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Chabad at Rutgers Remembers

Chabad House at Rutgers will dedicate a new wing to the Mumbai victims.

In an article at MyCentralNewJersey, Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, the director and founder of the Jewish center at Rutgers University says:

“The attack last week was not only an attack on Chabad or the people of Israel but on every living being that believes in life, in humanity and decency.”

And his son, Mendy Carlebach, went to school with Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, who was brutally murdered in Mumbai. The article states:

“Even after he moved to India in 2003, we kept in touch via email,” Mendy said.

He said he last spoke to Holtzberg when they met at the rabbis conference in New York last year.

Mendy said Holtzberg told him of the new Chabad House that he had just purchased in Mumbai. “Gabby described it as an open house for Indians, Jews, everyone who could always come for a meal and a smile.”

Read the whole thing.

Lorri says

The memorial is a beautiful idea, and one where the Holtzbergs will live on in remembrance.

Michelle says

Thank you for sharing this. The photo of the little boy haunts me as does the 13 year old girl who was also killed..senseless..

Denise says

Thank you for sharing this. The memorial is a loving way of connecting us and remembering to those we have lost.

Leora says

Lorri, Michelle, and Denise, glad you appreciate the memorial. Hard to look at the news photos. Painful.

Ilana-Davita says

Thanks for the link. I already had the feeling they were great people, you have just confirmed this impression.

Janet says

Just an absolutely horrible thing to happen...


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