In z’chus of Sholom Mordechai Halevi ben Rivka on September 7, 2009 - A special request to everyone around the world to gather together in your communities for special תפילות in the זכות of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin as the time of the trial approaches we need Rachmei Shamayim! The trial is scheduled for September 15, 2009. We need the prayers of Jewish children to save the day!
1. On the eve of אלול י״ג , Tuesday, September 1, 2009 – Men, women & children are asked to join in to be מתפלל at Ohel Chabad Lubavitch. Mincha, Tehillim and Maariv will be recited together at the Ohel at 7:00 PM. Please try to attend!
- Monday, September 14, 2009 –A children’s rally will be held at Ohel Chabad Lubavitch at 6:00 PM (Busses will leave in from of 770 at 5:00 PM.)
Your financial support is also very important, please send donations to the Pidyon Shivuyim/Legal Fund at 824 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213 or click onto this link Donate PSF to make a direct payment into the Pidyon Shivuyim Fund account.
The Pidyon Shevuyim Fund link goes to the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education's Pidyon Shevuyim Fund.
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Note there is no way to earmark funds for a specific case of pidyon shevuyim, meaning all funds go to Rubashkin.
Here are screenshots of the next two pages in the donation process, taken a few minutes ago:
As you can see, there is no way to earmark funds, meaning all funds go to Rubashkin.
This also means Chabad's NCFJE Pidyon Shevuyim Fund is maintained specifically for Rubashkin.
The NCFJE is an official Chabad organization. It's founder was one of 2 or 3 men who could see the Rebbe unannounced and without an appointment whenever he wanted, and its office is located a half block from Chabad World Headquarters in Brooklyn:
Rabbi Shea Hecht, one of the heads of this fund, told reporters last year Chabad followers and all Jews are forbidden to moser, inform, on Jews – even on Jews who committed violent crimes. Hecht used this reasoning to explain why Chabad followers would not turn over to police the Chabad men who beat a black youth in Crown Heights. The youth is the son of a cop, and the case nearly sparked riots.
Rabbi Hecht summed up his thoughts on the matter this way:
"In essence, I am not allowed to snitch, period."
What better way to ensure silence than a nearly bottomless legal defense and personal support fund?