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Rabbi Covered Wife's Body with a Tallit Before He was Killed
arutz 7 ^ | 11-29-08 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 11/29/2008 11:25:40 PM PST by Nachum

(IsraelNN.com) Details of the tragic aftermath of the terrorist massacre in Mumbai's Chabad House have become available.

WARNING: some readers may find the descriptions disturbing.

The bodies of Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, and kashrus inspector Aryeh Leibish Teitelbaum, were found in the Mumbai Chabad House library, with holy books in front of them. According to ZAKA emergency service, the body of the Rabbi's wife Rivka was found covered with a tallit, which her husband had managed to cover her with.

The bodies of the two other women who were killed along with Rivka Holtzberg were found tied with telephone cables. The women had apparently been bound before they were killed.

Rabbi Holzberg in Mumbai (2nd from right) Flash 90

ZAKA volunteers in Mumbai Chabad House ZAKA ZAKA prevent autopsies "After security forces completed the takeover of the Chabad House, ZAKA volunteers undertook the task of locating and extricating the bodies of the missing," ZAKA announced. "Six bodies were located and extricated during the course of the Sabbath. The operation was undertaken among the ruins despite risk of life, and the danger from exposed grenades," the hareidi-run group said.

ZAKA emissaries reportedly struggled through the Sabbath to prevent the bodies of the Jewish victims from being taken by local authorities for autopsies.

The sole terrorist who survived the Mumbai attacks told police that the attack on Chabad House was part of the squads' original plan. The terrorists planned to take hostages from the hotels and Chabad House and then use them to bargain for safe passage out of Mumbai, according to the Times of India.

Israeli pathologist being sent Israeli officials said Saturday night that it appeared that Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife Rivka were killed during the first hours of the takeover of Beit Chabad by terrorists.

Voice of Israel Radio reported that nine bodies were found in Mumbai's Chabad House, and apparently seven were Israeli. Three have not yet been identified. Israel is sending a forensic pathology specialist to Mumbai to assist in the identification.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: covered; india; kit; kitandkaboodle; mohammedanism; mumbai; rabbi; tallit; wife

1 posted on 11/29/2008 11:25:41 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
It really is not a bright idea for terrorists to hit Israeli's in other countries. The U.S. will send in a team to kit terrorist assets or get them with Predators.

The Israeli's will send them cell phones with a shaped charge in the earpiece and take them out with a call. Bad idea for the Paki’s to kit folks in other countries.

Oh and did anyone notice that CNN called them militants and not terrorists?

2 posted on 11/29/2008 11:34:48 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation or more.)
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To: JSteff

Yeah? So exactly what is US planning to do against Pakistan?


3 posted on 11/29/2008 11:39:13 PM PST by moreofthesame
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To: Nachum

Compassionate Father Who dwells on high, in His powerful compassion may he remember with compassion the devout, the upright, and the blameless ones, the holy communities who gave their lives for the sanctification of the Divine Name
Those who were beloved and pleasant in their lifetime were not parted in their death.
They were quicker than eagles and stronger than lions
to do the will of their Creator’s will and the wish of their Rock.
May our G-d remember them for good with the other righteous of the world.
May He bring retribution before our eyes for the spilled blood of His servants.
As is written in the Torah of Moses, the man of G-d,
“Sing aloud, nations of His people, because He will avenge the blood of His servants and He will bring retribution on His adversaries; and He will expiate His land and His people.” (Deuteronomy 32:43)
And by the hands of Your servants, the prophets, is written saying,
“Though I cleanse, their bloodshed I will not cleanse when G-d dwells in Zion.” (Joel 4:21)
And in the Holy Writings it is said,
“Why should the nations say, ‘Where is their G-d?’ Let it be known among the nations, before our eyes, the avenging of Your servants’ spilled blood.” (Psalms 79:10).
And it says “For the Avenger of blood has remembered them; He has not forgotten the cry of the humble.” (Psalms 9:13).
And it says, “He will judge the nations filled with corpses,
He will crush the head of the large land. From a river along the way he shall drink, therefore he may lift up his head.” (Psalms 110:6-7)


4 posted on 11/29/2008 11:53:57 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: Nachum

“WARNING: some readers may find the descriptions disturbing.”

I would hope so!


5 posted on 11/29/2008 11:59:56 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: moreofthesame
Yeah? So exactly what is US planning to do against Pakistan?

Well, the One will talk with them. Problem solved. Kumbaya.

6 posted on 11/30/2008 12:01:39 AM PST by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: moreofthesame
Yeah? So exactly what is US planning to do against Pakistan?

Sit back and do nothing. India and Israel will be doing the heavy lifting on them.

7 posted on 11/30/2008 12:54:43 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Centurion2000

Israel wont be involved. And as usual US will rush in to defend Pakistan the moment India decides to go after them, mark my words.


8 posted on 11/30/2008 1:01:08 AM PST by moreofthesame
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To: Centurion2000

The reports from Bombay (Mumbai) are so awful I am almost ready to condone a nuclear first Strike by India on Pakistan. Take out their atomic bombs, bomb factories, and major cities. Let them feel the pain. While their at it—take out Osama’s HQ just to be on the safe side. Cold but fueled by anger.


9 posted on 11/30/2008 3:29:46 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: JSteff
send in a team to kit terrorist assets or get them with Predators.

Bad idea for the Paki’s to kit folks in other countries.

First aid kits?

Model kits?

Three-alarm-chili kits?

What kind of kits are you talking about?

10 posted on 11/30/2008 4:26:52 AM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Nachum

Kaddish....


11 posted on 11/30/2008 6:32:49 AM PST by onedoug
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To: moreofthesame

In a war between India and Pak there is only one thing to do. Sell Popcorn.


12 posted on 11/30/2008 7:14:09 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Anyone who knows anything about Pakistan will tell you that the government is highly disorganized with many competing power centers.

It is highly likely that this attack was carried out by “rogue elements” in the ISI, without the approval of “the government.”

The rough equivalent would be an attack launched by a rogue element within the French intelligence agenciues on the USA, with the purpose of disrupting improving relations between the US and France.

Would attacking the (possibly) innocent government of France and its (certainly) innocent civilians be the best response? Wouldn’t a “forcefully encouraged” purge of the French security agencies work better? Besides actually going after the real villains, it would foil their long term plans.


13 posted on 11/30/2008 11:51:03 AM PST by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: humblegunner

kit was supposed to be KILL.


14 posted on 11/30/2008 1:25:50 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation or more.)
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To: JSteff
kit was supposed to be KILL.

Wow, that's a stretch. Twice in a row?

Use English much?

15 posted on 11/30/2008 1:27:28 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: moreofthesame
Do you follow history at all? Do you?

If not visit northern/western Pak. It is the wild west. They make their own guns there, a real cottage industry.

Those that are too much like Osama wannabees get Predator airmails.

16 posted on 11/30/2008 1:32:19 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation or more.)
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To: Sherman Logan

True, the rogue elements need to be attacked. Why would Pakistan want a war?


17 posted on 11/30/2008 1:47:02 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

There are groups IN Pakistan, and unfortunately probably within the government of Pakistan, that want a war.

This is because a war is their best chance of achieving personal power.

This is the exact same strategy that Osama has proclaimed loudly on a global scale.

I find it quite odd that those who claim most loudly to be opposed to the RIFs are the most anxious to help them implement their plans.


18 posted on 11/30/2008 7:28:53 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Maybe Pakistan needs to be cleaned out. Maybe they need to lose a war or two.


19 posted on 11/30/2008 9:30:24 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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