How is it possible that in this 21st century, we must be witness to the sort of butchery that took the lives of a young Brooklyn rabbi and his wife, Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, left their infant orphaned, and led to the deaths of three others – just a few of the 150 victims – in Mumbai? These people were innocents, on a mission to bring Judaism to those Jews who happened to live or be passing through a foreign, Hindu city.
On a day of Thanksgiving, when those of us lucky enough to live in the freedom and security of this country, eating our fill and enjoying the comfort of family, this atrocity was taking place.
This act shocks the conscience. It demands our outrage, and our sorrow.
Here is the latest from the New York Times.