Holtzbergs' parents to light candles in Mumbai

Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg of Afula, and Nachman and Freida Holtzberg of Brooklyn to light Hanukka menora by Gateway to India monument.

December 25, 2008 15:06
Holtzbergs' parents to light candles in Mumbai

holtzberg 248.88. (photo credit: Courtesy Chabad.org)


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The parents of Mumbai terror victims Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg flew to India Wednesday night to publicly light Hanukka candles at the spot where their children marked the holiday in recent years. Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg lived in Mumbai for five years as emissaries of Chabad. They were killed last month by terrorists who attacked a number of targets in Mumbai, including the Chabad House where the couple lived. A total of six Jews were killed in the Chabad center. On Thursday, in their memory, Rivka's parents, Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg of Afula, and Gavriel's parents, Nachman and Freida of Brooklyn, plan to celebrate the fifth night of the holiday by lighting a Hanukka menora by the Gateway to India monument. According to a Chabad spokesman, Gavriel Holtzberg lit Hanukka candles in that spot in past years. The spokesman added that the monument was also an entry point for the terrorists into the city.

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