Hoboken tragedy in Mumbai
Hoboken411 received this letter from Rabbi Moshe Z Schapiro:
Mumbai Memorial to be held at Boys & Girls Club
So many of you have called and emailed expressing your pain and shock over the terrible tragedy that took place last week.
Judaism teaches us that we must turn our pain into action, and when darkness befalls us, we must add another light and another good deed to combat the forces of evil.
On this note, we are inviting the entire community to a Memorial Service, where we will pray, reflect, mourn and resolve to go forward.
Please join the community at large as we share our thoughts and prayers for the victims of the recent terror attacks in Mumbai. Rabbi Gavriel & Rivkah Holtzberg, Chabad Lubavitch emissaries to Mumbai, were murdered along with their guests as they were held hostage by the terrorists in the Chabad House. We will gather to remember them along with the other victims in Mumbai, to eternalize their holy work, and to continue the spreading of light and goodness in the world.
We will show a short video presentation in honor of the Holtzbergs and remember all of the other innocent people who were so brutally murdered.
Mayor David Roberts as well as other local dignitaries and area Rabbis will be in attendance .
The Memorial will take place on THURSDAY night, 4th December at the Boys and Girls Club 8-9 pm
Please invite all of your friends to join us for this very momentous occasion and may we be comforted, and henceforth enjoy peace and goodness in all of our lives.
Many of you asked how you can help: A website has been set up where you can donate to a fund that will support little Moishe Holtzberg (who was so courageously rescued by his nanny Sandra Samuel, but who now remains an orphan crying out for his ‘mother’). You can also add your resolution, your thoughts and your memories and learn more about this remarkable couple who were selfless and righteous.