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Jewish recording artists unite for Rubashkin

Photo courtesy of Unity for Justice Photo courtesy of Unity for Justice
Shalom Rubashkin Shalom Rubashkin

BROOKLYN, NY (KWWL) -– Jewish music stars have joined together to create a music video in a show of support for Sholom Rubashkin, who is serving a federal prison sentence on fraud charges.

The video is called "Unity for Justice," and was recorded on two continents.  The goal is to raise money for the Rubashkin Defense Fund.  The video has already received more than 100,000 hits on YouTube.

Rubashkin, the former vice president of the Agriprocessors meat processing plant in Postville, was convicted of bank fraud and related charges following a May 2008 raid on the Agriprocessors plant by federal authorities. Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in prison, a sentence that exceeded prosecutors' recommendations.

The group Unity for Justice says work is currently underway on a documentary "showcasing the Rubashkins and the legacy of kindness they created in Postville."

The documentary will be presented in a Collector's Edition DVD, which will also include rare footage of the Unity for Justice project, a full color booklet containing photographs, biographies of the artists and an audio CD featuring both the song and special bonus tracks.

Watch the video and hear the song here.

Online producer:  Adam Amdor



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