Sunday, December 30, 2018

Rubashkin Event Highlights - Thank You Mr. President

Thousands of Jews gathered Sunday evening, December 9 2018 the last night of Chanukah, to celebrate the anniversary of the miraculous release from prison of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.

The occasion marked the one-year anniversary of the former kosher meat executive's sentence being commuted by U.S. President Donald Trump from a harsh 28-year sentence.

News of Rubashkin being commuted by President Trump last year has been called a modern-day Chanukah miracle after repeated appeals had been turned down.

The event, marking the simcha felt by all of Klal Yisroel, took place at The Ulam Hagadol on New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn, with a simultaneous event for women at Gan Yisroel on Church Avenue. Thousands more joined from around the world via live feed The event was coordinated by Yochi Fleishman.

A moving video recounted the worldwide effort to help Rubashkin and the joyous and unified joy at his miraculous release.

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