Monday, August 11, 2014

Hundreds At Funeral Of Joseph Raksin In BP & CH

Hundreds of mourners gathered at a funeral procession in Brooklyn Monday for an Orthodox rabbi who was shot and killed as he walked to a Miami synagogue over the weekend.

A crowd surrounded the hearse on a blocked-off street as it pulled up outside the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters for the procession of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. The 60-year-old rabbi was described as a peace-loving man.  “We were very close,” Raksin’s brother-in-law, Isaac Neworth, said. “He was an amazing individual, he personified goodness, kindness, those ideals.”  “To pay the ultimate price with his life is something that we can’t even grasp that it actually happened,” said Rabbi Shea Hecht.

Raksin was in Miami visiting relatives when police said he was confronted by two men and shot while walking to a synagogue on Saturday.

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the case is up to $50,000.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please fix it is raKsin NOT raSkin