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$50,000 Reward for Capturing Two Suspected Murdered of Rabbi in Miami

First reports are that it wasn’t a “hate crime” in the anti-Semitic sense, but what cold-blooded murder is not fueled by hate?
Rabbi Jospeh Raskin of Brooklyn was murdered after what police say was a botched robbery on the Sabbath.

Rabbi Jospeh Raskin of Brooklyn was murdered after what police say was a botched robbery on the Sabbath.
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Miami Jewish community members have posted a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two black male suspects who murdered a visiting New York rabbi after an apparent botched robbery as he walked to synagogue on the Sabbath.

The Jewish Day of rest turned into a day of mourning for the Jewish community of Miami and family of 60-year-old Rabbi Joseph Raskin of Brooklyn, New York.

One man who rushed to his aid after he was shot said that the rabbi told him he was accosted by two men. There are conflicting on whether there was an altercation between the rabbi and the suspects, one of whom shot the rabbi to death. Rabbi Raskin died after being evacuated by helicopter to a nearby hospital.

Orthodox Jews do not carry money with them on Shabbat, but this may not have been known to the two men. Despite statements by police officials that the murder was not fueled by anti-Semitism, many local Jews are skeptical, especially since a nearby synagogue was recently vandalized.

Local Rabbi Moshe Druin told the Miami Herald that many Jews in the community don’t believe anti-Semitism was not behind the crime. Noting that Orthodox Jews do not carry money on the Sabbath, he said, “There hasn’t been a robbery on Sabbath for the past 35 years.”

At this time there is no indication of this being a hate crime,” said Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Elena Hernandez. The Florida branch of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) stated that the murder followed what “appears to be a robbery that went badly and that “currently no evidence has been brought to light that it was motivated by anti-Semitism.”

Rabbi Raskin was visiting his granddaughter and other relatives, and was killed while walking to the Bais Menachem synagogue around 9 a.m. Saturday.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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21 Responses to “$50,000 Reward for Capturing Two Suspected Murdered of Rabbi in Miami”

  1. Carolin Knox says:

    Yeah right, somehow they picked an orthodox Rabbi, but surely not a hate crime.

  2. That is the problem with the whole label of hate crime. A crime is a crime is a crime….

  3. well, technically it’s either cold blooded (without emotions) or fuelled by emotions (ie hate).

  4. If he was not Orthodox, wore no yamulka, had no beard and was not identified as a Jew, then it would not be known he was Jewish by sight.
    But in this case, everyone could identify him as being Jewish.
    So I believe he was targeted.

  5. Marcus Max, reactions on the use of a gun? Certainly not protecting his home/possessions/family/self.
    (Did he steal it?)

  6. No, of course not a hate crime, just like all the acts of evil taking place across Europe now, targeting the Jews. A rose is a rose by any other name. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.

  7. No, of course not a hate crime, just like all the acts of evil taking place across Europe now, targeting the Jews. A rose is a rose by any other name. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.

  8. Plus, in America you can only be considered a hate crime by our pathetic media if you are black or hispanic.

  9. Looking for a scapegoat for the world’s problems? Look at the terrorists. Neither the Israelies or the Jews of this world incite fear or danger. Terrorists do just that. Get the source, no the excuse.

  10. Baruch Dayan Ha’emet

  11. Karen Bryant says:

    Prayers for the family and friends.

  12. Beth S Brock says:

    Why , why , why do other Jews dismiss this so quickly as not being a hate crime ? Even after having their own Temple defaced, they maintain their liberal agenda. Don’t they see they are only hurting themselves ?

  13. Bs. Hit is a hate crime.

  14. Again. Wake up idiots. It wasnt a hate crime?.Jihad has arrived to your neighborhood. Cant believe stupidity of people.

  15. Judith Dowla says:

    They have other ways to find out who is a Jew even when you do not wear the signs. They likely have lists of who proclaims to be Jewish. But of course wearing the identification clothing could do it. But it should not be that way as you and I already know. They are out to kill because they are not getting their own way and many are just caught up in the stampede as when a lion attacks a herd of cattle. The lion wants to devour the cattle and these people want to devour the Jews because they believe that is the only way they can rid themselves of the Jewish people. Barbaric thinking and totally uncivilized No code of ethics or civility.

  16. So sad. Praying for family.

  17. Obviously a hate crime, if not Muslims definitely incited by their manipulative cunning.

  18. Ian Conger says:

    And ofcourse Obama & Holder will say that it’s not a hate crime.

  19. I still don’t belueve it wasn’t motivated by hate .

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