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Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin

Dancing With Injustice on My Mind

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.26.2011 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I plan to dance up a storm at my daughter's wedding but will do so remembering the lives of those who have been tossed by a tempest of injustice and who languish forgotten by a community too ashamed of their errors to clamor for simple justice.

When a Judge Stumbles, Do "Appearances" Matter?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Whether Sholom Rubashkin is guilty and deserves an astonishingly harsh sentence are pertinent issues that will be argued on his appeal. But just as pertinent -- maybe more so -- is the conduct of the judges, trial and appellate.

The Never-Ending Onslaught Against Sholom Rubashkin

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Following recent Catholic abuse reports, I pleaded to the public to let the facts emerge before disparaging the whole Church. It's a shame that this same courtesy has not been extended to Sholom Rubashkin.

Why is Rubashkin Being Treated Like a Fiend?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sholom Mordechai was essentially a glorified shochet and butcher, the country's largest producer of kosher meat. His beard and black hat were enough to unnerve many Jews.