BABY MOSHE’S BACK

India Today - - UPFRONT -

Noth­ing good can come out of a ter­ror at­tack that re­sults in the death of 164 peo­ple and wrecks the lives of count­less more. But Moshe Holtzberg’s visit to Mum­bai, a lit­tle over nine years after his par­ents were killed on Novem­ber 26, 2008, was an oc­ca­sion for gen­uine hap­pi­ness. His story was at once heart-wrench­ing and hope­ful, an Is­raeli tod­dler res­cued by his In­dian nanny who found him alive be­side the stricken bod­ies of his par­ents. Now 11, Moshe re­turned to Chabad House in Mum­bai last week on the in­vi­ta­tion of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi. A “liv­ing me­mo­rial” at Chabad House to the vic­tims of 26/11 was opened by Modi’s Is­raeli coun­ter­part Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu, but there was no mis­tak­ing the pres­ence of Moshe as the emo­tional core of the event. His visit, said the rabbi who runs Chabad House, was “very emo­tional”.

DIVYAKANT SOLANKI/ EPA

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