Crying for and with Moshe Holtzberg
I am shaking and teary after reading this article
from London's Daily Mail (Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
The Jewish mother murdered in the brutal Mumbai terror attacks last week was six month pregnant, her father revealed today at her funeral.
And Rivkah Holtzberg's two-year-old son, Moshe, may have been beaten by the militants, reports have claimed.
His back was covered in bruises consistent with abuse, the chairman of Zaka, Israel's ultraorthodox recovery service, told Sky News.
There are already fears that Moshe witnessed his parents' murder after he was found by his nanny crying next to their bodies, covered in blood.
She dashed him to safety before commandos launched an attack on the Jewish house in which the terrorists were holding the family hostage last week.
In an emotional scene before the flight to Israel yesterday, Moshe repeatedly cried for his mother at a tearful memorial ceremony at a Mumbai synagogue. The scene was broadcast repeatedly on Israeli TV stations.
'You don't have a mother who will hug you and kiss you,' Rabbi Kotlarsky cried out during a eulogy that switched back and forth between Hebrew and English. But the community will take care of the boy, he vowed: 'You are the child of all of Israel.'
Moshe has not slept in four days, the rabbi who found his father's body told The Times. Now, the nanny - Sandra Samuel - is the only person that Moshe responds to. his family told Sky News.
Yesterday she and Moshe flew to Israel on the same plane that was carrying his parents' bodies. His family have asked her to stay and live in Israel as they struggle to come to terms with the trauma of the attack.
Hashem yerachem. May God have mercy.