Sunday, May 3, 2009


I find this story truly amazing, about a Jamaican man who converted to Judaism, His name is Yoesf Robinson. At the beginning of his life he was like any other black Jamaican kid, he was raised by his grandmother until he was able to come to America, to live with his parents. Eventually life led him down the wrong path, and he got into drug dealing, and other such "businesses". At one point he was a hip hopper in Hollywood. Later he found Judaism, and converted. He is now an orthodox Jew living in Brooklyn. I found some videos about him, and how he grew up Here, Here, and Here.

I find his story to be very inspiring.

5 people gave their 2 cents:

Sally Hazel said...

Finally, something short and sweet!
I read about him a few months ago-quite a fascinating story...

Mikeinmidwood said...

Sally Hazel

What the rest of my posts are too long for you?

Lion of Zion said...

" he got into drug dealing, and other such "businesses"."

unfortunately being frum doesn't stop people from doing bad things either.

did you see the youtube clip about the NFL superbowler who frummed out?

Ookamikun said...

Cool. NFLer was great too.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Lion O Zion

No I did not know about nfl player who frummed out.