This is a true story of redemption
This mans story will make you cry.
NY should consider having at least a conceal and carry law.
If that was possible, maybe someone would have been able to defend the woman being robbed from the thug that was carrying a gun ILLEGALLY.
The THUG killed this man and if the thug would have known that there were people that may be armed, then this ILLEGAL / ILLEGITIMATE person would, maybe, have thought twice before pulling a crime of robbery with a weapon.
The comments from this story were telling about how people in NY feel about Jews.
I was very proud of the people who commented back and refocused the story for those who were too ignorant to see it.
The government disarming all the people in NY is against the second amendment and is therefore UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Clerk at kosher liquor store in Brooklyn gunned down trying to protect girlfriend during robbery:
A beloved Brooklyn wine store clerk was gunned down Thursday night when he tried to protect his girlfriend, who was being robbed of her jewelry at gunpoint, police and witnesses said.
“The girl came running out screaming, and I saw him on the floor. She said, ‘They shot Yoseph!’ said a witness who identified himself as Daniel. “She was with him as he was dying. … He told her, ‘Tell my daughter I love her.'”
A holdup man entered the Nostrand Ave. store about 9:30 p.m. and went after the young woman – identified by friends as Lahava – but were confronted by Robinson, police said.
Friends said Lahava, who was helping Robinson write a book, told them she was joking around and laughing with him when the thug demanded her bling.
Robinson yelled, “Leave her alone” and approached the man. A struggle broke out, and he was shot, said Daniel, recounting Lahava’s harrowing tale.
“Yoseph saved me,” a badly shaken and weeping Lahava told friends outside the store.
The owner of an adjoining shop said, “I heard screaming, yelling and then the shots.”
Robinson was working late because the store remains open till 11 p.m. on Thursdays, the day before the Sabbath. It usually closes at 9:30 p.m., friends said.
Samuel Kauffman, 43, wasn’t suprised at Robinson’s heroics.
“He would always tell people to be morally strong. He was a role model to all the kids in the neighborhood. He was very spirtual. He inspired all of us.”
The bandit fled the shop on foot, and it was unclear if he made off with the jewelry, police said.
More than 50 people from the surrounding Jewish community quickly gathered at the store to mourn Robinson, a popular figure in the neighborhood who had come to the U.S. from Jamaica and recently converted to Judaism.
Robinson, who took lyrics from the Torah and turned them into reggae songs, came to Brooklyn a few years ago after a drug problem short-circuited his music career in Los Angeles.
Robinson wore traditional Orthodox garb in the store and enjoyed telling customers about his “spiritual transformation from drug user and party guy to religious Jew and the book he was writing about the experience,” a friend said.
“He was a kind and generous man who talked to all of us. He gave us so much. You had to stop at the store just to hear his stories. He was truly an amazing man,” said Tzvi Freund, 25.
Wednesday April 29, 2009 8:49 AM – One Comment
[Video below.] Raised in Spanish Town, Jamaica by his Grandma Pearl, Yoseph Robinson, like most of the island kids, thought of the United States as of kind of utopia. It was a fantasy come true when he and his two sisters were finally able to join his parents in Midwood, Brookly,n in 1989. At the age of 12, he exchanged his slower-paced life of mango-picking, fresh water fishing, and swimming for an Americanized one filled with stylized clothes and worries about being cool enough.
Constant disobedience in school and a strained relationship with his parents during his teenage years led Yoseph to drop out of high school was he was just 16. Influenced by a group of older kids and in need of money, Yoseph entered the world of drug deals, street crime, and violence. His reckless lifestyle took him to the Bronx, Philly, and finally LA, where he invested in a lucrative hip hop label.
But by the time he was 23 years old, Yoseph knew he had to leave the affluent Hollywood scene behind in order to physically and mentally survive. He turned to Judaism as a means to surrender control, accept humility, and educate.
Yoseph persevered through many highs and lows in his lifetime, but converting to Judaism continues to be the most challenging transition by far. His struggles, transformation, and experiences as a black Jewish man in the United States have inspired Yoseph to write a book, which is set to be released in the near future.
To view a video of Yoseph, click below or click at the right side of this screen, inMatzav.com’s “Featured Video” section: