The Seventh Candle

 
The final death toll  of the terrorist outrage in Mumbai is still not known. Besides the Jews murdered at the Chabad Centre, the victims at the Taj Mahal and Trident Oberoi Hotels, and at the Cafe Leopold, and the scores gunned down at the Victoria Terminus railway station (its old name, from the time of the British Raj), we may never know the number of "secondary victims", those who will now never see the light of day.
With one exception.
Six lives were snuffed out at the Chabad Centre, six candles extinguished.
But there was a seventh candle, one whose flame will now never burn.
Two year old Moshe Holtzman, the son of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzman הי"ד lost not only his parents, but also his new brother or sister. Rivka was five and a half months pregnant at her death.
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About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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2 Responses to The Seventh Candle

  1. REDEEMER WORD says:

    Shimonas, where are you? Are you in Israel where things are happening. These places you mentionI am not familiar. I get local news, and news in America, some world but not much. I know youmust be conserned with victims all around you,. It is so sad , we must pray, especially for your protection…..Your friend,……ELZA

  2. GreatGranny says:

    Shimona, I hope you\’re safe, you and your loved ones. It\’s such a shame that the innocent suffer. hugs, Ann ps. thanks for visiting my space.

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