British prince to help rebuild Mumbai Chabad


(JTA) — Britain’s Prince Michael has donated $100,000 to rebuild the Chabad House in Mumbai.

The prince in a visit to the house Wednesday was accompanied by Israeli Consul General Orna Sagiv and Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, director of the Chabad Mumbai Relief Fund. Michael made the donation on behalf of the DVK Foundation, a charity committed to victims of terror.

“I am pleased to be a part of the good that is emerging from this terrible darkness,” said the prince, a grandson of King George V. “Chabad is known globally for its spiritual and humanitarian work.”

A temporary Chabad House is in operation in Mumbai during the reconstruction of the house, one of 10 Mumbai sites that came under siege during a three-day attack that began on Nov. 26, 2008. The attack by an Islamist Pakistani group left 166 dead and hundreds injured. Among those killed at the Chabad House were the Chabad emissary and his wife.

A new Chabad emissary family will be arriving in the city soon, Berkowitz told The Hindu News.

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