Hands in The Kitchen, Hearts in Mumbai

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

By now, we all know that Jews were murdered in in India, in Mumbai last week.  Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg,  and kashrus inspector Aryeh Leibish Teitelbaum and some not yet identified, Hashem Yinkom Damam.

Yes, in laid back peaceful India, the place Israelis and others go to escape the pressures of the real world.  Well, the real world is in India, too.

Since Thursday we had been praying for those Jewish hostages, and all others in danger, in the Chabad Nariman House in Mumbai.  Friday morning, Rosh Chodesh Kislev, we prayed for them at Tel Shiloh.  In my house, my husband and I had internet news coming out of India reporting anarchy, battles, attempts at rescue.  It was hard to cook and concentrate on anything.

Specially trained Israeli "emergency medics," from ZAKA arrived in India.  They were hoping to do first aid, but instead they protected the dead, the murdered Jews.

We didn't know any of the people, but our hearts are with their families and friends.

HaMakom Y'Nachem, May G-d Comfort the Mourners...