Shabbat’s usual rest and joy was, of course, overshadowed by the tragedy of the horrific terrorism in Mumbai. As of the writing of this email, at least 195 are dead and hundreds injured. The mourners are only just beginning to be able to be aware that their loved one is (or horribly in some cases loved ones are) dead.
Latest News Includes:
NYTimes – India Faces Reckoning as Terror Toll Eclipses 170
Ha’aretz – 9 Dead in Mumbai Chabad House Attack
Poingnat & Heartbreaking
BBC Video of Rabbi Holtzberg z”l and his son Moshe two months before the attack.
The death, destruction and human devastation of these attacks weighs heavily on my heart and spirit as we begin this new week.
Post from Baka Diary
With thoughts and prayers for all those affected by the Mumbai attacks.
Ynet story on the Chabad attack with pictures (some a bit graphic).
The news out of Mumbai, India, continues to be devastating. Sustained two days of terror attacks on the diverse people living in & visiting Mumbai. All accounts suggest that this terrorist attack has been long-planned and researched, resulting in the terrorists seeming to have the upper hand. My thoughts and prayers all with all people impacted by this terror attack.
A few news reports on the attack:
BBC Main Site on the Attacks in Mumbai (sub-sites from many perspectives as well)
Ha’artez – India Declines Assistance from Israel
Ha’aretz – 5 Hostages & 2 Terrorists Dead in Chabad Jewish Center
Ha’aretz – Mumbai Attacks Send Shock Waves through Chabad Community
Ha’aretz – Analysis – Israel Cannot Defend Itself Against Such Attacks
Chabad main website, Chabad blog on the Mumbai tragedy
The Israel Situation blog on the attacks
Jerusalem Post – 4 Israelis Rescued from the Oberoi Hotel
May Shabbat bring an end to the attack and may all those searching for loved ones hear good news soon.
Jerusalem Post – Background: Islamic Terrorism Helped Bring Together Israel and India
CNN site on the attacks
I’ve just heard on CNN that no one (except the youngest child of the Rabbi and his wife who escaped with his nanny earlier in the crisis) survived in the Chabad center. Baruch dayan ha-emet. May G-d care for their souls and be with their families.
New York Times (frequently updated) blog
Muslims Against Sharia Blog on the Mumbai Attacks