By COLlive reporter
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a letter of congratulations to Moishy Holtzberg, who survived the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah this week.
“As you make this important transition and cross a significant landmark in the journey of your life, the courage of [nanny] Sandra [Samuel] and prayers of the people of India will continue to bless you for a long, healthy and successful life,” Modi wrote.
“Your story continues to inspire everyone. It is one of miracle and hope overcoming tragedy and immeasurable loss.
“The perpetrators of the cowardly terrorist attack…clearly failed,” he continued. “They could not subdue our vibrant diversity. Nor could they dampen our spirit to march forward. Today, India and Israel stand together even more determined against terrorism and hatred.”
India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla plans to read the letter at the boy’s celebration Sunday night, which will take place in Kfar Chabad. Singla brought the letter with him from India.
Moishy has met with the Prime Minister of India 2 years ago, while he was visiting Israel.
Moishy is celebrating his Bar Mitzvah this weekend, being called up to the Torah this past Shabbos and a festive party planned for Sunday night.
He marked his hanochas Tefillin 2 months ago at the Rebbe’s Ohel in New York.