Supporters of Jonathan Pollard, the American Jew who served Israel as a spy, are hoping that President Donald Trump will commute his sentence.
While Trump’s approach to Jewish issues can seem erratic, it’s clearly had a profound effect on the Jewish political world.
In February, Rubashkin asked Rep. Yvette Clarke, who represents much of ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, to push for prison reform.
Paul Nehlen, who is tapping into the hardcore anti-Semitism of the “alt-right,” is fixated on Sholom Rubashkin.
The plight facing someone who is in prison is not something that anyone can understand until he or she has experienced it.
The celebrations were not lionizing him. The celebrations, boiled down to their essence, were simple, sincere expressions of Jewish peoplehood.
For many Haredim, the attacks hammered home the idea that it was more than just Rubashkin on trial in the court of public opinion.
Carrying signs and accompanied by cameramen, men in black fedoras waited for Trump to depart from the airport on his way to his estate.
“In the whole jail nobody could be believe that I walked out,” Rubashkin said in a gleeful celebration outside his Brooklyn home on Wednesday night.
Just because Rubashkin should not have been incarcerated for as long as he was does not make him a hero worthy of a hero’s welcome in Brooklyn.