…In Telz, Reb Eliezer [Gordon, the famed Rosh Yeshiva and communal rabbi] was also deeply involved in communal affairs, and the amendments he instituted there are indicative of his greatness of spirit and his mussar nature. At that time, matza bakeries employed men, women and even children during the day and throughout most of the night. Deploring this situation, Reb Eliezer issued strict orders to close all of Telz's matza bakeries by 11 p.m. His official reason for the order was that after that time the workers were too tired to maintain scrupulous kashrus standards. However, he told his family that his real purpose was to protect the workers from being exploited and overworked.
To enforce this order, Reb Eliezer ruled that any bakery owner who disregarded it would be deprived of his kashrus certificate. He disguised his true reason for issuing the law because at that time social welfare was not in vogue.
Seeing that storekeepers used worn and inaccurate weights and measures, he also issued an order requiring them to exchange their weights for new ones. To enforce this order, he personally inspected the weights of the market vendors, forbidding them to use the old ones even when non-Jewish customers made purchases. Reb Eliezer's son-in-law Reb Zalman Sorotzkin relates that when non-Jews came to Telshe's market, they would ask that their items be weighed on "the rov's scales."
Compare Rabbi Eliezer Gordon to the Rubashkins and their rabbis. Note the vast difference in morality?
Nu? Rabbis Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, Heshy Rubashkin, Aaron Rubashkin, Menachem Genack, Tzvi Hirsh Weinreb, Gelly, Osdoba, Heller, Weissmandl, the Novominsker, Avi Shafran, David Zwiebel, etc. – what have you to say about this?
[Hat Tip: Daniel.]