"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Friday, November 28, 2008

In Memory Of...


I was not home when this email request came in. However Rivka Holtzberg's father asked that girls and women be encouraged to light candles tonight (Friday night November 28) and include a prayer for the family.

If you'd like to light a candle for her soul and the soul of her husband and the other Jewish hostages that were murdered at Nariman House in Mumbai, targeted and murdered specifically because they were Jews, please join me in doing so on Saturday night November 29, 2008.

I'll also be lighting my candle for the other innocents murdered in that city and for those left behind in mourning.


The Rabbi and his wife had a little boy who is two years old. A very brave Indian woman who is believed to have been the cook at Nariman was able to save this little boy's life. He is now orphaned. To support their orphaned young boy please visit http://www.chabadindia.org/.

7 comments:

Babs (Beetle) said...

I find myself speechless, not knowing what to comment. Will this hatred of the Jews never end?

ng2000 said...

Valuable resource of mumbai news summaries: http://www.ng2000.com/blog/2008/11/29/mumbai/

swile67 said...

will say a prayer...so tragic and so tragic what is happening over there...1 Canadian was killed and the other Canadian hostages were let go.

Lauren said...

@Babs and Karyne, I will NEVER understand the justification of this stuff. NEVER! What baffles me even more are statements like what Chopra said, a supposed spiritual leader. [sigh]

LadyBanana said...

Will these atrocities ever end? will this world ever have peace? sadly I think not :(

Ori said...

Thanks God that their little boy's life is safe.
Too saddening that the little boy must lost his parents.

Jessica said...

This makes me so sad. :( I don't think I'll ever understand how people can treat others so horribly.