living in Israel doesnt mean that you will have your own share of profits. so better open your eyes on your brethren inside and outside of
"progressive american community" supports...with the Lubavitchsky Hasids??? Th story of Holocaust is the story of theif and butcher Rubashkin???
sounds like a perverted logic\moral these people have...
Rabbi Eliezer Yarmush, director of social services at the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, is sitting on a card table outside the courtroom.
Despite the nearly daily news reports about Agriprocessors and the crumbling Rubashkin empire, Yarmush says that he hasn't followed the news and
isn't interested in controversy: "Absolutely nothing unethical happened at that factory," Yarmush declares with certitude, adding that he's not
concerned that Moshe Rubashkin's sentencing will harm his standing with the publicly funded nonprofit. Also standing by Moshe Rubashkin is Crown
Heights Democratic Congressman Eric Adams, who took a day off from work to testify as a character witness at the Philadelphia sentencing.
But another man, who didn't want to give his name for fear that his words might upset the Rubashkins, admits that the constant bad news is having an
effect on the Lubavitchers: "We are going through a terrible, terrible time," he says.
Inside, Rochelle Ginsburg, 22, has squeezed onto a bench that the Crown Heights visitors have designated the women's section. "It's about time that
we stood up and did something for this family that has done so much for us," she whispers. "You know how Jews are. Like the Holocaust, people just
think: 'Oh, it will pass.' "
She fiddles with her pink handheld, opening it to a Facebook page titled "Stand up for the Rubashkins."
Beside her, women clutch prayer books, vigorously mouthing Hebrew phrases. One woman, a widow with six children who says that Moshe Rubashkin had paid
for her visit to Israel, asks whether the judge seems confused. She hopes so, she says, because that's what she prayed for.
[edit on 2-2-2009 by Russi]