Archive for the ‘Holtzberg’ Category

David Bogner of Treppenwitz after having left Mumbai a few days prior to the attacks,writes his Memories and Lessons from Mumbai.

“I used to call Rabbi Holtzberg ‘Rav Gabi’. It was an acknowledgement of his Smicha and his standing in the community… but also a nod to the easy informality he encouraged in all his guests. But Rivka, who was equally worthy of a title of respect, wrinkled her nose when I called her ‘Rebbetzin’ during our first meeting, and insisted I call her Rivky.”

First read David’s intro for some insight behind the post.


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Life of Rubin has the video.

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JPost: An Israeli Air Force jet left India for Israel Monday, carrying 2-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, orphaned son of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, 29, and Rivka, who were among the slain in the Mumbai Jewish center attack, along with his parents’ remains and the Indian woman who rescued him, Sandra Samuel.

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Chabad is asking that people Do a Good Deed and Light Up the World and for your assistance in helping the Holtzberg Family and rebuilding Chabad in Mumbai.

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JPost reports:

Five of the Chabad House victims had been named by press time as Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, who ran the Chabad House; kashrut supervisors Rabbi Leibish Teitelbaum, a US citizen who lived in Jerusalem; Bentzion Chroman, an American-Israeli from Bat-Yam; and Yocheved Orpaz, of Givatayim, who had arrived in India to visit her daughter and two grandchildren.

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This will be my last post before Shabbos. The communal exhaustion brought on by fear, prayer, tension and late nights exacerbated by the cutting of our last strands of hope has overtaken my blogging strength. All of this is nothing compared to the pain, sorrow and mourning of the friends and families of those lost. May Hashem comfort them all.

Chabad,org has a moving hesped for Rabbi and Rebbetzin Holtzberg, HY’D:

“For five years, they ran a synagogue and Torah classes, and helped people dealing with drug addiction and poverty,” continued the statement. “Their selfless love will live on with all the people they touched. We will continue the work they started.”

Besoros Tovos, Good Shabbos.

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