Hatomim Mendy Kaye, Shliach and teacher in J.E.T.S. California, visited Tijuana, Mexico for shabbos, where the brother of 50-year-old Norma Shvarzblat Rabinovich HY”D, who was murdered in the Mumbai attacks, lives.
“I traveled there for shabbos, even though there is a travel warning in effect. Still more troubling to me, one of my most adventurous friends who would once make a quick run there from San Diego on the smallest whim, now refuses to cross the border,” said Kaye.
The trip brought happiness and comfort to the members of the local Chabad center, with davening and farbrenging lasting into the night.
“After maariv and reciting kiddush levana, the crowd broke into spirited dancing, singing ‘Dovid melech Yisroel, chai vekayom,’ relates Kaye. “The joy was from the knowlege that we will not give in, we will continue to live and spread the light and joy of yiddishkeit!”
After havdalla they watched the film on the shluchim in Mumbai, which was quite moving and emotional to the participants.