UPDATE: Rivka's father spoke during the funeral today (see below)and revealed that Rivka had been five months pregnant at the time of her death. Speaking of his murdered daughter and her husband, he said, "You were the nation's emissaries in your lives and in your deaths. Look how many people have come... You are sanctifying the name of Heaven and calling for unity."
Horror scene: Blood spatters the walls inside the Jewish centre where Moshe was trapped as Islamic gunmen killed his parents during last week's attacks
Tears of the two-year-old boy trapped in Mumbai Jewish centre as his parents were murdered Daily mail (hat tip wolf)
Clutching a toy basketball, his face contorted by tears, this is Moshe Holtzberg at today's memorial service for his parents. The two-year-old orphan's rabbi father and mother were murdered in Mumbai's Jewish centre
The family of Rabbi & Rebbetzen Gavriel Holtzberg have set up this fund for poor little Moshie and his sibling.
UPDATE: Watch the video here: the cries of emah (mama) (hat tip Judith)
The video was filmed yesterday during a memorial service in the rather impressive Mumbai synagogue. The maternal grandparents of the boy also attended the ceremony before they returned to Israel for the funeral . The Israel TV video is in Hebrew, but you can get the gist as the emotions are raw from the images. Especially potent, aside from Moshe crying 'Emah" (mother), is when the tearful grandfather prays "G-d gives, G-d takes, Blessed be the name of the bestower of blessings, Hashem.for now & forever" He continues in broken English, ".G-d give me two kids, Rivki & Gabi, my kids" (The Indian man holding Moishe during the memorial service is apparently Sandra the cook's boyfriend. Sandra, who saved the child, will accompany the grandparents to Israel. The woman sitting next to them is Moishe's grandmother.) Near the end of the video you see ZAKA investigators praying in the destroyed Synagogue inside the Chabad Nairima House. The entire house was riddled w/ bullets & blood & there was no means of escaping alive, according to the commentator & visuals. A bullet whole penetrated the Torah, torn in the portion of the Torah "after the death of the holy ('acharei mot kedoshim"] . Last shot in the video shows the Grandparents, Moishie, holding a balloon, & Sandra at the airport bound for Tel-Aviv.
Thousands of mourners jammed Kfar Chabad Tuesday and heard leading rabbis and President Shimon Peres eulogize Chabad Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, two of the six Israelis murdered by Muslim terrorists in the Mumbai massacre last week.