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U.S. Congressional Leaders Tour Mumbai Chabad House

U.S. Congressional Leaders Tour Mumbai Chabad House

Paying tribute to the victims of the 2008 terrorist attack

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Rabbi Yisroel Kozlovsky, right, co-director of Nariman House, shows the visitors parts of the Chabad center that still bear scars from 2008. From left: Patricia Ennis Engel, New York Congressman Eliot Engel, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern. (Photo: Jim McGovern/Facebook)
Rabbi Yisroel Kozlovsky, right, co-director of Nariman House, shows the visitors parts of the Chabad center that still bear scars from 2008. From left: Patricia Ennis Engel, New York Congressman Eliot Engel, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern. (Photo: Jim McGovern/Facebook)

Leading members of U.S. Congress paid a visit on May 11 to the Chabad House in Mumbai, India. Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, New York Congressman Eliot Engel and Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern were there as part of a bipartisan delegation touring parts of the country.

The Chabad center, known as the Nariman House, was the site of a November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg, Chabad’s emissaries at the time, were among those killed in a four-day spate of violence across the city.

Posting on Facebook, McGovern wrote: “Today we joined Rabbi Kozlovsky at Nariman House [a name for the Chabad House] as we honor those lost in 2008 #Mumbai attacks. America must always stand up to hate.”

“Thank you Rabbi Kozlovsky for welcoming us to Nariman House as we honored the memories of those who perished in 2008 Mumbai attacks,” posted Pelosi on twitter.

Rabbi Yisroel and Chaya Kozlovsky arrived in India in 2012 to direct Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, and oversaw the rehabilitation and rededication of the Nariman House. They have run all of the city’s Chabad activities since then.

Among the many issues addressed was the need for increased tolerance.

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