Skip to comments.Rabbi Covered Wife's Body with a Tallit Before He was Killed
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.
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?
Yeah? So exactly what is US planning to do against Pakistan?
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)
“WARNING: some readers may find the descriptions disturbing.”
I would hope so!
Well, the One will talk with them. Problem solved. Kumbaya.
Sit back and do nothing. India and Israel will be doing the heavy lifting on them.
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.
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.
Bad idea for the Pakis to kit folks in other countries.
First aid kits?
What kind of kits are you talking about?
In a war between India and Pak there is only one thing to do. Sell Popcorn.
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.
kit was supposed to be KILL.
Wow, that's a stretch. Twice in a row?
Use English much?
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.
True, the rogue elements need to be attacked. Why would Pakistan want a war?
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.
Maybe Pakistan needs to be cleaned out. Maybe they need to lose a war or two.