Are coincidences the Yad Hashem (Hand of G-d) connecting them or simply unrelated events that may just happen to occur at the same time? Does it matter? http://www.cross-currents.com/archives/2010/01/22/the-earth-trembles/
I bring this up now because in a flyer about Shalom Rubashkin's plight distributed in Monsey shuls it notes that he was arrested on November 14, 2008. Coincidentally that was the same day I was let go from my job in Las Vegas and had to leave that city. Before that on May 12 was the raid in Postville. That same day I had to submit answers to harassing interrogatories by Young Israel's lawyer. And to go all the way back to when the Justice Department and Judge Reade started planning the raid, that began in October 2007 just shortly after Young Israel created a forgery in order to pervert justice for the widow and to, their own words, 'put me in jail' for publishing the seruv. Were there any connections between my situation and that of Shalom Rubashkin? We were both relentlessly hounded by large organizations determined to incarcerate us through the secular Justice system. In his case it is the US Justice Department. In my case and the widow's it is Young Israel. There is one main difference, the Justice Department uses the secular courts because they have no Torah. What is Young Israel's excuse?
So many people are desperately trying to help Shalom Rubashkin. Rightly so. In 2007-2008 I was only one of very few voices trying to obtain truth and justice for Susan Shalov after she was brutally afflicted and tormented by Young Israel for which I became their target. Is Rubashkin's plight a magnified reflection of Young Israel's distortions of justice?
A periscope is a device using reflection and magnification to see that which is hidden. The image vanishes when the source of the reflection is gone. Perhaps the best way to help Shalom Rubashkin is to state the whole truth, eliminate the secular court cases and rectify the damages Young Israel has caused, ASAP. Perhaps by achieving Emes, Mishpot and Shalom in Young Israel, Shalom Rubashkin will have the same.