Murdered Brooklyn Rabbi, Wife to Be Buried in Israel

'Crying' son marked 2nd birthday yesterday
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2008 11:50 AM CST
Murdered Brooklyn Rabbi, Wife to Be Buried in Israel
Rabbis attempt to establish contact with their sources in India at Chabad's Brooklyn World Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in New York.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

(Newser) – The Brooklyn-raised rabbi and his wife who were murdered in the Mumbai attacks will be buried in the Holy Land, the Daily News reports. Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, had wrapped the bodies of slain hostages in prayer shawls before being shot himself. The couple’s orphaned son marked his second birthday yesterday with his grandparents. “He had been crying. He is too small, and all this must be affecting him so much,” said a Jewish community leader.
(Read more Mumbai stories.)

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