Help for familes of terror attacks in Mumbai

Update on Mumbai (AKA: Bombay) – Help for families of the people Murdered in Mumbai

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Here’s some information that we thought you’ve been looking for:

Recently, we have been receiving large number of requests for the information on the legitimate funds to help the families of the 5 victims, HY”D (stands for: “Hashem Yikom Damamwhich means: “May G-d, A-l-mighty, avenge the bloods of those holy individuals!!!”) of the Mumbai brutal & in-humane attacks on the holy souls who were murdered Simply for being Jewish.

Everyone asks:

WHAT can WE do?!?!?!”


So, we looked in a few places…


There are a few things you can do:

Go to this website and Do A Good Deed and Light Up the World



As far as we know, as for the fundraiser for the surviving son of the holy Rabbi & Rabbitzen (Rabbi Gavriel-Noach & Rivkah) Holtzberg, HY”D the ONLY approved organization by the family is:

ChabadLubavitch Headquarters in New-York (which is also known as and they have set-up the following website to get more information:

is for the Chabad of Mumbai Relief Fund to benefit:

a. The Holtzberg Children Fund

(we have ALL seen little Moshe’s pictures, all over the net


Videos of him crying for his parents at the funeral)


b. The Chabad House Rebuilding Fund


c. BOTH Causes


OR IF you’d like to Donate by Mail or Phone:


(We’d like to remind you

to please, pay-attention and to

Make-Sure to CORRECTLY make

your checks payable to: “Chabad of Mumbai Relief Fund”)


Send checks to:
Chabad of Mumbai Relief Fund
770 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Checks can be any currency

By Phone: (718) 774-4000

*** All receipts will be issued in US dollar funds.

The Holtzbergs, HY”D had another son, Dov-Ber, A”H (stands for: “Alav Hashalom

which means: “May Peace Be Upon him!!!”) who passed-away last-week from Tay-Sachs Disease (abbreviated TSD, also known as GM2 gangliosidosis, Hexosaminidase A deficiency or Sphingolipidosis).

We’d like to take this opportunity to urge ALL of our friends from Ashkenazi (Eastern European Jewish) decent to get checked for Tay-Sachs, BEFORE getting married since IF you & your financai (or already the spouse) would BOTH be the carriers of the gene for this disease, you MAY produce children who MAY be susceptible to this disease.

NOTHING is for sure, since we know that G-d is in control of the world and He makes miracles ALL the time!!!


We are also including some little information about the other murdered people…

From some of the e-mails we have received, the following is a short obituary, we have gathered about those holy individuals who perished in the name of the G-d, A-l-mighty, simply because: “They were Jewish individuals!!!”

To their families and friends and all other who had merited to have met or known them, we apologize IF the following does NOT do justice to the real personality of these Tzaddikim who were simply murdered because of Anti-Semitism!!!

Unfortunately, we were NEVER, meritorious to have met or known them and we ONLY know of what others who describe them…

In addition to the special souls, the Holtzbergs, HY”D, there were four other Jews with especially holy souls who were murdered in the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.

Herein follows a profile – courtesy of the Yeshiva World News website:

So, as far as we know, for the other victims, we have been, Thank G-d, successful to find a few Funds that we don’t know much about, other than the fact that they seem to be viable.

Also, we’d like to hereby, send special Thanks to our friend from Temunot and Stuff with the following Blog who helped locate the Funds which have been set-up to help the families of those K’doshim:

The information is as follows:

· Rav Aryeh Leibish Teitlebaum, HY”D

Teitelbaum Orphan Fund which can be found at:

There is also a Blog as follows:

In Yerushalayim’s Toldos Avraham-Yitzchak Beis-Medresh, that Shabbos was a painful one, one during which Chassidim exhibited great difficulty trying to overcome the pain, sorrow and loss, seeking to embrace the Shabbos Malka.

According to community leaders, Rav Aryeh Leibish was  a well-know figure, one who was regarded for his profound Torah knowledge as well as his ability to welcome everyone on an equal level, always part of the tzibur, always there for those in need.

Rav Aryeh-Leibish was born 37 years ago, on 23 Sh’vat 5731 to HaRav HaTzaddik Rav Nachum-Ephraim Teitlebaum Shalita, the Volover Rebbe of America.

Rav Aryeh-Leibish was a dominant figure in the Rebbe’s kashrus organization, one known for its pristine standard.

Rav Aryeh-Leibish studied in Binyan-Dovid Yeshiva in Williamsburg, under the direction of Rav Chanina-Avraham Leitner, ZATZAL.

His keen abilities quickly became apparent to all.

A number of people who knew him from childhood, testify to his unique character, abilities and his sensibilities to the troubles of others. At age 16 he exhibited his total familiarity with Hilchos Shabbos.

His knowledge was not superficial, but he would cite sources in depth, from a Gemara to the last detail of a Tur Beis Yosef.

Of late, he also ran a G’mach to assist avreichim whose children were getting married.

His adherence to honoring his parents was exceptional, and despite the geographical distance, he was known to be his father, the Rebbe’s right hand. Even this last trip, he decided at the last moment to travel to India to inspect a factory to assist the Rebbe Shalita, a trip that was logistically difficult for him at this time.

His last conversation was with his Rabbitzen, who immediately tried making contact with him following the breaking news of the attack, but without success.

His last Shabbos in Eretz-Yisrael was spent in Beit-Shemesh together with his father-in-law the Toldos Avraham Yitzchak Rebbe Shalita.

At the tisch, the Rebbe gave him a long gaze, finally signaling him to start a Niggun.

He started a Chabad Niggun, “L’E-l-o-k-kim Dami Nafshi Ki Elecha Tikvasi”.

Rav Aryeh-Leibish is survived by his Rabbitzen, 8 children, the oldest of which celebrated his bar mitzvah about six months ago. The youngest is 10 months.


· Reb Bentzion Kruman, HY”D

The website for the fund is as follows:

The residents of Kiryas-Bobov in Beit-Yam were having difficult accepting the painful news, that the young avreich, Reb Bentzion Kruman is no longer with them.

Reb Bentzion, too, was among the victims in the Mumbai Chabad House, a Mashgiach for the Volover Rebbe of Boro-Park Shalita. He is survived by a wife and three children, with the oldest being 3.5 and the youngest 3 months.

Bentzi, as he was known, was a popular figure, someone who friends explain “got along with everyone”.

Reb Bentzion was named after Rav Bentzion of Bobov, HY”D ZY”A.

His father is a pillar of Torah, and Reb Bentzion was raised in a home where learning was not just a daytime activity. His mother toils to ensure her husband is permitted to continue occupying the halls of the Beis Medresh.

He was educated in his early years in Bobov-Yeshiva in Bat-Yam and from there to Yeshiva Kochav- Yaakov.

He was married in 5762 to the daughter of Rav Dovid Levin of Ganei-Tikvah.

Shortly after their wedding, they settled in Bat-Yam, near Reb Bentzion’s parents.

The young couple decided not to burden the parents, and they purchased their home with their own funds, and Bentzi then entered into the kashrus world, deciding to be self-sufficient, not wishing to place the burden of supporting his family on anyone else.

This, however did not bring an end to his limudim, and he had a late night Shiur and was a regular occupant of the large Bobov Beis Medresh in Bat Yam during the nighttime hours.

Of late, it was known that he added to his daily learning Seder and he was in the Beis Medresh until the very late hours of the night. During the last Yomim Noraim, friends commented on the intensity of his T’fillos.

His last visit to India was delayed over and over again due to difficulties pertaining to his visa.

Last Motzei Shabbos he finally left, and was scheduled to return on Wednesday.

He packed-up his belongings in the hotel and headed to the Mumbai Chabad House to say goodbye to Rav Gavriel-Noach and Rabbitzen Rivka, to daven and to thank them for their hospitality.

It appears the terrorists arrived shortly after him – and it is believed he tried to run to safety.

His body was found on the fifth floor, shot at point-blank range.

The Vaad HaRabbonim for Tzedakah in Eretz-Yisrael has launched a keren to assist his family – Keren Rav Bentzion Kruman, HY”D – Keren number 2732.

Donations in Eretz-Yisrael may be made by phoning 1-800-223-636 or *072.


· Mrs. Norma Schwartzblatt-Rabinowitz, HY”D

Mrs. Norma Schwartzblatt-Rabinowitz was planning to make aliyah to Israel on Monday.

The 70-year-old member of the Mexico Jewish community was volunteering during recent months in the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.

This week, Mrs. Rabinowitz was planning to move to Eretz-Yisrael to join her son and his family who live in B’nei-B’rak.

It was Norma who phoned Israeli consular officials in Delhi on Thursday, with a gun pointed to her head.

She told consular officials there were four bodies, including Rabbi and Mrs. Holtzberg.

Because she is a Mexican national, a request was made via Interpol to inform her son and family in Eretz-Yisrael, as well as family members in Mexico.

· Yocheved Orpaz, HY”D

On Thursday, Avi Orpaz was anxiously awaiting the return of his mother Yocheved, 62, from India, where she traveled to visit her daughter Ayala and her two grandchildren.

They began understanding what was taking place in Mumbai, fearing the worst, trying frantically to get in touch with Yocheved.

On Motzei Shabbos, they received official notification, the bitter news that she was among the dead.

Orli Yezdi-Ogev, Yocheved’s sister cannot believe this is really happening. “She traveled to India to see her family, her daughter and grandchildren who she missed so much”.

The mother of four, from Givatayim, Yocheved is described by friends as “someone with a big heart”.

Avi is still unable to refer to his mother in past tense.

Alon, another son, left before Shabbos for India in the hope of finding his mother. They used all their connections and contacted many Israelis with family and friends in India, hoping to track down their mother.

She arrived at the Nariman Chabad-House in Mumbai and sent Ayala an email, informing her she had arrived safely. (Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


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