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    November 27, 2008

    UPDATE: Jewish Child Safe in Hostage Crisis at Mumbai Chabad House - Stories - Chabad-Lubavitch News


    As you must be aware, terrorists have attacked ten tourist sites in Mumbai including the local Chabad house also known as Nariman House. Please say a prayer, perhaps Psalm 20 (see below), and give Tzedaka charity for the merit of my colleague and fellow Chabad rabbi, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka who are wounded and being helpd hostage in Mumbai, INDIA.

    We are told that there is about to be a rescue mission carried out on the house and we need all the prayers and good deeds we can get done in their merit.

    Please have in mind Gavriel Noach Ben Freida Bluma, Rivkah Bas Yehudis who have been reported to be wounded inside the house.
    Miraculously and with thanks to G-d the Holtzberg's two year old son Moshe escaped from the house together with two other people. May we merit to see all of the hostages freed safe and sound. May it be His will. Amen.

    May G-d answer our prayers and I will share good news when I have it with the help of G-d.

    Psalm, Chapter 20
    1. For the Conductor, a psalm by *****. 2. May the Lord answer you on the day of distress; may the Name of the God of Jacob fortify you. 3. May He send your help from the Sanctuary, and support you from Zion. 4. May He remember all your offerings, and always accept favorably your sacrifices. 5. May He grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill your every counsel. 6. We will rejoice in your deliverance, and raise our banners in the name of our God; may the Lord fulfill all your wishes. 7. Now I know that the Lord has delivered His anointed one, answering him from His holy heavens with the mighty saving power of His right hand. 8. Some [rely] upon chariots and some upon horses, but we [rely upon and] invoke the Name of the Lord our God. 9. They bend and fall, but we rise and stand firm. 10. Lord, deliver us; may the King answer us on the day we call.
    UPDATE: Jewish Child Safe in Hostage Crisis at Mumbai Chabad House

    His safety and that of his wife, Rivka Holtzberg, is not assured following one of the worst terrorist attacks in India’s history.
    By Joshua Runyan
    Nov 27, 2008

    On Thursday morning, one of the worst terrorist attacks to strike India continued in the financial center of Mumbai. Police and military operations were in progress at several locations, including popular hotels and a Jewish center in the Colaba section of the city.
    Three people, including the toddler son of Rabbi Gavriel and
    Rivka Holtzberg, walked out of Nariman House, home to Mumbai’s Chabad-Lubavitch center. The fate of the parents is unknown, but it is believed they are still inside.
    According to numerous reports, a hostage crisis was still taking place at the center, as well as several hotels where gunmen started shooting late Wednesday. The
    Chabad House offers daily prayer services and Torah classes, and is a popular hangout among Israeli tourists.
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    The rescues came late Thursday morning local time. Various news organizations reported the death toll in the series of attacks as more than 100, with more than 300 injured. The apparently-coordinated strikes, which together form one of the worst incidents to strike India, began when suspected Islamic terrorists came ashore near the Gateway of India monument by boats and immediately targeted the Chabad House and several hotels. They then quickly fanned out to a central train station and other tourist locations.

    Throughout the night, news out of Mumbai worsened. An initial police response was met by heavy resistance; at least three officers, including a top commander, were killed in gun battles. In addition, several explosions rang out at the Taj Mahal Hotel before flames spread through the building.
    Before the attacks, one friend of Gavriel Holtzberg reported receiving an e-mail from the Mumbai rabbi at 11:30 p.m. local time. The Israeli Consulate was in touch with the rabbi, but the line was cut in the middle of the conversation. By daybreak, it was clear that terrorists were occupying the Chabad House, and a rapid-response team from the Indian military took over operations there.
    People are urged to say
    Psalms for Gavriel Noach ben Freida Bluma, Rivka bas Yehudis , and all others affected by the tragedy.
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    Amen and amen.

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    So very true, violence and wars increase tension and those not directly invoved in the problem are harmed or killed for someone to make their point.
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