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Indian Girl Named After Fallen Mumbai Shlucha Rivka Holtzberg

A family in India named their daughter – born on the third anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks – in memory of Rivka Holtzberg, the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary who was murdered alongside her husband Rabbi Gavriel Holzberg and their four guests at the Nariman House facility they operated as a Jewish center.

The massacre in the Chabad House was one of 11 instances where terrorists went on a killing spree that claimed the lives of almost 200 people and injured more than 300.

The baby, Rivka Nesamani Devasahayam, is the daughter of Samuel and Anne Devashayam, who after reading about the Holtzbergs credited them with being a “comfort to many of the wandering Jews.”

Samuel Devasahayam’s parents started a club in the 1970s called Friends of Israel. His daughter joins scores of children around the world named in memory of the Holtzbergs.


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