Did the OU push Sholom Rubashkin out?


That’s what the Jewish Star is claiming:

It is at the insistence of the Orthodox Union that Sholom Rubashkin is to be replaced as chief executive officer of Agriprocessors, the kosher meatpacking giant his father, Aaron Rubashkin, founded, The Jewish Starhas learned.

“We have said that if there were criminal culpability that we would withdraw our supervision,” said Rabbinic Administrator Rabbi Menachem Genack in an interview Tuesday. “The OU spoke to the company to say that we would suggest –– for lots of reasons –– that they should look for professional management.”

It’s not entirely clear from the quote whether Genack himself is taking credit for ousting Sholom, or whether that’s the Jewish Star’s assertion. But the real question is whether Sholom Rubashkin is still “having a great time.”

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