AgriProcessors Inc.

Rubashkin’s Wife: Sholom Deserves ‘Time Served’

On eve of sentencing, family living ‘on charity’; denies feds’ claim of ‘rich lifestyle using Agriprocessors money.’

05/21/2010
Staff Writer

 As she awaits her husband’s sentencing next Thursday for federal bank fraud, Leah Rubashkin described him as a man who “always had a hard time” running the family’s kosher slaughterhouse and “did everything he could to keep all the bills paid.”

Leah Rubashkin said hers is a "humble family" with a broken down van.

Applauds OU

01/21/2010

The Orthodox Union, and most especially Rabbi Steven Weil, deserve a standing ovation for the conference, “Recalibrating Our Moral and Ethical Compass” as reported in your Jan. 8 issue (“Orthodox Grapple With Rash Of Scandals”) I had the honor of listening to his Shabbat sermon just before the High Holy Days in 2008 when he challenged his congregation to not judge the Rubashkin family about its misconduct regarding its employees at Agriprocessors, Inc.

These Inspectors Stay Out Of The Kitchen

05/15/2009
Staff Writer
A young rabbi walked into one of Michael Gershkovich’s kosher restaurants on the Upper West Side a few weeks ago, asked for the owner, then began a sales pitch. The rabbi was selling not a product, but an idea — a new form of free kosher supervision that certifies not ritual standards, but compliance with the Torah’s brand of ethics. Gershkovich, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who owns Mike’s Bistro and Mike’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, was convinced.

These Inspectors Stay Out Of The Kitchen

05/13/2009
Staff Writer
A young rabbi walked into one of Michael Gershkovich’s kosher restaurants on the Upper West Side a few weeks ago, asked for the owner, then began a sales pitch. The rabbi was selling not a product, but an idea — a new form of free kosher supervision that certifies not ritual standards, but compliance with the Torah’s brand of ethics. Gershkovich, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who owns Mike’s Bistro and Mike’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, was convinced.
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