The Typewriter Repairman Who Saved Lives

Since the restructuring of my column at The Jewish Press, we have been focusing on the Jewish tenet that whatever G-d does, His interest is our good – even if we fail to see how events are for our betterment. Here is an example with a compelling script.

The Auschwitz Protocols

A great story told by a master storyteller--better still--it's TRUE!

A Brand-New Perspective

The Jewish Press has made great and important changes in recent months. Now it’s my column’s turn: “Chodesh Tov” will also undergo some revision. First, it has a new name, and second, a new focus. I am proud to report that the author (yours truly) will remain constant.

The Rubashkin Saga (Conclusion)

The conclusion to Shalom Rubashkin's circuitous route through the US legal system that ultimately led to justice

The Rubashkin Saga (Part XIX)

Another installment in the ongoing injustice perpetrated against Shalom Rubashkin. Chodesh Tov

The Rubashkin Saga – XVIII

Another installment in the ongoing Rubashkin saga

The Rubashkin Saga – XVI

Another installment in the ongoing Rubashkin saga

The Rubashkin Saga – XV

Another installment in the ongoing Rubashkin saga

The Rubashkin Saga – XIV

The ongoing saga of the incarceration and punitive pursuit of Shalom Rubashkin.

The Rubashkin Saga – XIII

The ongoing saga of the incarceration and punitive pursuit of Shalom Rubashkin.

The Rubashkin Saga (Part XII)

On April 2, 2008, Shalom Rubashkin invited the the Iowa Department of Labor to enter the plant without a warrant...

The Rubashkin Saga – XI

Rubashkin was treated like no other defendant ever arrested on illegal immigration violations. The federal prosecutors sent marshals to handcuff and shackle him as they led him past a phalanx of waiting photographers and TV crews

The Rubashkin Saga – X

While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.

The Rubashkin Saga – IX

While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.

The Rubashkin Saga – VIII

Another installment on the ongoing assault against Agriprocessor. This week's article discusses unions taking on the Rubashkins.

The Rubashkin Saga – VII

The ongoing Rubashkin saga has a new character--the unions.

The Rubashkin Saga – VI

The desire to build a social justice program with a huge lucrative potential, required an appalling trigger. Agriprocessors and Rubashkin fulfilled that need

The Rubashkin Saga – V

These PETA people are not Orthodox Jews. So, why would they so strongly criticize a kosher packing plant for what they believe to be violations of kosher practice? They are using tactics similar to the Nazis.

The Rubashkin Saga (Part IV)

These PETA people are not Orthodox Jews. So, why would they so strongly criticize a kosher packing plant for what they believe to be violations of kosher practice?

The Rubashkin Saga (Part II)

With the opening of Agri in 1987, Postville was beset with what the locals dubbed, “The Jewish Invasion.” The arrival of the Jews caused a local polarization.

The Rubashkin Saga

Rubashkin’s idea was sound. A kosher slaughterhouse located in Pottsville, Iowa provided many benefits for consumers of kosher meat and the local economy.

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