From India to Indiana, last year’s tragedy in Mumbai was felt deeply by people of all walks of life.
In an incredible display of recognition of truth, people who had never before identified with Chabad in any way, were moved to tears and touched profoundly by Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg.
The reports of their selflessness and devotion to the needs of so many, coupled with their being killed in the line of their duty of love, inspired even total strangers to become better, kinder, gentler.
And in California it inspired a powerful painting entitled “A Legacy of Love.” Admired by all who have seen it, it has come to symbolize everything about the Shluchim to Mumbai that touched the whole world last year at this time.
“When I heard the story, my heart was broken into a million pieces,” says Maureen Gaffney Wolfson, the artist behind the painting.
“Here was this youthful couple, thousands of miles away from their hometowns, on a mission of perfect kindness, strangers in a strange land, living and working every day for the benefit of the many who were recipients of their hospitality, friendship and leadership in Mumbai – and cut down in their haven of kindness by forces of pure evil…”
“I felt that I needed to lay my emotions out on canvas, create a lasting and worthy tribute to these giants of kindness and their eternal legacy of love. And so I created this painting ‘A Legacy of Love.’”
Mrs. Gaffney Wolfson, who is a dear family friend of the Friedmans, the Shluchim in Calabasas, California, has announced that proceeds from the sale of “A Legacy of Love” will be donated to the ChabadIndia.org fund for the rebuilding and rededicating of the Chabad House in Mumbai, India.
For more information, see ALegacyofLovePainting.com