Monday, September 16, 2019

A Super Human Mother!

The rallying cry of the attorneys helping Rabbi Mordechai Yitzchok Samet should have been sufficient to grant him an early release. However, he remains in confinement, separated from his dear family. Time after time again, the lawyers and family members of Rabbi Samet have had their hopes dashed; but one final push has given them a renewed sense of optimism. Rabbi Mordechai Yitzchok constantly reminds those close to him, it is never time to give up, and with Hashem’s help there is always a chance for salvation.

Those who are not familiar with Rabbi Mordechai Yitzchok Samet and his life story, are always shocked by the incredible suffering he and his family have suffered through. Starting from: the unreasonably harsh sentence of 27 years, to the refusal to transfer him to Israel, to the unwillingness to ease any of his burden by transferring him to a milder prison. However, he and his family have accepted it all with grace and humility. Now his youngest child is getting married, and Rabbi Mordechai Yitzchok is begging to be released in order that he can finally dance at his child’s wedding as a free man.

Years of struggle with both the American court system and the Israeli diplomatic courts, has so far not yielded any positive results. The State of Israel is refusing to request extradition, and the American immigration courts are refusing to grant him any leniency. Even though the new prison reform bill should have provided significant relief or even a chance at early release, the courts have placed another stumbling block before his lawyers by placing him an ICE Detainer to deport him to Israel.

One Final Push!


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