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Chani Lifshitz reminisces of her friendship with fellow emissary Rivky Holtzberg, who was brutally murdered in the Chabad House in Mumbai.

Remembering Rivky Holtzberg

Remembering Rivky Holtzberg

Nepal Emissary Remembers Best Friend from Mumbai

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Remembering Rivky Holtzberg: Nepal Emissary Remembers Best Friend from Mumbai

Chani Lifshitz reminisces of her friendship with fellow emissary Rivky Holtzberg, who was brutally murdered in the Chabad House in Mumbai.
International Conference of Emissaries, Mumbai Terror Attack (2008)

Chani Lifshitz co-directs the Chabad House of Kathmandu with her husband, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz.

In a speech at the Feb. 15 grand banquet of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries, she told of her friendship with Rivka Holtzberg, the slain co-director of the Chabad House in Mumbai, and her struggle in dealing with the loss.

“One may cry,” she told the 2,900 people seated at the New York Hilton in Manhattan. “One may be saddened, one may even occasionally stumble, but we must know how to rise. We must be strong!”

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Anonymous Mesa, Arizona, USA November 22, 2011

Chani Lifshitz/Rivky This tragedy was such a great lost. Such a beatiful family. It is very hard to understand the evil in this world. My heart goes to Chani and Rivky's family. May Hashem blessings be in both families. Reply

Bonnie November 22, 2011

Thank you for your concern. I did not personally know her, but the pain has still not passed.
Perhaps I can watch or hear of this at some later time?
Right now to remember is too hard. Reply

Anonymous St Louis Park, MN, USA November 21, 2011

translation I wish the English translation was in a different color. It was very hard for me to read. Very moving and powerful story. Reply

Vered Los Angeles, CA February 19, 2009

Can't stop crying Ad Mossay????? Reply

Anonymous mtl., canada February 18, 2009

Is it possible to see other speeches too? For all those who could not attend? Reply