- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of mourners have turned out at the New York funeral procession for an Orthodox rabbi who was shot as he walked to a Miami temple.

Miami-Dade police have said 60-year-old Joseph Raksin was shot Saturday while he was in Florida visiting relatives.

On Monday, a crowd surrounded the hearse on a blocked-off street as it pulled up outside the Chabad-Lubavitch (huh-BAHD’ luh-BAH’-vitch) headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Raksin was described as a peace-loving man.

Police have said the death appeared to result from a robbery and not a hate crime, but they’re still investigating.



Some mourners noted that Raksin would not have been carrying money on the Sabbath. They felt that people in the neighborhood where he was killed would have known that.

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