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Moshe was invited to visit his former home by Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi during the latter's visit to Israel in July. Netanyahu then invited the boy to join him on his trip to India this week.
It’s the first time Moshe Holtzberg has been to India since his parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were killed on November 26, 2008.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas paid a “state visit” to India in May 2017 -- his sixth visit to the country -- and was reassured of India's "unwavering support."
Moishe, who is not yet bar mitzvah, is growing up with the knowledge that should he so choose, he has the right to take up his parents' career and continue their life's work as a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Mumbai.
“When I go back to studying at university this year, I will have a completely different perspective on what’s important in life."
Israel-India relations in the field of arms sales date back many years, with Israel being the second largest exporter of arms to India (behind Russia and ahead of the US), and India being the largest arms importer in the world.
PM Netanyahu has been invited for a return visit to India, and has invited Moshe Holtzberg to come with him.
Interestingly, several Muslim and European countries have enacted laws compelling their mosques to "muffle" their loudspeakers, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
More than 5,200 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis and communal leaders sat down to exchange news at this year's international emissaries' conference in NYC.
The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.
When police asked Kasab, 21 at the time, what he understood about jihad, he told them, "it [Jihad] is about killing and getting killed and becoming famous." "Come, kill and die after a killing spree. By this one will become famous and will also make Allah proud."
Following more than three years of investigation, Indian security forces have arrested Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Hamza, alleged member of Lashker-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous) and the Hindi instructor of 10 terrorists who executed the murderous attack in Mumbai in 2008.
It's the 12th of Iyar. On this day in the year 70, Roman General Titus breached the middle wall of Jerusalem (it was June...
JERUSALEM - An Indian couple completed their halachic conversion and remarried in a Jewish ceremony at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron last week, on the first anniversary of the murder of their friends and spiritual guides, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg.
Editor's Note: On Nov. 26, 2008 - the Hebrew date was Cheshvan 29, which this year fell on Monday, Nov. 16 - Islamic terrorists went on a savage killing spree in Mumbai, India, murdering 179 people including Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg. The following tribute to the Holtzbergs was written by Rabbi Holtzberg's sister.
As I write these words I am on my way to Toronto for a commemoration of the martyrs of Mumbai. Rabbi Moshe Steiner, the local Chabad Rabbi who organized the program, informed me that Rabbi Holtzberg, the father of Gaby and father-in-law of Rivkah Holtzberg, martyrs of Mumbai, would also be there for the occasion.
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