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Attack in Mumbai

I woke up today worried that the most terrible thing I would have to deal with was overeating. Instead, over a bowl of Cheerios, my eyes still fuzzy with sleep, my husband informed me that a Chabad house in Mumbai had been taken hostage.

UPDATE: Jewish Child Safe in Hostage Crisis at Mumbai Chabad House (

“Jewish Centre Seized in Mumbai” (BBC News)

“Indian Police Surround Jewish Centre Hit by Gunmen” (Associated Press)

“Israelis and Jews, wherever they are, are under threat,” said Ehud Raz, chief security officer at the Israeli consulate in Mumbai. “They are a target.”

“Series of Attacks in Mumbai Leave at Least 101 People Dead” (Washington Post)

“Some Hostages Freed but Militants Still in Hotel” (NY Times)

Hopefully, today we can all take time out to pray for the victims of this attack. The Jewish names of the rabbi and family involved are below:

Gavriel Noach ben Freida Bluma
Rivkah bas Yehudis
Moshe Tzvi Ben Rivkah.

2 thoughts on “Attack in Mumbai

  1. On Wed night, while listening to the KLOVE network on my car radio, a caller told afternoon drive host Lisa Williams that her parents were working in Mumbai in areas infiltrated by the terrorists and she couldn’t get through to them. We can only ask Hashem, through our Tefilot, to deliver all of the hostages, including our brethren in the Chabad House, identified this morning on the BBC as the “Mumbai Jewish Centre”, and also to see that the Indian government enjoys a free hand to deal with the miscreants who committed these horrendous crimes accordingly.


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