Monday, August 19, 2013

Brooklyn Honors Slain Convert

Three years ago today, orthodox convert and chossid Yoseph Robinson Z"L was shot and killed during a liquor store robbery in Crown Heights, trying to protect his girlfriend. I remember when the story happened, even though living in NYC wasn't even on my radar yet. It was heartbreaking, a tragedy, the life of a mensch cut short.

Yesterday, Brooklyn named an intersection near the liquor store to honor his memory. (Disregard the NY Daily News' total failure to proofread, mentioning in a photo caption that he died "last year.")

I'd say may his memory be for a blessing, but it clearly already is.

May Hashem comfort his family and friends among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may they know no more sorrow.

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