Thursday, January 18, 2018

PM Netanyahu and Moshe Holtzberg Unveil Memorial

MUMBAI, India—Ten years after terrorists killed close to 170 people and injured hundreds more in a series of attacks throughout the city of Mumbai, Moshe Holtzberg—the only child of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who were murdered in their Chabad House—was joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to unveil the plans for a state-of-the-art Living Memorial at the Nariman (Chabad) House, that commemorate all victims of the attacks.

Netanyahu was welcomed to the center by Rabbi Israel and Chaya Kozlovsky, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai. After signing the guest book, Netanyahu remarked that the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, had told him to ‘kindle light and thus to expel the darkness, for such is the nature of light. When one kindles even but one candle it has the power to banish much darkness’.

Speaking to Moshe at the unveiling of plans for the Living Memorial, the prime minister noted how the boy was “growing and developing beautifully,” and that he would soon be bar mitzvah and would one day raise a family. “The Jewish nation is accompanying you all the way,” said Netanyahu.

Interview with Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg

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