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March 31, 2011

From Prison, Sholom Rubashkin Launches Contest For "All Jewish Children Across The World"

Rubashkin closeup "…Even here in prison, we encounter many nisyonos, or difficulties. There are those who laugh and mock our holy Torah and mitzvos, and we need all our strength and courage not to become influenced by them. Thus, I would like to introduce the 'Rubashkin Purim Contest.' I beg all Jewish children across the world to write down, in about 200 words, how you learned from the story of Purim to be strong against the tide, against those who mock our faith.…"

 

A Few Days Left to the “Rubashkin Purim Contest”
Matzav.com

A letter from Reb Sholom Mordechai Halevi Rubashkin to all Jewish children across the World:

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin,

Otisville, NY

“Sholom U’bracha” to you, Yiddishe Kinderlach across the world:

We are approaching the great and holy day of Purim, the day the evil decree of Haman Harasha was destroyed through the pure prayers and Torah of Jewish children, who gathered to learn with Mordechai Hatzadik.

Let us think for a moment about some of the lessons of the Megillah. Mordechai the Tzaddik understood the importance of being proud of his faith, and behaved as an ehrlicher Yid, a religious Jew, in every circumstance. Although on the outside, it appeared that this caused him harm, he proudly adhered to the laws of the Torah. He did not allow the Jews to go to the party of Achashverosh, although many Jews felt it was the right thing to do. They naively thought that if they would befriend the goyim, it would bring them benefits. In the end, it brought the evil decree upon their heads.

In addition, Mordechai refused to bow to the evil Haman, though he was warned that he would pay a price for his obstinacy. He did not listen to those who told him we must do what everyone does, but remained loyal to the Torah.

And another example: When Esther Hamalka, or Queen Esther prepared to visit the king, she fasted for three days and davened to Hashem. One would have thought she should eat well and drink to her heart’s content, in order to appear beautiful and strong before the king. Yet  instead of trying to find favor with the king, she found favor with the King of all Kings, the Ribono Shel Olam, by fasting and davening for salvation.

In the end, Mordechai Hatzadik and Esther Hamalka were the instruments of salvation for the Jewish nation, and we merited the joyous, holy day of Purim for all time.

In our days,  Jewish children, we encounter numerous difficulties in this long and bitter golus. The Yetzer Hora, or evil inclination, wants us to believe that by courting favor with those who are against the Torah we will achieve our goals.

Even here in prison, we encounter many nisyonos, or difficulties. There are those who laugh and mock our holy Torah and mitzvos, and we need all our strength and courage not to become influenced by them.

Thus, I would like to introduce the “Rubashkin Purim Contest.” I beg all Jewish children across the world to write down, in about 200 words, how you learned from the story of Purim to be strong against the tide, against those who mock our faith.

In this short essay, I want you to explain what you learned from the Purim story, or describe something you accepted upon yourself on Purim, to behave as a proud and courageous Jew. Let us disregard those who mock our beliefs, who make us feel that if we abandon the Torah, it will be good for us, G-d forbid.

I will personally read all your submissions, b’ezras Hashem, and reply to each of you with a letter and a special gift, sent by my family.  The three best entries, judged upon quality and content, will receive a beautiful Hagadah, and their writings will be published, with their permission, in prominent Jewish papers.

Dear Yiddishe Kinderlach: I am waiting to hear from you soon. The winner will be chosen on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, so time is short. I beg of you to have me in mind during your tefillos on the holy day of Purim.

Sholom Mordechai Halevi ben Rivkah Rubashkin

Please send your submissions to:

Rubashkin Family Contest

6 Crabapple Court

Monsey, NY 10952

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons should avoid allowing a prison convict to communicate with underage children (who are not his children).

He writes as if he is the new Rebbe.

Well, why not WoolSilk? Who better to be the leader of thieves like Cunin etc? Hopefully, for laughs, it'll be kinda neat if they make him semi-divine like MM Schneerson.

He's organizing contests for children!! If the Bureau of Prisons ever organizes a contest for chutzpah, Rubashkin is going to walk away with it (unless Madoff steals it).

This paragraph should read like this:

In our days, Jewish children, we encounter numerous difficulties in this long and bitter golus. The Yetzer Hora, or evil inclination, wants us to believe that by lying, cheating and defrauding, which is against the Torah, we will achieve our goals. I gave in to this Yetzer Hora time and again, and it landed me in prison for 27 years.

And we all sit around and act amazed at the number of orthodox Jews who go off the "derech."

Dear rebbe rubashkin:

I learned from the story of Purim how to be strong against those who mock our faith by cheating on my taxes; hiring underage illegal aliens; maintaining unsanitary and unsafe working conditions; lying;......

Oops! I'm so sorry dear rebbe.... I learned all those things from you.

I await your blessings,

Your bochur disciple,

Mendel

"And we all sit around and act amazed at the number of orthodox Jews who go off the "derech."

True.
And there are less orthodox Jews who leave the fold then pre-ww2

any parent who would allow their child to write to a convicted fraudster who will then decide which essay best exemplifies the lessons of the megilla should have their kids taken away.
whats next? madoff judging essys from kids on honesty in business?

"I will personally read all your submissions, b’ezras Hashem, and reply to each of you with a letter and a special gift, sent by my family"....and your parents will get a fund raising solicitation in the mail as well.

motherfucker
after what he did...hiring children instead of making sure they received an education.
aaaaaaaagggghhhhh

@Dereemes- what verified statistics do you have to back up that statement?

To compare Madof to Rubashkin shows that you don't grasp the crimes he committed.

Mikel Milken who paid a fine for his crime about $100 million,isn't he respected among secular Jews?

jay,
I don't have much time to go into details.
In Europe there were entire towns of Jews who left the fold since the enlightenment.
Take a look at what happened with the Jewish migration were hundreds of thousands or maybe even above a million Jews who came to America and most of their children became assimilated.

I really think he has a disassociative disorder. For all that I think his trial was flawed, etc., the fact remains that he is serving a long sentence in federal prison on fraud charges. He is hardly in a position to offer moral instruction to children, or do much else besides tshuva and make license plates. He can ,make his comeback when he's exonerated, or manages to fly the coop.

A quote from a book on the subject: "Most observant Jews seem to have left, not because the outside world pulled them in, but rather because the observant one pushed them out," she concludes. "They experienced Judaism as a source of pain rather than joy."

Once again, where is MM3???

Shall we start our own little "cargo cult" to lure MM3 back to us???

THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL BE SET FREE NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE TRUTH. JESUS WAS THE MESSIAH KILLED AND CRUCIFIED.
JESUS WAS PART OF GOD CREATION, JESUS IS GOD.
GOD CONTROLS THIS EARTH, PRAYING TO GOD IS A PARTIAL PRAYING. GOD NEEDS THE POWER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO PRAY TO JESUS THEN CAN STEP IN AND HELP THEM. PRAYING TO GOD AND JESUS AS A WHOLE NOT HALF.
FOLLOWERS TRUE BELIEVERS TO GOD AND JESUS WILL PRODUCE THE STRENGTH JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. THE RAIN WILL RETURN TO THE HOLY LAND.
JESUS WILL RETURN ON EARTH AS THE MESSIAH ARE VERY SHORTLY.

Alrighty then... now that the half time show is over- back on topic....

Alrighty then... now that the half time show is over- back on topic...

What do you mean, Donna is right on topic. After all, the name of this blog is "Failed Messiah" and Jesus was one of the many failed messiahs in history.

these creeps will not rest, until they reach out to every jewish kid and destroy his soul!

"“Sholom U’bracha” to you, Yiddishe Kinderlach across the world"

Does Sholom Mordechai think that all Jewish children across the world come from Yiddish-speaking families? Or does "Yiddishe Kinderlach across the world" mean only the children of Lubavitcher missionaries who have insinuated themselves just about everywhere, except maybe Antarctica?

If I had any small Jewish children, Sholom Mordechai is not whom I would pick to be their role model in spiritual and ethical matters.

@Steve-- you are 100% right! Well said!

DONNA SZCZEPANSKI -
i was going to dismiss what you wrote as utter lunacy ,but when you typed in all CAPS i realized it must be true.

Shall we start our own little "cargo cult" to lure MM3 back to us???

Posted by: effie

i love the sentiment and the reference. LOL

SMR - You Sir, are an idiot!

Essays due by rosh hodesh. I better hurry.

Well, it's either that or putting a description of MM3 on the sides of milk cartons, APC...

Why does every lowlife live in Monsey? "Crabapple" Court? No shit?

SMR should not be allowed to have anything to do with our jewish children, but besides that point, WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE PRIZES, HOW MUCH WILL THEY COST, ARE THE LETTERS SENT TO HIM BELONG TO HIM FOR ANY USE HE SEES IN THE FUTURE?
WAE UP EVERYONE! ANOTHER SCHEME TO RAISE MORE MONEY, THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF FUNDS, WHO WANTS TO GIVE MONEY TO ONE THAT HIDES ASSETS IN SWISSERLAND?
HE LOVES ALL THE ATTENTION, DON'T U ALL GET IT? HE LOVES CHASSIDIM, HE THINS HE IS A REBBE, IF EVERYONE WOULD STOP WRITING ABOUT HIM THEN THERE WOULD BE NO ATTENTION, HE WANTS IT AND MORE. HE TRULY BELIEVES HE IS A REBBE, HE ALWAYS LOVED THAT EVERONE HAD TO COME TO HIM AND SUC UP TO HIM IN ODER TO GET SOMETHING FROM HIM. IF YOU DID NOT SUC UP TO HIM, HE GAVE U NOTHING, HE ONLY GAVE WHERE HE COULD BE RECOGONIZED. AND ALL DON'T FORGET HE USED STOLEN MONEY TO DO ALL HIS GOOD.
THE WHOLE FAMILY DID, OPM, JUST LIE THE JUDGE SAID, IT'S EASY TO GIVE IF IT'S NOT YOURS.
DON'T LET YOUR CHILDREN WRITE HIM ANYTHING, EVERYONE DEMAND THAT THE MONEY USED NOT COME FROM THE FUNDS THEY GIVE, AND IF THEY HAVE MONEY TO BUY GIFTS GIVE IT TO YOUR LAWYERS. YOU ARE NO CHOSID, A SAD DISAPPOINTMENT EVEN TO THE REBBE IS WHAT SMR IS. WHAT A CHILLUL HASHEM HE DID. DON'T MAE HIM LIE HE IS A TZADI.

SMR being in prison is the first time he's experiencing anti-semitism, b/c he's evidently cloistered himself his entire life, surrounded only by his inner circle of "Hosids".

Well SMR, wake up and smell the coffee! Anti Semites are everywhere, and so I guess prison is no different than the rest of the world in that regard. We've all experienced it, and now--finally--I guess you are too. But guess what? Having experienced it first hand made us the strong beings we now are. And guess what else? You're in the Pen, and we're not!

What sort of parent would let their kindelach read Sham Wow's drek? He could corrupt a cockroach.

This individual should be kept in solitary confinement for his entire sentence with no privileges to contact anyone except his attorney. He is a danger to society. Just give him one hour a day inside a cage in the prison yard for a tad bit of air.

ah pee chorus: any parent who would let their kid write to a convicted fraudster.... bravo! apc! If that's all the remorse he can conjure up while in the pen... He reminds me of George Bush, if he says he is innocent enough times, we may come to believe him!

"and include a "handling fee" of $100 in each entry and I will send you a genuine plastic toy kosher cow and replica of a slaughter hook" The prize? A treasure map to find one of SMR's hidden stashes.

Well, his Purim feast is about slaughtering 75,00 human beings, after the battle was won.

His real crime was defrauding jewish people for years re the "kosher", as well as Americans re "meat packing" under laws.

The monster is still seducing the jewish people. And crying out for war against the masses. Sick psychopath.

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