• Reb Berel Raskin, 84, OB”M

    With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Berel (Berke) Raskin, OB”M, the Crown Heights icon who owned a world-renowned fish store on Kingston Avenue. He passed away Shabbos, the 20th of Iyar. He was 84-years-old • Full Story

    With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Berel (Berke) Raskin, OB”M, the Crown Heights icon who owned a world-renowned fish store on Kingston Avenue. He passed away Shabbos, the 20th of Iyar. He was 84-years-old.

    Berel, one of four brothers, was born in Leningrad to his parents, Reb Aaron Leib Laine and Doba Raiza Raskin OBM, who had much mesiras nefesh for Yiddishkeit in Communist Russia.

    His father passed away at the young age of 36, leaving the family to be sustained by his mother. She traveled with her family initially to Poland, then Austria, and finally Paris.

    From there, Mrs. Raskin wrote to the Frierdiker Rebbe, asking whether they should seek entry to Israel or to America. The Rebbe advised them to travel to America, and in 1953 they arrived in New York.

    When Berel looked to start a business, he soon decided on opening a fish store, with the Rebbe’s encouragement. He rented the store on Kingston Avenue, where the business is run from until today.

    He is survived by his wife Esther (nee Lipsker), and children Aaron Leib Raskin (Crown St.) – Crown Heights, Yossi Raskin – Crown Heights, Shloime Raskin – Crown Heights, Brocha Richler – Los Angeles, CA, Bassie Komar – Crown Heights, Chanie Greene – Rochester, MN, Doba Rimler – Crown Heights and Shaina Moss – Israel, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    He is also survived by his brothers Michel RaskinDovid Laine, and Benzion Raskin, all of Crown Heights.

    The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Sunday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 12:30 pm and passing by 770 at 1:30 pm.

    Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes


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