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  • The Worldwide Effect of the Rebbe on Judaism Cannot Be Attributed to Any One Reason

    03/01/2015 2:11:25 AM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/01/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    During the darkest times, Hashem sent Mordechai to shine a light and renew people's faith. His battle wasn't limited to the physical and the natural. As a first step, he strengthened the Torah education of Jewish children and gathered the people to return to Hashem. The darkest part of the Egyptian exile caused Hashem to send Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses) into the world. Were one to pin their success to some characteristic of theirs, no matter how lofty a trait, one would miss the mark. No one set of attributes allowed Moshe to bring the 10 plagues upon the enemies of...
  • Thoughts on the 7th of Adar (Moses' birthday) and the Miracles of Today

    02/26/2015 4:21:12 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 02/26/2015 | Yomin Postelnik
    Today is the 7th of the month of Adar on the Jewish (Torah) calendar. It is the birthday of Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses) and also the anniversary of his passing. On this exact day four years ago, Hosni Mubarak, then President of Egypt, was forced to resign. What made the already incredible timing extra significant, is that every few years there are 2 months of Adar (a Biblical "leap year") and Moshe/Moses was actually born on the 7th of the first month of Adar. Four years ago, that was the case, it was the 7th of Adar I. The reverberations of...
  • Lots and Lots of Rabbis Who Change the World

    11/23/2014 4:12:53 PM PST · by Phinneous · 5 replies
    Chabad Online Live, Weblog ^ | 11/23/14 | COLLive
    Link to the (ongoing) "Kinut haShluchim" Conference of the Emissaries, the rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement throughout the US (all stated but SD!) and abroad.
  • The Canaris Cover-Up

    01/21/2014 9:16:00 PM PST · by cmorse · 26 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Jan. 21, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    By Chuck Morse author of Was Hitler a Leftist? The Chabad Lubavitch Hassidic movement has requested that Yad Vashem recognize Nazi Admiral Wilhelm Canaris as a Righteous Gentile. Chief of the Abwehr, the Nazi intelligence service, Canaris played a key role in saving the lives of the Chabad Rebbe Yitzhak Yosef Schneerson and his family along with an estimated 500 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943 according to numerous testimonies. Canaris has also been credited with using his position to convince Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco to stay out of the war and to stop a kidnapping and murder plot...
  • The Sun Never Sets on Chabad's Empire

    10/31/2013 7:25:05 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 40 replies
    The Jewish Week ^ | 10/30/13 | Jonathan Mark
    Thirty-three miles into the Arctic Circle, in the village of Kotzebue, Alaska, where more than 70 percent of the people are Eskimo, the local elementary school had guests one day: two Chabad shluchim (emissaries) from Anchorage, some 550 miles away. The children showed them Eskimo dances from the Inupiat tribe. The shluchim danced chasidic dances. Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz asked, “Did any of you ever meet a Jew?” One girl raised her hand, yes, and she pointed to her mother, the fifth grade teacher. The mother had intermarried with a native man. The mother asked if the visitors could tell something...
  • The Sanctity of Human Life [Rosh Hashanah greetings]

    09/04/2013 9:46:19 AM PDT · by hlmencken3 · 21 replies
    Lubavitch International ^ | Summer/Autumn 1991 | Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
    The Sanctity of Human Life A Message from the Rebbe Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson The month of Tishrei, the first month of the year on the Jewish calendar, is generally a time for introspection when we pause to reflect on how well we have conducted ourselves in the past year, and resolve to improve further in the New Year. Thus, it is interesting to consider why it is that Rosh Hashana, which is the first day of the Jewish year, commemorates not the first day of creation, but rather the sixth--the day that man, Adam was created. The introduction of...
  • Iran agent monitoring Chabad arrested in Bulgaria

    04/22/2013 4:02:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | April 22, 2013 01:01 | by Benjamin Weinthal
    SNIPPET: "BERLIN – Bulgarian police officers last summer arrested a Canadian citizen linked to the Iranian government who engaged in surveillance of the local Chabad center in the capital of Sofia, a well-placed and reliable local source told The Jerusalem Post last week, on condition of anonymity due to security reasons. An Iranian-sponsored female agent in her 50s, holding a Canadian passport, traveled from Istanbul to Sofia several weeks after the bombing of the Israeli tour bus in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas in July 2012. She was arrested on her first day in Sofia after the Bulgarian...
  • Jundal Directed Chabad House Terrorists

    07/04/2012 8:35:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    BJL ^ | 7/4/12 | staff
    New Delhi: Key 26/11 handler Abu Jundal, during his interrogation, has reportedly admitted that he gave instructions to Abu Al Kasa, one of the ten terrorists who carried the mayhem across Mumbai in 2008, to kill Jewish people in Chabad House on November 27. It is being learnt that Abu Jundal, also known as Abu Hamza, had given directions to terrorists at Trident Oberoi hotel on November 27. Jundal was one of the Pakistani handlers who was giving instructions to the 26/11 terrorists. He reportedly identified targets for the 26/11 attacks. The attacks which began on 26 November and lasted...
  • Israel to sell $1.6 billion in arms to Iran's neighbor Azerbaijan

    02/26/2012 8:15:03 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2012 | AMY TEIBEL
    Israel to sell $1.6 billion in arms to Iran's neighbor Azerbaijan The sales come at a delicate time. Israel has been laboring hard to form diplomatic alliances in a region that seems to be growing increasingly hostile to the Jewish state. JERUSALEM — Israeli defense officials Sunday confirmed $1.6 billion in deals to sell drones as well as anti-aircraft and missile-defense systems to Azerbaijan, bringing sophisticated Israeli technology to the doorstep of archenemy Iran. The sales by state-run Israel Aerospace Industries come at a delicate time. Israel has been laboring hard to form diplomatic alliances in a region that seems...
  • Azerbaijan Thwarts Terror Attack Against Israel, Jewish Targets

    01/24/2012 12:43:11 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | Published 01:48 23.01.12Latest update 01:48 23.01.12 | By Eli Shvidler
    "Azerbaijan thwarts terror attack against Israeli, Jewish targets Security official in Baku links Iran to planned operation; three men detained." SNIPPET: "Three men were detained last week after planning to attack two Israelis employed by a Jewish school in Baku, the Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security has revealed. Meanwhile, an Azeri commentator considered close to the republic's president has launched a scathing indictment of Iran. The Azeri ministry said it had arrested a cell that planned to "kill public activists," before it became apparent that the intended victims were two Israeli Chabad emissaries, a rabbi and a teacher employed by...
  • Last Chabad Survivor of Hebron Massacre Passes Away [1929]

    11/29/2011 5:10:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies ^ | November 29, 2011 | Mordechai Lightstone
    Rabbi Sholom Ber Goldshmid, the last remaining member of the of the Chabad community to survive the Hebron Massacre of 1929, passed away November 10. He was 86 years old. Born March 28, 1925 in the city of Lahojsk, Belarus, a shtetl near the city of Minsk, Sholom Ber was raised in a home imbued with spirit of the Chabad Chasidic tradition. In 1927, his father, Rabbi Moshe Goldshmid, a ritual slaughterer or shochet, was sent by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, to Hebron, Israel. There, in addition to working as a shochet, Rabbi Moshe would serve...
  • Family of Mumbai terror victims sues Pakistan

    11/23/2010 2:42:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Family of Mumbai terror victims sues Pakistan By JPOST.COM STAFF 11/23/2010 09:27 Lawsuit names Inter-Services Intelligence agency and Kashmir-based terror group, after 2008 attacks kill Chabbad emissary and pregnant wife. Relatives of the Chabad emissaries murdered in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, are suing Pakistan's intelligence agency and the terror organization behind the operation, The New York Post reported on Monday. The lawsuit names Lashkar-E-Taiba, a Kashmir-based terrorist group, and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, and asks for unspecified damages, citing reports that the ISI was involved in planning the attacks. Rabbi Gavriel Noah Holtzberg and his pregnant wife,...
  • Revolutionary War town in revolt over synagogue (Liberals say Muslims Good, Jews Bad)

    09/12/2010 1:30:21 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 62 replies
    The scenic village green of Litchfield has long symbolized the charms of Connecticut small-town life. Settled in 1721, it hosts tourists drawn by its Revolutionary War history: Litchfield served as a "safe town" for Continental forces seeking refuge while the British occupied New York City. But this fall, the celebrated tourist town of about 8,500 will receive publicity for quite a different reason: charges of religious discrimination. This summer, a federal judge ruled that sufficient evidence of "discrimination against Jewish people" may exist, warranting a trial over the Borough of Litchfield's denial of a Hasidic group's application to build a...
  • Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty... [Re: Mumbai, India, Let, Denmark]

    03/18/2010 3:27:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 574+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 18, 2010 Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty to Role in India and Denmark Terrorism Conspiracies Admits Conducting Surveillance for Lashkar e Tayyiba in Planning 2008 Mumbai Attacks David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen of partial Pakistani descent, pleaded guilty today to a dozen federal terrorism charges, admitting that he participated in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as well as later planning to attack a Danish newspaper. In pleading guilty to all 12 counts that were brought against him in December and were...
  • 9 dead, 45 injured in blast at Pune [India]'s German Bakery (Jews targeted)

    02/13/2010 11:04:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 14 replies · 602+ views
    Nine people including one foreigner were killed and 45 injured in a suspected bomb blast in the German Bakery at Koregaon Park which also houses a Jewish prayer house and the Osho Ashram here this evening. Pune Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh said there were five women among the victims. The blast took place at the German Bakery, an old business establishment, at around 7:15pm. Initial reports have suggested that the Indian Mujahideen is being suspected to be behind the blast. "There was a bomb blast. There have been eight deaths and 33 people were injured", said Pune joint commissioner...
  • Indians wanted to adopt Moshe-Israel envoy speaks

    11/26/2009 9:05:00 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies · 577+ views
    The Telegraph India ^ | Nov. 26,2009 | SAMYABRATA RAY GOSWAMI
    Indians wanted to adopt Moshe- ISrael envoy speaks SAMYABRATA RAY GOSWAMI Mumbai, Nov. 26: The day baby Moshe was rescued during last year’s Mumbai attack and his picture was splashed by the media, the Israeli consulate here had its phone lines choked. “Every phone was ringing — the calls came from across India. Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs — they all wanted to adopt Moshe. That was the singularly most overwhelming experience I have had in India so far,” said Mark Sofer, Israel’s ambassador to India, sitting in his sixth-floor suite overlooking the Gateway of India. Sofer was in Mumbai to...
  • Tiny survivor doesn't remember Mumbai attack

    11/19/2009 4:14:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 688+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 11/19/2009 | AMY TEIBEL
    Tiny survivor doesn't remember Mumbai attack By AMY TEIBEL (AP) – 14 hours ago KFAR CHABAD, Israel — Moshe Holtzberg celebrated his third birthday on Wednesday the way many Jewish children do — he got his first haircut. He appeared not to recall the tragic events of a year ago, when his parents were killed in a terror attack in Mumbai, India. Surrounding the smiling tot were his grandparents and Sandra Samuel, the caretaker who brought him home to Israel after the attack on the Jewish outreach Chabad House in Mumbai. Hundreds joined them at the group's Israel center, a...
  • Bolivian Police Raid, Close Chabad Center

    04/23/2009 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 4/23/09 | staff
    ( The head of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidic movement's center in the northeastern Bolivian town of Rurrenabaque told Ynet on Thursday that he has hired a lawyer to handle a number of issues following police closure of the center. Police forces had raided the center a number of times in recent days and arrested a number of Israeli tourists who were staying there.
  • "The View," Mass Media, and Judeophobia

    01/28/2009 1:08:31 PM PST · by Alouette · 27 replies · 2,869+ views
    The Vicious Babushka ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Alouette
    With Jews worldwide facing an outbreak of anti-Semitism unprecedented since the days of the old Soviet Union, the trivial prattle of a gaggle of silly “yentas” on the daytime talk show “The View” is very low on my list of “stuff to be outraged about.” I do not watch this program, or television altogether, and when “The View” broadcast a program featuring actress Susie Essman promoting her new movie while repeating the most obnoxious and grotesque stereotypes about religious Jews, Chabad Jews in particular, I was asked by fellow blogger Debbie Schlussel to post a link to this program on...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station

    01/08/2009 2:46:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 80 replies · 1,666+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | January 8, 2009, 01:02 pm | Douglas Farah
    SNIPPET: "The fundamental truth is that Hamas' road to Iran runs through the international Muslim Brotherhood, and has for two decades. What is often missing in the discussion of the Muslim Brotherhood is that Hamas, according to its own founding charter, is an integral and armed part of the Ikwhan, not separate from it."
  • NC:Chabad House Vandalized

    01/09/2009 2:16:37 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 10 replies · 527+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | Jan. 9Th 2008 | Christopher Logan
    During the night either Islamic cowards or their leftist supporters have vandalized a Chabad House in North Carolina. Apparently the police there have not turned on the news in the past two weeks, as they have stated that they do not suspect any anti-semitism, "just teenagers".
  • 4-year-old who lost parents in Mumbai attack dies of long-term illness

    12/30/2008 4:56:19 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 511+ views
    Haaretz ^ | December 30, 2008 | Yair Ettinger
    Another tragedy befell the family of Mumbai attack victims Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg on Tuesday, as long-term illness claimed the life of the couple's 4-year-old son. Dov Holtzberg, the brother of Moshe who was saved from the terrorist attack in Mumbai last month by his Indian nanny, had been struggling with a genetic illness since birth. Over the past few years, while his parents and younger brother resided in the Chabad House in Mumbai, Dov had been hospitalized at a nursing institution in Israel under the care of his grandparents. His body will be laid to rest later on...
  • If It Involves Jews, Chabad's Tiny But Far Flung News Organization Is On It

    12/27/2008 9:40:05 PM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 540+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/27/2008 | Alan Feuer
    When the news broke on Thursday of a freakish traffic accident that injured several people at the Chanukah Wonderland workshop run by the Lubavitch community of Woodmere, on Long Island, the story was picked up by the usual suspects: Newsday, The Daily News, The New York Post and The Associated Press. It also happened to be that day’s top North American offering of a much smaller — and somewhat more specialized — journalistic venture: News. Written and produced from a small home office in Israel by a husband-and-wife team, News is a nonprofit international reporting operation that focuses...
  • The Essence of a Man and his Wife

    12/09/2008 10:28:31 AM PST · by chaimke · 367+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 12/09/2008 | Chaim
    Some warriors fight using weapons and quasi sci-fi gadgetry, others fight with their soul. We all too often hear about the first kind, we all too often celebrate them while crying over their loss, their total giving of themselves… Those who use their soul as a tool to attract other souls are seldom heard of.
  • Nanny credited with tot's daring rescue (from the Islamic butchers in Mumbai)

    12/07/2008 8:18:50 AM PST · by PRePublic · 19 replies · 1,001+ views
    cnn ^ | Dec 2008
    VIDEO From Drew Griffin and Paula HancocksCNN (CNN) -- A 2-year-old survived an attack that took the lives of his parents, thanks to a quick-thinking nanny who grabbed the boy and dashed past gunmen to safety. Sandra Samuel and Moshe Holtzberg were the only ones to survive a siege on Mumbai's Chabad House last week. Those at the Chabad House were among 179 people killed last week when gunmen targeted several sites across Mumbai, including two luxury hotels, a train station and a hospital. As the siege at the Chabad House began, Samuel heard the commotion, locked the doors...
  • Chabad's openness a liability

    12/07/2008 6:20:34 AM PST · by Alouette · 8 replies · 675+ views
    AP | Dec. 7, 2008 | Rachell Zoll Link only, no excerpt allowed.
  • Silence=Acceptance (Mark Steyn Explains Islam's Judeophobia Alert)

    12/06/2008 10:25:37 AM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies · 1,396+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2008 | Mark Steyn
    Shortly after the London Tube bombings in 2005, a reader of Tim Blair, the Sydney Daily Telegraph’s columnar wag, sent him a note-perfect parody of a typical newspaper headline: “British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Train Bombing.” Indeed. And so it goes. This time round — Bombay — it was the Associated Press that filed a story about how Muslims “found themselves on the defensive once again about bloodshed linked to their religion.” ' Oh, I don’t know about that. In fact, you’d be hard pressed from most news reports to figure out the bloodshed was “linked” to any religion,...
  • Hero Nanny Who Saved Chabad Baby Tells Story

    12/05/2008 10:18:21 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 421+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/5/08 | Yidwithlid
    Perhaps the only 'feel-good" moment coming out of the horrific attack last week at the Chabad House in Mumbai was the fact that Sandra Samuel, risked her own life to save the life of two year old Moshe Holtzberg by smuggling the boy out of the house under fire. There is no doubt that the boy would have suffered the same fate as his parents. Below is her first interview (including a video) since she took Moshe to safety:
  • Mumbai Memorial

    12/03/2008 8:33:45 AM PST · by APRPEH · 5 replies · 362+ views
    APRPEH ^ | 6 Kislev 5769/3 December 2008 | APRPEH
    I have refrained so far from commenting about the events that occurred in Mumbai, India. I just didn't have what to add to that which was being written nor did I feel that any contribution of mine could change what occurred nor ease anyone's pain. Then today, I read the article below and decided that no comments from me were necessary. This says it all. No Last Respects for Martyred Couple
  • The Miracle of a Chabad House Survivor

    12/03/2008 6:39:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 804+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 12-3-08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    ( David Bialka of Netanya is trying to understand how he still is alive after escaping Muslims terrorists in the Mumbai Chabad House. "The Creator has given me a new life," he said four days after escaping what seemed certain death at the hands of the terrorists. [Click here for televison video in Hebrew.] A diamond dealer by trade, Bialka said he had laid down to rest in his Chabad House room shortly after having eaten with Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who later were murdered along with four Chabad House guests. He heard several explosions but initially thought they...
  • Mumbai doctor finds no signs of torture on Chabad House bodies

    12/02/2008 4:33:24 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 16 replies · 1,472+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 3, 2008 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN
    A hospital doctor at Mumbai's JJ Hospital, which received the bodies of six Jewish and Israeli hostages from the Chabad House terrorist siege, has cast doubt on a report claiming that signs of torture were apparent on the bodies of the victims. Dr. Gajanan Chawan, who saw the bodies, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday he did not believe the wounds he observed suggested the hostages had been tortured prior to their deaths. Asked if he saw any evidence of torture on the bodies, Chawan replied, "No, I don't think so." He added that the majority of the wounds he...
  • President Bush Writes Condolence Letter to Chabad

    12/02/2008 11:33:39 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Yeshiva World News ^ | Dec. 1, 2008 | President Bush
    The White House Washington December 1, 2008 Laura and I send our condolences to the Chabad-Lubavitch family and all those honoring the lives lost in this tragedy. The compassionate individuals of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement dedicate their lives to sharing G-d’s teachings with people throughout the world, offering strength, hope and guidance in the unique spirit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed memory. Through countless acts of love and kindness, the lost members of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Mumbai represented the best of the human spirit, and their memories will live on in the hearts and souls...
  • Thousands Mourn Fallen Victims In Central Israel Ceremony (Funeral At Kfar Chabad Alert)

    12/02/2008 8:09:06 AM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 495+ views ^ | 12/02/2008 | Joshua Runyan
    A memorial ceremony for Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg took place Tuesday afternoon in Kfar Chabad, Israel. (Photo: Tamar Runyan) Thousands of people are reciting Psalms in Kfar Chabad, Israel, where the memorial service has just begun for Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, the directors of the Chabad-Lubavitch center in Mumbai, Israel, attacked by terrorists last week. Their burial will take place afterwards at Jerusalem's Mount of Olives cemetery. A delegation of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from around the world flew in for the ceremony. Rabbi Naftali Lipskar, from the Chabad-Lubavitch Youth Organization, mourned the victims as members of the extended...
  • President Bush Addresses Funeral (Letter Of Condolences Sent Alert)

    12/02/2008 7:50:31 AM PST · by goldstategop · 420+ views ^ | 12/01/2008 | President George W. Bush
    Text of the letter sent by President George Bush to the funeral of Rabbi Gavriel and Mrs. Rivkah Holtzberg in Kfar Chabad, Israel, today, via Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Washington director of American Friends of Lubavitch: The White House Washington December 1, 2008 Laura and I send our condolences to the Chabad-Lubavitch family and all those honoring the lives lost in this tragedy. The compassionate individuals of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement dedicate their lives to sharing G-d’s teachings with people throughout the world, offering strength, hope and guidance in the unique spirit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed...
  • The Rabbi And The Terrorists (Why The Murder Of Jews In Mumbai Isn't A Merely Jewish Problem Alert)

    12/01/2008 9:59:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 1,086+ views ^ | 12/02/2008 | Dennis Prager
    It was obvious to observers around the world that one of the designated targets of the Pakistani Islamist terrorists was the Mumbai Chabad House, the one Jewish center in Mumbai. The 10 Islamic terrorists who came from Pakistan to India chose their targets with great care. If one assumes that the terrorists primary goals were to destabilize India, weaken growing Indian-Pakistani cooperation in fighting terrorism, and greatly increase Indian-Pakistani tension, hopefully to the point of military war between the two countries, every one of the targets made strategic sense. Slaughtering as many people as possible in Indias major economic center,...
  • A Day Of Mourning (Naomi Ragen's Thoughts On The Mumbai Massacre Alert)

    12/01/2008 7:21:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 978+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 12/01/2008 | Naomi Ragen
    After days of prayer and fear among Jews and good people everywhere, the horrible reality of the Islamic terrorist rampage in Mumbai was revealed in all its obscene and mindless savagery when members of Zaka entered the Chabad compound. Perhaps it is impossible for the average human being to understand the depth of evil represented by Muslim extremists. As an eyewitness told Ynet, the sight was unbearable even to the practiced eyes of those whose job it is to deal with the aftermath of murderous terror attacks: "The place was totally destroyed. Live grenades were all over the floor. Torah...
  • Pictured: Tears of the two-year-old boy trapped in Mumbai Jewish centre as his parents were murdered

    12/01/2008 6:34:05 PM PST · by milestogo · 43 replies · 2,751+ views
    Pictured: Tears of the two-year-old boy trapped in Mumbai Jewish centre as his parents were murdered Clutching a toy basketball, his face contorted by tears, this is Moshe Holtzberg at today's memorial service for his parents. The two-year-old orphan's rabbi father and mother were murdered in Mumbai's Jewish centre Horror scene: Blood spatters the walls inside the Jewish centre where Moshe was trapped as Islamic gunmen killed his parents during last week's attacks he body of a suspected militant lies inside Nariman House after the attacks This photograph shows the inside of Nariman House after the commando operation
  • Love The Victims, Loathe The Killers (Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On The Mumbai Massacre Alert)

    12/01/2008 6:40:04 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 815+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/01/2008 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    All terrorism is monstrous, but the murder of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg by "religious Islamic extremists" stands out for its unspeakable infamy. The deliberate targeting of a small Jewish center and its married young directors, whose only purpose it was to provide for the religious needs of a community and feed travelers, proves that those who perpetrated this crime are bereft not only of even a hint of humanity, but every shred of faith as well. The world's most aggressive atheists are more religious than these spiritual charlatans and pious frauds. When Osama bin Laden, whose beard masks the...
  • What is our response to the massacre?

    We're all in pain. We're all stunned. But you are asking questions you know you cannot answer. Why? How will that help anyone? What we need now is strength and courage. What we need now is to regather our forces and to rebuild. We knew beforehand that we are at war with an enemy. We knew that the world needs to be healed, that it oozes with a venomous darkness, and that darkness will not sit passively as we steal away its dominion. We knew that the more we fight this darkness, the harder it will fight back. We didn't...
  • Gregory Interview of Chabad Rabbi: Faith, Optimism in Face of Tragedy

    11/30/2008 7:56:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 466+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the genres of interviews, those conducted by the media with family and friends of victims of tragedy are among the most difficult and often least successful. A remarkable exception to that rule comes in the form of the interview David Gregory conducted on this morning's Today show with Rabbi Shalom Paltiel, who was a friend of the Chabad couple murdered in Mombai and is a fellow member of the Chabad movement. Gregory demonstrates knowledge and sensitivity, and Rabbi Paltiel exhibits a faith and optimism in the face of tragedy that people of all faiths should find inspiring. I...
  • 9 Reported Dead in Mumbai Chabad House Terror Attack

    11/29/2008 11:28:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 583+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-29-08 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( After more than 40 hours and a day-long siege by Indian commandos against Islamist terrorists holding nine Jews hostage in the Mumbai Chabad House, all were found murdered, including the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka. Voice of Israel government radio reported Saturday evening that at least seven of the victims are Israelis. A forensic pathology expert is being sent from Israel to assist in the identification of three of the bodies. Ben-Tzion Korman (courtesy of Foreign Ministry sources told Israel National News just minutes before the start of the Sabbath in Israel that among...
  • Contradicting Reports on Fate of Chabad Couple

    11/27/2008 9:22:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 446+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-27-08 | staff
    ( An Indian television station has reported that Chabad Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka still are alive, causing Indian commandos to advance carefully in their attempt to kill the two or three terrorists who are believed to remain in the Chabad House in Mumbai. However, another network stated that no more hostages remain live inside the five-building building. Indian forces are gaining control if two luxury hotels in Mumbai, and hostages have escaped or been rescued during the fighting.
  • Chabad Couple Feared Dead, Commadnos Raid Building

    11/27/2008 8:27:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,390+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-27-08 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( An Indian newspaper has reported that Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka have been killed by Islamist terrorists who held them hostage in the siege on their Chabad House in Mumbai. Indian helicopters dropped commandoes on the roof of the Chabad House in on Mumbai early Friday morning, and a battle is continuing at this moment. Three blasts were heard in side the building, where four terrorists remain. One was killed in an earlier battle. It is thought that no more hostages are being held inside. The Chabad House was one of 10 sites that were...
  • '10-15 Israelis held in Chabad House and Mumbai hotel'

    11/27/2008 9:19:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 578+ views
    Indian commandos and police were evacuating civilians and cordoning off the area apparently in preparation to storm the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, where a rabbi, his wife and several other Israelis were being held hostage, according to IBN, an Indian news agency. Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and wife Rivka with their son. Photo: Courtesy: Slideshow: Terror in Mumbai Newscasters were calling it the "final assault" on the Nariman House, where Chabad headquarters are located, adjacent to the Leopold Cafe, a major tourist center in Mumbai's Colaba area, which was also attacked Wednesday night. Chabad spokesman in Israel, Moni Ender,...
  • International Jewish Activists Conference Kicks Off in New York

    11/20/2008 8:33:51 PM PST · by Alouette · 4 replies · 472+ views ^ | Nov. 19, 2008 | Tamar Runyan
    Whether by plane, train or car, thousands of Jewish activists from all over the world made their way to the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., for the much-anticipated 25th annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. The rabbis began trickling in on Tuesday as their flights landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport. More so than in years past, this year’s conference will shine a spotlight on Jewish unity. It takes place in a year of hakhel, a once in seven years occurrence that was marked during the time of the Holy Temple by a gathering of men, women and...
  • British Shul Bans "Racist Tanya" [Jewish text banned for PC reasons]

    10/23/2008 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 1,033+ views
    COL Live ^ | Oct. 23, 2008
    Shocking: One of Britain's largest synagogues in the Hampstead Garden suburb canceled an adult-education class on the Tanya, following objections by senior congregants who declared it "racist." Vivian Wineman, vice-president of the Board of Deputies, said: "Lubavitch philosophy has elements which are unacceptable." A synagogue's decision to abandon a study course after a religious commentary was pronounced "racist" has been criticized as "outrageous" and "spineless" in the latest edition of the shul magazine. London's Hampstead Garden Suburb United Synagogue, one of Britain's biggest synagogues, discontinued an adult-education class on the Tanya earlier this year, following objections by three senior congregants,...
  • Sarah Palin's Appeal Is Same As Chabad's

    09/09/2008 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 303+ views
    New York Jewish Week ^ | 9-8-08 | Shlomie T.
    I'm getting a hunch the Republicans just might win for one reason alone, and it makes no sense, just like Chabad makes no sense to the Jewish elite. That one reason is Sarah Palin. She reminds me of about a thousand different Chabad shluchot (the rebbe's women representatives). She's seems friendly, sexy (forgive me) in an Orthodox way, with that magnetism, optimism, and accessibility that has made Chabad shluchot successful in 5,000 different locales, even though they are almost always considerably more right-wing -- religiously and politically -- than their congregants and financial supporters. Reform, Conservative and other Orthodox Jews...
  • No 'bipartisan hechsher' for Chabad in D.C. [Jewish libs seething over McCain calls]

    09/09/2008 7:27:55 AM PDT · by Alouette · 24 replies · 155+ views
    JTA ^ | Sept. 9, 2008
    A Jewish Democratic leader says he will decline invitations to future Chabad-Lubavitch events in the nation's capital because of its "partisan activities." National Jewish Democratic Council executive director Ira Forman will skip the events because “certain Chabad associated individuals and institutions” have been “taking part in partisan activties” in the last three election cycles. “I currently do not feel that it is proper for a NJDC representative to give a ‘bi-partisan hechsher’ to your events,” wrote Forman in an e-mailed letter to American Friends of Lubavitch Washington director Rabbi Levi Shemtov that was obtained by JTA. Forman was upset most...
  • McCain, Promises 'Never Again,' asks Chabad for Support

    08/28/2008 7:45:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 321+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-28-08 | staff
    ( Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain has asked the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to support him in the November elections. In a conference call to 40 of Chabad's leading rabbis, the senator told them that he is the underdog in the race and that Chabad's support "would mean a great deal to me." He pledged "never again" to another Holocaust and he reminded the rabbis of his vow to keep Israel secure. However, Chabad is forbidden from officially endorsing a candidate because it is listed as a tax-exempt and non-profit organization.