The Story You Thought YOu knew
R’ Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin’s story has inspired many people—to greater faith and trust in Hashem, to greater strength in the face of adversity, to greater and more joyous expression of Torah and mitzvos. All this, despite the fact that his story has never really been told.
So powerful is the truth and the clarity of perception which he represents that even the general outlines and the incomplete snippets, fragments, and anecdotes gleaned from the Jewish media and the grapevine have had this great effect.
Now you can read the whole story, from his early years through the building and subsequent destruction of a Jewish community and a world-class Kosher meat company, the ensuing legal battle, years in a place called prison, the unprecedented efforts to secure his freedom, and his miraculous release.
You will laugh with him. You will cry with him. Most importantly, you will feel empowered to face any challenge and inspired to vigorously serve Hakodosh Baruch Hu with joy and with love, with Emuna and with Bitachon.
About the author.
Getzel Rubashkin, the eldest son of Reb Sholom Mordechai, grew up in Postville, Iowa, and experienced firsthand the saga which transfixed the Jewish nation.
Today, Getzel lives in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Chana and their six children, kein yirbu.
In accordance with the guidance of Chazal to work for one’s livelihood, he has a day job as a web programmer, but his passion for teaching Torah and inspiring others makes that his real occupation. He teaches daily and weekly shiurim as the Mashpia of the Mitzvah Center of Brooklyn, and also leads the Anshei Moshe shul, which he co-founded.
He writes occasionally for various publications and has published a popular children’s book, Chew It Over.
He wrote this account of the Rubashkin story, and the faith and trust in Hashem which was at its heart, in the fervent hope that his father’s experiences and example continue to be a source of inspiration and a model for how to face the challenges in life with the strength of one’s Neshamah, as illuminated by the Torah.
This is pashtus the best book ever written. Every English musar sefer and every English thriller all mixed together.
Sruli Besser of Mishpacha Magazine
I didn’t expect to encounter much new information... But I couldn’t have been more wrong. I found “The Inside Story” riveting, eye-opening, a real page-turner. The poignancy of this memoir at times brought me to tears.
Journalist who covered the Rubashkin saga for 9 years
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