Thursday, November 27, 2008

Breaking News! Prayers needed...

At this moment my colleague Rabbi Gabi Holtzberg and his wife, the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai, along with other Israeli Tourists, are hostages in their Chabad House in the horrific terrorist attacks on the city. Their infant son has been released with the nanny, however reports indicate that the Rabbi and his wife are "unconscious, but alive". Hundreds of commandos surround the house and it seems that a full-scale assault is imminent.

I'm BEGGING of you: while everything must be done - and IS being done - by the forces to rescue the hostages, we know that it is within the hands of each of us to storm the Heavens and pray to G-d that this situation and all other terrible current circumstances in Mumbai are resolved peacefully immediately.

Please say a Prayer, perhaps Psalm 20: http://www.chabad.org/library/article.asp?aid=6320&jewish=Chapter-20.htm&lang=en and give Tzedaka for the Chabad Rabbi and his family (Holtzberg), the Israeli tourists and all the good people of Mumbai, INDIA.

Terrorists have attacked tourist sites in Bombay including the Chabad house and are seeking people with British and American passports.

http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/772546/jewish/Update-in-Mumbai.htm


Please have in mind Gavriel Noach Ben Freida Bluma and Rivkah Bas Yehudis (Rabbi & Rebbitzin Holtzberg.) The Israeli foreign ministry spoke to him a few hours ago but has not heard from him since and there is an attack on his street.

Don't stop with a prayer; please take it one step further and remember that a small act of "light" in one part of the world can dispel darkness wherever it may be. Do a mitzvah:

a) Give charity in their merit
b) Men: Put on Tefillin today; if you already did, see to it that someone
who hasn't yet, should.
c) Women: Resolve to light candles tomorrow evening; if you already do, see to it that someone who hasn't yet, should.

May G-d bring peace to our pained and darkened world!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how to express the deep sorrow for this tragedy that affected the Lubavitch family. I can see more clearly now how much responsibility we have in honouring their efforts in life and their commitment with Judaism. I can only think of all the shlichim I have known in my life and how much they all contributed light to my own life. May Hashem guide us through the darkness. Aida.

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