Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Israel Mourns...

The terror attack in Mumbai, India shocked a nation and the world by its length and ferocity. I was particularly interested in the attack on the Jewish center and the fate of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah. Hoping for the best I knew deep down that they were in serious trouble.

What is sad about the whole affair is that this couple were tortured and killed for who they were -- Jews. They were in the country to care for others: to provide meals for strangers, a place to stay for travelers, counseling for the downtrodden and forgotten, and a place to pray and study for those seeking spiritual sustenance. They weren't very old either: he was 29, she was 28.

Here is an interesting story summarizing the Jewish perspective of this tragedy. Atlas Shrugs: Oh... the humanity. The author, Pamela Geller, has made several other posts about this terrorist attack and militant Islam in general. I cannot support every word that she has penned but I found this post and the accompanying photos to be very compelling. Warning, the final picture is very graphic.

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