Monday, December 01, 2008

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Funeral Info

The bodies of the kedoshim (the holy ones) slaughtered at the Chabad House in Mumbai, India are soon to depart for their final journey to Israel.

UPDATED.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Chabad shluchim, Rabbi Gavriel & Rebbitzen Rivka Holtzberg, hy"m:

- The funeral will begin Tuesday, 1:00 PM Israel Standard Time, to begin in Kfar Chabad (Chabad Village outside of Lod) Israel, by the headquarters of Agudas Chassedi Chabad - 770 Kfar Chabad.

- The funeral will proceed to Har HaZeitim (the Mt. of Olives) in Jerusalem.

Rebbitzen Holtzberg's, hy"m parents have announced THEY WILL BE RETURNING TO INDIA to take over the Chabad shlichus (outreach work) of their daughter and son-in-law! They intend to rebuild the Mumbai Chabad House, and raise their orphaned grandson there to take over when he completes his education and is of age.

The orphan Moshe with his grandparents.

8 comments:

Alice said...

"Rebbitzen Holtzberg's, hy"m parents have announced THEY WILL BE RETURNING TO INDIA to take over the Chabad shlichus (outreach work) of their daughter and son-in-law! They intend to rebuild the Mumbai Chabad House, and raise their orphaned grandson there to take over when he completes his education and is of age."

Awesome. These are my favorite kind of people. They are an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

G-d bless you and yours.
Hashem promised us 70 nations that His firstborn will be a light to all nations. Time and again we have proven ourselves to be unworthy of such a blessing.
Yet according to G-d's commandment this chosen nation has reached out to bring us to the 7 noahide laws. May G-d forgive us for all the harm we have done to His first born. blessings.

Neshama said...

Is the Levaya on Monday or Tuesday?
It seems it will be on Tuesday!

Akiva said...

Tuesday, I didn't mention the day which was indeed confusing. Thanks for clarifying Neshama.

Anonymous said...

This boy is clearly mourning. I see his face - this is the face of *Where is my ima?* *Where is my aba?* Where? Where? Where?

Oy - Aba SheBashayim - please have mercy on this child, his family and the greater family of Israel to endure and to see the wisdom in all of this.

Rachel said...

Where did you get the information that the grandparents will be returning to India with the little boy? I have, so far, seen it ONLY on your blog. Please do make sure this is accurate. I have great respect for this blog... please verify this info. Thank you!!!

Akiva said...

Rachel - it was published on a Chabad news website. Directly from the grandfather's words at the funeral, it was either misinterpreted or mispublished.

Rather, the statement should be the grandparents will ensure the Chabad house will be rebuilt, will fill in to get it back up and running, and will ensure it will be turned over to Moshe when he's of age to return there as the Shaliach.

Anonymous said...

Please do not let Moshe return there. For what? He should stay in Israel, I prey he will have a beautiful and lng life with no suffering. He suffered too much already, it is unbereable only to think what happened to him. Hashem keep an eye on that boy, give him strenght, luck and a beautiful and long life, and make him overcome quickly what happened to his parents.

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