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Hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew murdered in Brooklyn

(JTA) — A former hip-hop record executive who became an Orthodox Jew was gunned down in Brooklyn on Thursday night.

Yoseph Robinson, 34, was shot to death at MB Vineyards in Flatbush, a kosher liquor store where he worked as a clerk. He died trying to protect his girlfriend during an attempted robbery.

Robinson was born in Jamaica, and enjoyed telling people about his spiritual journey to Judaism and recent conversion.

More than 100 Orthodox and Chasidic Jews gathered outside the store Thursday night to pay their respects, according to CBS News.

 

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