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A glimpse into the life of Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Hotzberg—the Chabad emissaries to Mumbai, India.

Mission of Love

Mission of Love

The Story of Those Cruelly Murdered at the Mumbai Jewish Center

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December 13, 2011
wow...
I was looking through these comments, and I think that even though Gabi and Rivky aren't with us anymore, they did a mitzvah. How?
Mary Martin just figured out she's Jewish, and that's thanks to this, to Gabi and Rivky's video.
sarah leah w.
canada, U.S.A.
fcil.org
November 10, 2010
when night turns to mourning
I watched this video with my hand to my heart and I tried to stop the tears, but they would not stop, and I am weeping, still.

I believe, there will be an answer, and I believe that answer is coming. What is clear, is what the Rebbe is saying, and that is, we sanctify by doing good deeds, by positivity, with heart and that is the definition, surely of, soul.

I don't believe it's over when it's over. And I mean there's another side to this story, and they live on, both in our hearts and in that beyond place, of soul. I see in the word exist, the word exit. And I see that life is a door, life is adore.

There is a deep and ongoing bipolarity to life and how it is lived. The phoenix does always rise from the ashes, and those of great heart, whose lives bear such magnificence, such magnification of the light, well, I don't for a moment believe they are gone. They surely live on, in others, and at a soul place I do believe, they are watching us, and whispering, climb that ladder. Climb!
ruth housman
marshfield hills, ma
July 15, 2010
In honor of these people
at this very moment I will say my morning prayers and I will do it in honor of these good people who gave their lives for the sanctification of G-d's name.
Moshe raffial BABA
flushing newyork, u.s.a.
July 12, 2010
Their son
Moshe's Indian nanny has just been given temporary residential status in Israel so she can contine taking care of this poor child who lost his 2 amazing parents to terrorism.
With much sadness I watched this heart wrenching video.
Am Israel Chai. (The Nation of Israel lives.)
Birdi
Ramat Gan, ISRAEL
December 4, 2009
Holtzbergs
I was so shocked and saddened last year when I heard of the Holtzberg's tragedy. A hard story to hear but in their lives they inspired me and many others to try to lead a more actively Jewish life.

My condolences to all of their family members and to all members of the greater Chabad family. Your work is making a huge difference. Am Israel Chai !
David Holt
Portland, Oregon
November 26, 2009
un fair
This is so sad when i heard this i did not like it one bit
Anonymous
North Hollywood
November 26, 2009
Make Aliyah Now
The work, effort and ultimate sacrifice of this wonderful couple is of the highest order.
We must see that their efforts are not in vain.
And even more, we must make Aliyah (move to Israel) now for Aliyah together with living a more observant life will not only help protect our people, but it will also hasten the arrival of the Moshiach.
Jack de Lowe
Raanana, Israel
November 26, 2009
Gabi and Rivka Holtzberg
My wife and I, along with her entire family, spent a Shabbos with the Holtzbergs in Mumbai back in August 2008. Moshe was only one and a half at the time and he spent most of the meals attempting to get rice and puréed vegetables all over himself and anyone that ventured too close. He was a very cute and happy child who cherished the love and affection that his parents and the many guests in attendance at the Chabad house gave to him. His parents, Gabriel and Rivka were absolutely wonderful people. Warm, energetic, and dynamic. We connected with them via email prior to leaving Toronto and we first met them in person at the famous Keneseth Elyahu Synagogue (sometimes referred to as the Sassoon Synagogue), located adjacent to the Gateway of India, where Rabbi Holtzberg led davening. We davened with them Friday night as well as Saturday morning and afternoon. We also had the pleasure of joining them at the Nariman House for all 3 Shabbos meals, which I recall fondly as it was the only tim
Evan Heltay
Toronto, Canada
chabadalberta.org
November 21, 2009
Ritkva and Gabi
Beautiful souls. They are an inspiration to do good around us and THAT is their legacy. They had to die to show us that people like them still exists. They have not been sacrificed in vain. It is a wake-up call to alert us that Jews should be more vigilant and be ready to protect themselves from the evil forces that surround the world more than ever. Let us not fool ourselves, the Human Race is not kind and we know it.
Exceptions like this young couple are rare, they are angels, that was the purpose of their life in this world.
Suzanne Cohen-Blane
chabadberkeley.org
November 20, 2009
The video asks if a shot can be so powerful, how much more can kindness accomplish? But that is the question, isn't it. Despite all their kindness, those few shots destroyed them and their ability to do more.
chana leah
rego park, ny
chabadofnorthbrooklyn.com
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