By Menachem Cohen, COlive reporter in Israel
While the Chabad center in Mumbai is attacked by terrorists, a Lubavitch activist is promising to continue the weekly Shabbos prayers and meals.
Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, Directors of Chabad of Mumbai who are now held hostage, were known for hosting hundreds of Israeli and Jewish backpackers every Shabbos. They had a special cook who used to help with the preparations.
And this week will be no different, says Rabbi Dovber Goldberg, an activist in the Indian city of Goa who traveled to Mumbai to assist with the crisis.
In a phone conversation with COLlive, Goldberg said: “We are planing to host a Shabbos meal for 40 Israelis, including the parents of the Shliach Mrs. Holtzberg who arrived last night.”
He added that he will also be hosting two Israelis who managed to escape one of the terrorist targets.”
Asked where the Shabbos events will take place, Goldberg answered: “We got an instruction from the Indian police and the Israeli embassy not to detail the exact location – because the Chabad House is a target for terror.”
He also refused answering some of the questions, due to extra security measures. “The situation is very sensitive and we were asked not to be talkative.”