August 10, 2014 8:53 pm -

Rabbi Joseph Raskin was walking on a Miami-Dade street, on his way to temple, when he was shot dead. The Orthodox Jewish Rabbi was visiting from New York.

As his family mourns, many in the primarily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in northeast-Dade are concerned.

“Especially after what happened in the synagogue two- weeks ago when there was graffiti on the wall,” said Gideon Gratsiani.

Neighbors are on edge after a swastika was painted at a nearby synagogue.

Police said they do not believe the murder of the rabbi was a hate crime, but many neighbors feel differently. They say it has only added to the fear and tension they feel.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

One response to Rabbi Fatally Shot While While Walking To Synagogue

  1. greenfloyd August 11th, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Cops say not a hate crime. How can cold-blooded murder be anything but?

    Perhaps it’s not connected, however, notice the word written under the swastika left on the community synagogue a couple weeks ago, “Hamas,” it’s at about 2 minutes into the local TV video.