Monday, December 22, 2008

Mumbai Survivor & Victims' Relatives Light Menorahs

I was heartened to hear about these items.

Rudrani Devi, who was shot while dining at the Taj Mahal Hotel during the Mumbai terrorist attacks, lit the Chanukah Menorah at the State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tomorrow night, on the third night of Chanukah, Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg will light the Menorah at the Statue of Liberty. Holtzberg's son, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his pregnant wife Rivka, were murdered at the Chabad House in Mumbai which they ran. At a memorial service in West Hempstead, NY the elder Rabbi Holtzberg vowed to rebuild the Chabad Center in Mumbai bigger than it was before.

Rabbi Holtzberg's resolve demonstrates that evil will never extinguish the light of goodness no matter how little oil there is to keep the flame lit.

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