FailedMessiah.com obtained an email sent Thursday from Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz to various Jewish community leaders. Here is the body of that email:
The plight of our brother Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin has captivated the Jewish community. Targeted for personal destruction, his business was bankrupted and he was brought to trial on charges unrelated to the reasons given for the government’s raid on his business, the world’s largest kosher slaughterhouse. He was sentenced to 27 years in jail on bank fraud charges.Many who are acquainted with the facts are convinced he was denied a fair trial. He was not permitted to present evidence and testimony that would have exonerated him. In addition, he received a sentence that grossly exceeds that issued to first-time offenders convicted of similar crimes. His appeal is slated to be submitted September 7.
Today a motion written by Sholom Mordechai’s lawyer, Nat Lewin, was delivered to the Appellate Court. This brief argues cogently that the presiding judge had unlawful meetings with the prosecution which tainted her neutrality in adjudicating this case.
It is widely felt that the fallout from this travesty of justice is not limited to Sholom Rubashkin and his family, but has implications for the broader American Jewish community. We therefore feel it would be in the public interest for communal leaders such as yourself to be appraised of the salient facts, including the grounds for appeal, and the contents of newly-filed motion for mistrial. Mr. Nat Lewin will be traveling to New York on Sunday to meet with and brief a select group, and to offer you a chance to have your questions and concerns addressed.
Please accept this invitation to join us at this Community Executive Conference on this Sunday, August 8, 7:00 P.M. at the Sheraton Crossroads Hotel, conveniently located between the Catskills and the city at 1 International Boulevard, Mahwah New Jersey. There will be no solicitation of funds.