Moshe Holtzberg Makes Emotional Return to Mumbai

Close to a decade after 2-year-old Moshe Holtzberg was heroically rescued by his former nanny, Sandra Samuel, from Nariman (Chabad) House during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, the two of them are once again back in Nariman House. Moshe, now 11, has lived in Israel since the attack, and this is his first trip back to Mumbai.

They are in India together with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to unveil the plans for a Living Memorial (see here for more details; and a plaque dedicated to Moshe’s parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who were the co-director of Chabad of Mumbai, and were murdered in the terror attack.

The directors of Chabad of Mumbai, Rabbi Israel and Chaya Kozlovsky, greeted Moshe, Sandra and Moshe’s grandparents, who are accompanying him on the trip. In 2014 the Kozlovskys reopened Nariman House after rebuilding it and are now embarking on the Living Memorial project.

Moshe Holtzberg, fondly known as Baby Moshe, poses with his maternal grandparents at Nariman (Chabad) House, on Tuesday, January 15, 2018. The Nariman (Chabad) House was home to Moshe in 2008, then two years old, before it came under siege during the attacks of 26/11 that killed his parents Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg. Holtzberg returned to India with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to unveil plans for a state-of-the-art Living Memorial at Nariman House to commemorate all the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks. Photo: Chabad of Mumbai / Chabad.org

Moshe Holtzberg, fondly known as Baby Moshe, prays in the synagogue at Nariman (Chabad) House near his grandfather, Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg, on Tuesday, January 15, 2018. The Nariman (Chabad) House was home to Moshe in 2008, then two years old, before it came under siege during the attacks of 26/11 that killed his parents Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg. Holtzberg returned to India with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to unveil plans for a state-of-the-art Living Memorial at Nariman House to commemorate all the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks. Photo: Chabad of Mumbai / Chabad.org

3 Comments

  • 1. chaim wrote:

    What an opportunity to tell the world about Moshiach & Geuala.
    Instead of saying that Moshe will come back to be the Shliach there, wouldn’t it be a great opportunity to tell the world about Moshiach & T’Cheas Ha’Maisem.
    What do you think?

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    • 3. chaim wrote:

      What are you talking about? Please read what I wrote more carefully.
      I’ll explain it to you. What I meant is that perhaps the family of Moshe should use the opportunity to speak about Moshiach instead of saying that Moshe will return to run the Chabad House when he gets older!!

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