Remember the Lamp Lighters. . .
I am feeling a little better this morning, and I have to--because we are volunteering at the Lamp Lighter Tribute tonight, on the occasion of the first yahrtzeit of the deaths of Rav Gavriel Noach and Rebbetzin Rivka Holtzberg, ztz"l, who were brutally murdered last year, November 26th, 2008, during the terror attacks in Mumbai, India.
There is no need to repeat the praises about the Holtzbergs and the work they did as Chabad shluchim in Mumbai, because everyone in the tribe knows how wonderful they were, what good they did, what kindnesses they showed to strangers, and how they brought LIGHT into the world, to a place of darkness.
However, maybe there is a need to show the outside world who they were. To that effect, I have five videos here, telling just a little of who they were and what they did, and the evil atrocity that brought them to their untimely end on this earth. Please bear with me, and view them.
You see, that is the basic difference between the Jews and the terrorists--no matter who they are or where it happens--Christian Crusaders, Nazis, Turks committing genocide on the Armenians, Sudanese in Darfur, radical Islamists--all they know and their religion and culture produces is how to promote death, and how to destroy, in the name of their gods or beliefs.
In contrast, the Jews, as well as the Jewish religion and culture promote building and creating, and LIFE--in the name of our G-d and beliefs. And I do believe the world hates us for it. . .
Now, see below the good, that evil has cut down. May we avenge their deaths.
Ye'hey zichronam baruch*. . .
The following is a video of Rav Gavriel Holtzberg as a child, visiting the Rebbe, ztz"l. He is the only boy in the line with the courage to stop and ask the Rebbe for a bracha.
*may their memory be a blessing