Happy Hanukkah! This year I want to help my friends Dana and Joseph bring their father, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, home from prison.

Don Siegelman was convicted of an implied quid pro quo. He was basically accused of bribery without personal gain or any agreement. He was raising money for a lottery campaign in the state with the hopes of helping to further the education of the children of Alabama.

There are a lot of people–constitutional law scholars, 113 former Attorneys General (both Republican and Democrat), former presidential candidates Al Gore and John Kerry, many members of Congress, as well as thousands of people like you and me who believe Don should not be in prison.

Please join me in signing Dana’s petition asking that President Obama grant her dad, Don Siegelman, clemency.

Hanukkah is a time to believe in miracles. May you cherish your family this season more than ever and give a moment’s thought to those whose families are not together. I look forward to reflecting on our past and celebrating the future miracles that may be in store for us this Hanukkah.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!


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Rabbi Yonah


  • I brought 2 children into this world, I gave them everything; Why should I have to pay for somebody else’ misdoings. Another carpetbagger. Go ruin some place else. Was not Detroit your model city. Alabama does not need this thief.

    • Well, obviously you’re wrong but let’s say you were right. Shouldn’t you sign the petition in the hope that he will leave your state? Go on! It will take you a few seconds and you can stop wasting taxpayer funds on his prison stay.