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Rabbi Shot Dead While Walking to Synagogue in Miami
« on: August 11, 2014, 06:59:38 AM »
Rabbi Shot Dead While Walking to Synagogue in Miami
BY:  Washington Free Beacon Staff
August 10, 2014 6:11 pm

Joseph Raksin, a 60-year-old Orthodox rabbi, was shot and killed on his way to synagogue in North Miami Beach on Saturday morning.

Raksin, who is from Brooklyn, N.Y., reportedly was in town visiting relatives. He was walking to the synagogue, Bais Menachem, when two males confronted and shot him.

Miami Herald reports:

It’s unclear how many shots were fired at Raksin. But the New York rabbi’s critical wounds prompted authorities to airlift him to the Ryder Trauma Center, where he later died. A funeral is planned for Sunday afternoon.

The community is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

The shooting took place in an area of unincorporated Northeast Miami-Dade near North Miami Beach, where swastikas found painted on a local synagogue last month have worried local Jewish leaders.

“At this time there is no indication of this being a hate crime,” said Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Elena Hernandez in a statement.
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