TWO BOOKS IN ONE:
Book 1: Trials, Tribulations, and a Triumph of Trust
Book 2: A Jew in "A Place Called Prison"
For nearly a decade, it was the court case at the forefront of every Jew's mind. It was what kept Klal Yisrael's insides churning, and our heartfelt tefillos going strong. It's the story of Sholom Rubashkin, and it has never been told so intimately and on such a personal level—until now.
The story of Sholom Rubashkin is one of faith and trust in Hashem, despite the destruction of a life's work and in the face of seemingly inevitable doom. It's a story of unflagging strength behind bars and under the weight of a decades-long prison sentence. It's the story of a person's clarity and ability to rise above the daily struggles and see in them a Divine mission.
Who is Sholom Rubashkin? How did he land in jail with a near life-sentence, incriminated by the very people for whom he'd done so much good? What was the secret of his soaring faith? How did he survive—no, thrive!—as a Jew in the ugliness of a place called prison?
For the first time ever, Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin's personal struggle during his seemingly never-ending saga is recounted, from start to finish, with many firsthand details and much of the emotion he and his family actually experienced. This eye-opening account of Jewish survival in a tough federal prison will leave you spellbound, inspired, and grateful to be a member of the Jewish nation.
Sholom Rubashkin's saga—from his initial arrest until, at long last, his thrilling release—is not only his own. It is all of Klal Yisrael's. And his triumph of trust and faith in Hashem can be all of ours to emulate, as well.
By Getzel Rubashkin