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Shining a Light in a Dark Place
First Person
I again journeyed to the old synagogue in Mumbai for Friday night prayer. There I met Rabbi Dov from Paris, the temporary replacement. Just like Rabbi Gavi, he approached me after the service and invited me to Shabbat dinner at Chabad.
Mumbai Memorial Shines Light on Devastated Chabad House
Asia
Lifting candles high up in the air and swaying to the cadence of a song about the power of light, hundreds of Jewish community members, Indian officials and Israeli diplomats lit up the darkened street outside of Mumbai’s Nariman House Thursday night.
News Brief
Exactly one year after their children perished in the Mumbai terror attacks, Rabbi Nachman and Freida Holtzberg of New York and Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg of Afula, Israel, will participate in a memorial ceremony at the heavily-damaged structure that once housed the city’s Chabad-Lubavitch center.
Manhattan Memorial Recalls Mumbai Couple’s Dedication
Photo Gallery
A Jewish center in New York City ushered in a week of worldwide memorials coinciding with the anniversary of last year’s Mumbai, India, attacks.
Mumbai Orphan’s Birthday Provides Dose of Joy
Israel
Moshe Holtzberg, the little boy miraculously saved from the Mumbai, India, carnage that last year claimed the lives of his parents formally entered the world of Torah study Wednesday at a grand third-birthday celebration in Israel.
News Brief
A song inspired by the lives of fallen Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg has experienced a new popularity after a video production of the recording went viral on the Internet.
The Mumbai Children: Hundreds of Babies Bear Holtzbergs’ Names
Asia
A year after terrorists stormed Mumbai, India’s Chabad House and murdered six of its Jewish occupants, hundreds of children all over the world bear the names of the center’s slain directors, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg.
Canadian Prime Minister Tours Mumbai Chabad House
Asia
Touring the bullet-ridden shell of the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, one year after terrorists stormed the center and murdered six of its occupants, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper lit a candle Monday in memory of fallen Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg.
Nighttime Parade Celebrates Completion of Mumbai Torah
North America
With the fathers of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg leading the way, thousands of the slain couple’s fellow Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries answered tragedy with Jewish pride Thursday night, parading a newly-completed Torah scroll down a central Brooklyn, N.Y., thoroughfare.
News Brief
Israel’s counter-terrorism unit warned of a “concrete threat” of attacks against Jewish targets in India.
News Brief
International news reports indicate that Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks that claimed 170 lives, including Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg and four other Jews at their Chabad-Lubavitch center, has once again switched his plea in a case that has tested relations between India and Pakistan. …
Parents of Mumbai Emissaries Encourage Jewish Institutions in London
Europe
Rabbi Nachman and Freida Holtzberg embarked on a four-day speaking tour of London to share with audiences their message of hope and faith in the face of tragedy.
‘We’ll make it better, stronger than before’
On the six month anniversary of the Mumbai Massacre
Nariman House still looks like a war zone. The lift has been blown out and as you walk up the stairs of the five-storey building, the walls show gaping holes.
Greetings from Mumbai
One local Indian Jewish doctor ate with us. He was close with the Holtzbergs, and he told us that he felt orphaned since the attack. But to see Chabad continue like before, it gives him back his soul a little.
Israeli College Students Dedicate Torah in Memory of Mumbai Leaders
Israel
A mix of emotions ran freely at the Chabad-Lubavitch center serving Israel’s Technion University as more than 500 students, faculty and area residents turned out to dedicate a new Torah scroll written in memory of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg.
Australian Women Fill Melbourne Hall in Show of Jewish Unity
Australia & New Zealand
Some 350 Jewish women from all walks of life gathered at the Caulfield Shul to unite in person and in spirit.
Parliament Speeches Remember Sacrifice of Fallen Mumbai Emissaries
North America
Five Canadian legislators invoked the memory of slain Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg during speeches Thursday on the floor of the House of Commons.
Canadian Prime Minister Pays Tribute to Chabad-Lubavitch
North America
"Today I join with you in expressing my deepest sympathies to the Chabad Lubavitch family and all those who mourn the deaths of Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg."
Legislators Laud Emissaries on Occasion of Ottawa Rabbinical Conference
North America
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined members of the House of Commons in saluting the Canadian Federation of Chabad-Lubavitch as 100 emissaries gathered for a national conference on Parliament Hill.
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