....According to ZAKA emergency service, the body of the Rabbi's wife Rivka was found covered with a tallit, which her husband had managed to cover her with.... (more)
Please watch this video of the Rabbi and Moshe
UPDATE: My daughter turned to me after reading the following and said, "it's like the holocaust all over again".
Article in Hebrew reporting what Zaka guys found on arrival in Mumbai/Chabad and then the unforgettable scene on entering the house after the battle ended. No time to translate, but I expect it will appear in English tomorrow sometime. Reminiscent of the Merkaz attack. These Zaka guys are class A Heroes.
The Rabbi had managed to cover his dead wife with a tallit before he was shot. Then he and his fellow rabbis were found dead, clutching Torah books. Evidence indicates they had probably been killed early on in the episode and not, as I had thought, during the commando attack.
The Zaka guys, after 48 hrs without sleep just to get there, had to stay awake and alert all throughout shabbat, sans food or drink, and had to 'do battle' with the Indian authorities repeatedly to prevent them taking away the bodies, doing autopsies, etc. Also, pre-planted grenades kept continued going off in the house intermittently over shabbat.
To crown it all, it appears there had been two -- only two -- 18-yr-old terrorists/murderers in the Chabad House, each around 18 yrs old, and they had managed to hold off the entire force arrayed against them.
Today I attended the local Chabad House here, in solidarity. The Rabbi spoke but was actually lost for words. I found myself unexpectedly close to tears. As an aside, they had arrived in the morning to find the House had been broken into during the night, things messed up and property stolen. Police had been but the whole incident seemed trivial by comparison.
Every Jewish center, synagogue, community center should have a gun any shape or size. For every Jew a 22. They mean to kill us, do not get on the trains.