By Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News
About 500 people gathered Monday night in West Bloomfield, MI, for a memorial and solidarity vigil to pray for the victims of the attacks in Mumbai, India.
Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, Chabad Lubavitch emissaries to Mumbai, were among those killed as they were held hostage in the Chabad House, one of the targeted sites.
The vigil was at the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus on Maple Road and sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Michigan, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, and the Jewish Community Relations Council.
“I just wanted to be part of a memorial for all the people who lost their lives to terrorism,” said Ellie Schaumberg, 60, of Wolverine Lake.
The 1-hour memorial included candle lighting, a video of the victims and speeches.
“It is so easy to say, ‘How could this happen?’ ” said Lawrence Jackier, past president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. “But that’s not acceptable. Every one of us has the ability to light a light, to strike a match, to inspire a community to go from darkness to light.”
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