Holtzberg sister to serve in Mumbai


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The sister and brother-in-law of a Chabad emissary killed in Mumbai will run the Chabad House there temporarily.

Rabbi Yakov Dovid and Sara Leiter of Safed, Israel, will serve as emissaries in Mumbai for three months, Lubavitch.com reported. Sara Leiter is Rivkah Holtzberg’s younger sister.

Rivkah Holtzberg and her husband, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, were among the nearly 200 people killed in last November’s siege of the Indian city. The Holtzbergs were slain in the Chabad House with four others; their 2-year-old son, Moshe, escaped with his care giver.

It is still not known where the new Chabad House will be located, according to Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of the Lubavitch educational division.

The Leiters applied for long-term visas to live in the capital city that are being processed by India’s Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian Express reported Monday.

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