YAAKOV POSTS: "R. Shafran’s response was extremely disappointing and all too typical. As with everything in his world, the Rubashkin fiasco doesn’t call for any cheshbon hanefesh, just more talk about how bad the non-Orthodox are in their hatred of the Orthodox."
NACHUM POSTS: "A bit snarky, Gil. You know Gary Rosenblatt sends his kids to yeshiva."
MOSHE POSTS: Amen to the criticism of the 36 list..the only Orthodox people on the list seem to be those whom the Jewish Week perceives as helping to liberalize Orthodoxy (maharat, yoetzet halacha, a female resident scholar, a social justice advocate, the guy who brought Kugel to YU..)
RABBI STUDENT POSTS: The point about Gary Rosenblatt is that yeshivas have been struggling for years, some going under, but I never heard him advocating for government funding. If memory serves me correctly, he has written against school vouchers (a web search came up with an article of his from March 12, 1999).
Charlie Hall posts: The idea that Shalom Rubashkin was singled out for a denial of bail because he was Jewish is preposterous. When someone under indictment is found with large amounts of cash, and all his family’s passports, he is a flight risk!
And the fact that there exists a fugitive in Israel who has avoided extradition to America for decades does not help the Rubashkin case.
Y. AHARON POSTS: The Agudah, or at least its convention speakers and spokesmen have become a disgrace to religious Jews. Consider their exaggerated and unwarranted attacks on other Orthodox Jews (think of the "sonei Hashem" keynote speech or R’ Uren’s statement that a ma’amar chazal trumps reality), and the defense of the indefensible (think of the "sweeping under the rug" speech, Rubashkin, and the opposition to the Markey bill). When will they realize that their audience is paying them less and less attention, and that open hostility to them is increasing?
As to the alleged antisemitism behind the denial of bail to Sholom Rubashkin. The report I read stated that the Feds found a packed suitcase in his bedroom which contained some 10K dollars. That would be prima facie evidence for a flight risk.