Update 6… We are saddened to report!!!

Posted on November 28, 2008. Filed under: Ad Mossai, Baruch Dayan Haemes, CNN reports, CrownHeight.INFO reports, holtzberg krinsky, jewish tragedy in india, mumbai israeli jewish hostages chabad, pray for jews in mumbai, prayer for jews in mumbai, psalms mombay attack, teitelbaum in mumbai, Uncategorized, We WANT Moshiach NOW!!! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


With GREAT heartache and sadness, we have been informed through many NEWS agencies that as for now, it SEEMS like the Shluchim of the Rebbe, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg (the emessaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Mumbai in India), have been murdered by the vicious murderers.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes!!!

May G-d, A-l-mighty, avenge the bloods of those holy individuals!!!

According to CrownHeights.INFO, the NEWS piece is as follows:

Boruch Dayan Hoemes – Shluchim Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg OBM

Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, the beloved directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, were killed during one of the worst terrorist attacks to strike India in recent memory.

Jewish communities around the world reacted with shock to the loss of the couple, who were killed Thursday at their Chabad House during an apparent standoff between Indian military forces and terrorists.

Their toddler son, Moshe, managed to escape with his nanny some hours before Indian commandos stormed their building, known as the Nariman House, in the popular touristy neighborhood of Colaba. The Associated Press reported that the boy was unharmed, but was wearing blood-soaked pants.

Levaya information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes”.

Baruch Dayan Emet. Hashem Yekon Damom.

For extended coverage and pictures of son the Shliach and Chabad House in Mumbai, and other pictures, please go to: CrownHeights.INFO

While we wish it wasn’t true, at times like this, it is too difficult to convey emotions in words!!!

While we are saddened by the tragedy of these brutal murderers, we MUST stand strong and say:

“Hashem! Ad-Mosai??? We WANT Moshiach, NOW!!!”

It is a Miracle and by Divine Providence that their baby son who has NOT even become 3 was saved by the maid and the cook as they slipped-out of the building!!!

There have been some more names that we found, among the countless, other precious Jewish souls whose whereabouts are still unknown…


We ask that you continue your efforts of prayers for them and we ask you that you would Please say Tehillim (Psalm) Chapter 20 for (the English translation is on the bottom):

· Rabbi Teitelbaum (Aryeh Leibish ben Elta Nechama Maltshi)

· Rabbi Chroman (Bentzion ben Elka)

  • Moshe Tzvi Ben Rivkah (the Shluchim’s young son)

We still urge, EVRYONE to say Tehillim for the rest of the Jewish people finding themselves in the area which G-d forbid, may still, Rachamana Litzlan be in the harm’s way:

Therefore, we are, again, posting the Tehillim as follows:

The English translated text is as follows (We thank Chabad.org for this text):

1. For the conductor, a song of David.

2. May the L-o-rd answer you on a day of distress; may the name of the G-o-d of Jacob fortify you.

3. May He send your aid from His sanctuary, and may He support you from Zion.

4. May He remember all your meal offerings and may He accept your fat burnt offerings forever.

5. May He give you as your heart [desires], and may He fulfill all your counsel.

6. Let us sing praises for your salvation, and let us assemble in the name of our G-o-d; may the L-o-rd fulfill all your requests.

7. Now I know that the L-o-rd saved His anointed; He answered him from His holy heavens; with the mighty acts of salvation from His right hand.

8. These trust in chariots and these in horses, but we-we mention the name of the L-o-rd our G-o-d.

9. They kneel and fall, but we rise and gain strength.

10. O L-o-rd, save [us]; may the King answer us on the day we call.

We have found the following NEWS release which includes a short Obituary about the Shluchim to Mumbai, (A”H) on Chabad.org which we are sharing with you:

“As the day wore on Friday in Mumbai, with no resolution at hand to what is now called by local news outlets as India’s worst terrorist attack in history, people worldwide anxiously awaited word on the fate of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg and others held hostage in their Chabad-Lubavitch center. Prayers continued around the clock, and a fund was established to help relief efforts in Mumbai at www.ChabadIndia.org.

Concurring reports indicated that at least one American rabbi and one Israeli rabbi, both kosher supervisors who had traveled to Mumbai on business, were in the Chabad House when suspected Islamic terrorists took the building by force Wednesday night local time. Other reports from news organizations and field personnel say that as many as 10 people could be in the Chabad House, not including anywhere from two to five gunmen.

The Holtzbergs arrived in Mumbai in 2003 to serve the small local Jewish community, visiting businesspeople and the throngs of tourists, many of them Israeli, who annually travel to the seaside city.

Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, was born in Israel and moved to the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., with his parents when he was nine. A prodigious student, Holtzberg was a two-time champion in a competition of memorizing the Mishnah, a compendium of rabbinical enactments redacted in the second century C.E.

He studied at yeshivas in New York and Argentina, and as a rabbinical student served communities in Thailand and China under the Summer Rabbinical Visitation Program run by Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of Chabad-Lubavitch.

His 28-year-old wife, born Rivkah Rosenberg, is a native of Afula, Israel. Chayki Rosenberg described her sister as dedicated to helping Jews.

She “gives lots of classes for women at the Chabad House,” Rosenberg told The Jerusalem Post.

Friends described her as always having a positive outlook and a kind word for everyone.

Two years ago, the Holtzbergs raised funds to purchase the current location of the Chabad House, a five-story building in Mumbai’s Colaba market area known as Narimon House. They operate a synagogue, teach Torah classes, provide drug rehabilitation services, and host scores of people for weekly Shabbat meals. A trained ritual circumciser and slaughterer, the rabbi also conducts weddings for local Jewish couples.

The last word heard from the couple came in the form of a phone call the rabbi placed to the Israeli Consulate shortly after the beginning of the attacks. The line went dead in the middle of the conversation. Based on the accounts attributed to the nanny who escaped to safety with the Holtzbergs’ toddler son Moshe, the couple and at least two others were believed to be unconscious.

Shots Fired at Chabad House

Beginning in the early morning Friday, Indian commandos began a full-fledged assault on the Chabad House, with troops airlifted in by helicopter while snipers trained their sites through windows from locations surrounding the building. Footage broadcast by IBN, CNN’s affiliate network in India, showed a person waving what appeared to be a Jewish prayer shawl from a mid-floor window after the military assault began.

As of 3:30 p.m. local time, the military was reported to be in control of the upper two floors of the building and working their way downward. Numerous shots and apparent grenade explosions rang out throughout the day.

News reports placed the death toll in the crisis at more than 125, with more than 327 people injured. The attacks began when suspected Islamic terrorists came ashore near the Gateway to India monument carrying plastic explosives, grenades and machine guns and quickly fanned out to a restaurant, the Chabad House, several luxury hotels, a hospital and two train stations.

On Friday morning, the Associated Press reported that Lt. Gen. N. Thamburaj held a press conference about security operations aimed at retaking the hotels and the Chabad House.

“It’s just a matter of a few hours that we’ll be able to wrap up things,” said the general.

To contribute to the Jewish community relief fund, click here.”

According to CNN, and CNN-IBN, the following phone numbers have been released for more information:

International hot lines

India: Mumbai: JJ Hospital, 91 22 2373-5555; Mumbai: St. George Hospital, 91 98 6905-0622; Mumbai: Police control room, 91 22 2262-5020, 91 22 2262-1855; New Delhi: Indian External Affairs Ministry: +91-11-23015300

Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs offers these numbers: In Australia: 1-800-002 214. Australians overseas, call 61 2 6261-3305.

UK: The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs is directing concerned UK nationals to call 44 (0)20 7008-0000

U.S.: The State Department has established a Consular Call Center: The number is 888-407-4747.

For Canadians in India call 1-800-387-3124. In Canada call 613-996-8885.”

Mumbai’s Chabad House, situated near the sites of destruction, is a popular stop for Israeli tourists. The Holtzbergs offer a host of programs, including providing kosher food, to locals and visitors alike.

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We hope and pray that we will hear good news very soon.

May Hashem answer our prayers and I will share good news when I have it.


*** We WANT Moshiach, Now!!! ***

By the way, You, too, can help hasten the coming of Moshiach, by doing ONE more Mitzvah.

*** We WANT Moshiach, Now!!! ***

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