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Rubashkin State Labor Case Expunged (quietly , unnoticed)

rubashkin 03 100x75 The Sholom Rubashkin case has been quietly expunged as if nothing ever occured.

After all the pain and damage this Yid incredible has suffered, we were overjoyed to be treated withthe following article.

We share ithere inits entirety as writen the Yated..

In a remarkable but unreported event in an Iowa courthouse a few weeks ago, a judge expunged from the court record Sholom Rubashkin’s entire labor case, including all documents and trial proceedings connected with “The State of Iowa vs. Sholom M. Rubashkin.”

The judge was implementing a new state law that grants a former defendant who was found innocent at trial, or for whom all charges were dropped or dismissed, full erasure of his criminal record. Such an act signals recognition that the case was without foundation, should not be used in any way against the former accused and essentially, should never have been brought.

It’s the closest thing to an apology one can expect from the government for putting someone through the financial and psychological ordeal of a criminal prosecution.

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Vayidaber Hashem el-Moishe Acharei Mos Shenei Benei Aharon Be'Korvasam Lifnei-HashemVayamusu


                             ACHAREI MOS

(16:1) “Vayidaber Hashem el-Moishe Acharei Mos Shenei Benei Aharon Be'Korvasam Lifnei-HashemVayamusu-Hashem spoke to Moishe after the death of Aharons two sons who brought an offering before Hashem and they died.” This verse seems to be a bit redundant. Acharei Mos, means Vayamusu? It seems as though we are speaking here of two deaths. The first when the fire appeared and consumed their souls. The second is the fact they died childless. Not having anyone to carry on their heritage meant that their eternal life had come to an end.

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34th annual siyum Mishnayos

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Is this what holds back Moshiach

I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Moshiach; and even though he may delay, nonetheless, I wait every day golden calf 2for his coming. (Rambam, 13 Principles, #12) The Chofetz Chaim was famous for his deep emunah in the coming of the Moshiach. He had a special Shabbos suit put aside to wear when the Moshiach comes. Once he was seen walking up and down the stairs. When asked about this, he replied, "I'm a Cohen. I'm practicing for the avoda in the Beis Hamikdash when the Moshiach comes." His son, Reb Leib, used to tell over that when the English announced the Balfour Declaration regarding the Jewish return to the Land of Israel, the Chofetz Chaim saw in this a sign from above that Heaven was preparing the Geula. However, he said that he was afraid that the secularists might ruin it, chas v'shalom. Many times in the past the time was ripe, but the people in the generation ruined it. (taken from

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A Simchas Tu b'Shvat!

Grow like the Trees

A Simchas Tu B'Shvat , Montreal

We are still in the midst of winter , but it is time to look forward to the blessings of the Land

 In various places, the Torah compares a person to a tree:

                                            A person is like the tree of a field... (Deut. 20:19)
                                     For as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people. (Isaiah 65:22)
                                          He will be like a tree planted near water... (Jeremiah 17:8)

The power of community is illustrated in the following Talmudic story:

An old man was planting a tree. A young person passed by and asked, What are you planting?

A carob tree, the old man replied.

Silly fool, said the youth. Don't you know that it takes 70 years for a carob tree to bear fruit?

That's okay, said the old man. Just as others planted for me, I plant for future generations.

Thanks to Aish Man is a Tree
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