com over 14,000 people around the world joined the event via their live video broadcast.

Reb Avraham Schorr spoke for approximately twenty minutes, suggesting that perhaps the reason that the secular courts are treating one of our own so harshly is that we ourselves have given power to the secular courts to decide the course of our lives by choosing to resolve our disputes there instead of taking matters to Beis Din.

Chazan Meir Boruch Cohen sang a touching rendition of Acheinu Kol Beis Yisroel, accompanied by the Shira Choir and was followed by the son in law of the Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Joel, Rov Shimon Zev Meisels, Rov of Yismach Moshe in Kiryas Joel. Prominent attorney Nathan Lewin, who is expected to represent Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin in his appeal, spoke in both Yiddish and English.

The final speaker of the evening was Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin's son, Getzel Rubashkin.

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Chazan Meir Boruch Cohen at Rubashkin Gathering Singing Acheinu.

Chazan Meir Boruch Cohen Saying Tehilim, Posuk by Posuk.

The M.C. of the event relates what one of Reb Sholom Mordechai's sons answered him when he asked him after a similar event in Monsey, why he doesn't show more emotion and more tears when he speaks?

Rabbi Avraham Schorr speaking.

Rabbi Shimon Zev Meisels Rav in Monroe and son in law of the Satamar Rebbe, Reb Ahron.

Shira Choir with a child soloist sing Pinky Weber's Aneini.

Here is the full video of the powerful speeches by attorney Nat Lewin - who has represented Rubashkin in the past and who is leading the crucial appeal- and Getzel Rubashkin, son of Reb Sholom Mordechai. Via ColLive.com

The large crowd outside watching via video hookup.

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