By COLlive reporter
Moishy Holtzberg, “the child of all of Israel,” remembers his parents and asks about them, his grandfather revealed in a radio interview Friday.
“He is a wise child. Moishy remembers many things,” Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg told Israel’s Reshet Beit station, ahead of the first anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack.
His daughter Rivki and her husband Rabbi Gabi Holtzberg were murdered in their Chabad House in India along with four other Jews.
Their son Moishy, under the custody of his grandparents in the northern Israeli city of Afula, will be celebrating his Upshernish – traditional 3 year-old first haircut.
“Sandra is still in Israel and is very close to Moishy,” Rosenberg said about the Indian nanny Sandra Samuel who heroically saved the child from his home after terrorists seized the Chabad center and killed its occupants. “(Moishy) talks about it from time to time,” Rosenberg added. “He asks where are Abba and Ima and we answer that they are in heaven.
“Two weeks ago he replied, ‘so I also want to go to heaven where Abba and Ima are.’ We didn’t know what to answer and changed the subject.”
On Kislev 1, family and friends will visit their grave in Jerusalem’s Har Hazeitim. A large event later that day in Kfar Chabad will also mark Moishy’s Upshernish.
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