According to the New York Times, city officials including Borough President Marty Markowitz gathered to express remorse on behalf of New Yorkers over the killings in India of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka Holtzberg.
The Holtzbergs were among hundreds killed or wounded in the coordinated attacks on Westerners in the Indian port city.
“The Holtzbergs could have lived a simple and quiet life in Crown Heights, where Rabbi Holtzberg grew up, but their sense of religious duty took them to India to run Mumbai’s Chabad House, which, under their stewardship, became a comforting home away from home for thousands of Jews. . . The prayers of Brooklynites, New Yorkers and the global community are with the Holtzberg’s family, loved ones, and especially with their 2-year-old son, Moshe, in this tragic time.”
Moshe, though bloodied, survived the terrorist assaults. (Read Times article.)