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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mumbai, India's Rabbi's Family Taken

Faraway Mumbai, India has a Jewish community. Terrorists attacked British and American citizens and have kidnapped 7 to 15 today. Rabbi and Mrs. Gavriel Holtzberg and their son Moshe's whereabouts are unknown. They may be among those kidnapped. Rabbi Holzberg is with Chabad, who notified us today and asked for prayers for all taken. Eighty-two people have been killed in the attack so far.

Update: Thanksgiving Day

While the Rabbi and his wife lie on the floor unconscious, the cook in the building, Sandra Samuel, escaped with their 2 year old son Moshe. One report is that the couple may be dead along with a 16 year old. Six people were in the quarters with the Rabbi's family. The dead found now is up to 130 persons in the city which is the capital of Maharashtra.

The terrorists are evidently Muslim extremists.

Update: 11/28/08 The young rabbi and his wife were slain. The baby was saved by the cook and is now with his grandparents.
Chabad of Oregon

Contact:Marcus Sheff: 011-972-2-6236427, mailto:ma@marcuss@theisraelproject.orgLeah Soibel: 011-972-2-6236427, leahs@theisraelproject.org

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