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  Shvat 22, 5769 , 16/02/09

Father of Murdered Mumbai Rabbi Vows to Rebuild Chabad

The father of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, the Chabad emissary who was murdered together with his wife in last November’s terror attack in Mumbai, plans to to seek donations from Indians to rebuild the Jewish center, which was badly damaged during the attack. Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg and his wife, Frieda, came for a two-week trip to Mumbai from Brooklyn, together with their sons, Moshe and Avraham, and visited the deserted Chabad House building this past Friday morning.

During his stay here, the rabbi intends to make ties with the local Jewish community, and lead services and host meals for Jewish tourists – something that his son and daughter-in-law once did on a daily basis, frequently doling out hot kosher meals to as many as 50 Jewish travelers each night. "In our estimate, we'll require at least $2 million to get it up and running with enhanced security," he told the Times of India. The Holtzbergs have already collected some funds from the United States and Europe.

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