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July 5, 2017 4:47 pm

Son of Murdered Chabad Emissaries Tells Indian Leader He Will Return to Mumbai, Follow in Parents’ Footsteps

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Moshe Holtzberg with Indian PM Narendra Modi and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. Photo: Screenshot.

The son of the two Chabad emissaries murdered during the co-ordinated Islamist terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai on November 26, 2008 — a date Indians refer to as “26/11” — told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday of his ambition to one day be the director of the Chabad center at Nariman House that his parents ran.

“When I get older, I will live there [in Mumbai],” said Moshe Holtzberg, now 11 and living in Israel, as he stood with Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is accompanying the Indian premier during his three-day visit to the Jewish state.

“I will be the director of our Chabad House, with God’s help,” Moshe said.

Moshe was rescued from the attack — in which his parents, Gavriel and Rivka, were killed — by his Indian nanny, Sandra Samuel, who earlier told The Hindu: “Moshe himself will go to India when he grows up. He knows Nariman House is his house, his father’s house and he will visit there.”

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Moshe currently lives in Jerusalem with the family of his maternal grandfather, Rabbi Shimon Rozenberg.

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  • Joy Daniels Brower

    What an enlightening and heartwarming report from Israel!! I learned SO MUCH that I had not known before about the Israeli-Indian relationship – and how vibrant it has become and promises ever more to be!! May God bless both countries and their peoples and may that friendship be a light unto the world!

    And the “piece de resistance” was little Moshe, now 11, and son of the murdered Chabad emissaries in Mumbai, greeting PM Modi with a promise to return to India when he’s older! Then PM Netanyahu promises to take Moshe with him when he pays a state visit to India next year! Just a GREAT story!

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