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Beloved Crown Heights Rabbi and Wife Murdered in Mumbai Attacks

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, two pillars of the Crown Heights community and Lubavitch Hasidic movement.  The hearts and prayers of all of Brooklyn are with their families, especially their son Moshe who thankfully escaped unharmed during the hostage stand-off.”

Rabbi and Rivka Holtzberg were great humanitarians.  Through their work at Chabad House, they touched the lives of many strangers and friends, and their good deeds will be remembered by all of us here in Brooklyn, and indeed by the entire Labavitch community.   Our sympathies go out to them and all those killed or wounded during the cowardly attacks.

“As a member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, I will continue to work to stamp out terrorism here in US and abroad.”