The Emotional Re-Opening of Mumbai’s Jewish Center
I missed this when it occurred, but since we covered this event extensively I thought it good to post this follow up.
Rabbis from across Asia commemorated the re-opening of a Jewish center in Mumbai, which was attacked in 2008 by Pakistan-based terrorists. For the Indian Jewish community, it was an overwhelmingly emotional moment.
25 rabbis from across Asia - including some from Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong - came to Mumbai on Tuesday, August 26, to commemorate the historic re-opening of the Chabad House Jewish cultural centre.
The attacks on the building and other iconic locations in India’s financial capital six years ago claimed the lives of 166 people. Among them were six people from the center, including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife - founders of the Chabad House. Indian forces regained control of the Jewish center several days later and killed two gunmen there.