As YWN was first to report, President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence Sholom RUbashkin who was sentenced to 27 years in prison – the first time he’s used the presidential power.


The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country’s largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin’s sentence was too harsh, the White House said.

The 57-year-old father of 10 has served more than eight years of his sentence, according to the White House, which stressed the action is not a presidential pardon and does not vacate Rubashkin’s conviction.

Rubashkin’s long-time attorney Guy Cook praised the decision, saying his client “has finally received justice.”

“The sentence previously imposed was unfair, unjust and essential a life sentence,” he said via email. “President Trump has done what is right and just. The unrelenting efforts on Rubashkin’s behalf have finally paid off.”


(AP / YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. I have been Pro Trump from day 1. His morals are amazing, but what’s greater is the fight he puts up against everyone, including some of us who should realize his ultimate goals

  2. Thank you, Mr. President.
    Jerusalem—– and now this.
    You are the messenger of G-D.
    Please also consider Jonathan Pollard, who has suffered enough.

  3. Simply beautiful! There are no words! Klal Yisroel owes a huge thank you to the Ribono Shel Olam! We owe a huge thank you toPresident Trump! And we owe the greatest thank you to all the amazing people in Klal Yisroel who simply would never give up, so many tzaddikim gave so much of their time, effort and money and look- I think most of us had already given up hope. So many avenues were explored, options exhausted. But this day has actually arrived! Mazel Tov R’ Shalom! Mazel Tov to the Rubashkin family! Mazel Tov Klal Yisroel! May we merit the true geula b’karov.

  4. Dear President Trump,

    The story of Sholom Rubashkin tears the heart. A story of a man excessively sentenced, stripped of his freedom, separated from his family. A wife separated from her husband, and children separated from their father.

    I literally cried tears of joy as soon as I heard that “President Trump freed Sholom Rubashkin.” Words cannot describe the feelings of joy, and the feelings of gratitude that are felt towards you.

    May God reward you, and your family with endless blessings. May you live a long life with health, happiness, and success. May your days be filled with joy and happiness together with your family.

    With Admiration,

  5. In the merit of President Trump’s bringing new life and joy to the Rubashkin family may Hashem bless his family with new life (I.E. grandchildren) and joy as well! The senators and other officials that helped in bringing about his release should receive reward as well!

    Our appreciation for your act of kindness is beyond words!

    Chasdei Hashem

  6. Did you hear the Tzidkus of Reb Sholom’s FIRST WORDS of freedon ” MOVE OVER TO THE GAS STATION ” DONT BLOCK THE ROAD

    All those blocking the roads in yerusholayim ,with all the massive inconvenience etc , for the sake of those in prison………. maybe try Davening /learnig /tehillim to get release from prison or better still…not to get arrested

    CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE !!!! That is the lesson of this miracle

  7. chilliworker,
    Released from prison, yes, but his daily life is severely restricted. His movements, Internet , what he says, to whom… all very restricted. Isn’t allowed out of the country and can’t move to EY where he wants to live.