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  • Mumbai Chabad house, closed after 2008 terror attack, to reopen

    By tessc

    August 26, 2014 | 11:32 am

    The reconstructed Chabad house in Mumbai, which closed after a terror attack six years ago, is set to reopen.

    Nariman House, the six-story home of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, will be rededicated Tuesday.

    A series of attacks in the Indian city in November 2008 by members of a...

  • Flight carrying 20 Israelis makes emergency landing in Tehran

    March 4, 2014 | 9:37 am

    A Turkish Airlines flight carrying 20 Israeli passengers made an emergency landing in Tehran.

    The flight Tuesday from Istanbul to Mumbai landed in the Iranian capital so a passenger could receive emergency medical treatment. After sitting on the runway for two hours, the plane...

  • India-born British-Jewish artist Kapoor is knighted

    June 26, 2013 | 5:38 pm

    Anish Kapoor, a British-Jewish artist, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

    Kapoor, a native of Mumbai, India, was recognized recently for his services to the visual arts as part of the queen’s birthday honors list for 2013.

    Kapoor, 59, is the son of a Hindu father and Jewish...

  • The Faces and Fruits of Mumbai’s Crawford Market: A Photo Essay

    By Elana Horwich

    April 29, 2013 | 9:00 am

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  • Mumbai 2008 terror suspect arrested

    July 3, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Indian police have apprehended a man they believe to have guided the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

    Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, who allegedly guided the terrorists move by move as they carried out the attacks, was discovered after he opened a Facebook account with his own name, according to...

  • Mumbai synagogue celebrates 150th

    December 21, 2011 | 4:57 pm

    A synagogue in Mumbai, India, celebrated its 150th anniversary.

    The Magen David Synagogue in Byculla was built in 1861 by David Sassoon, who was the treasurer of Baghdad between 1817 and 1829 and the leader of the Jewish community in Bombay after Baghdadi Jews emigrated there.

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  • Mumbai: Explosions shake India’s financial hub

    July 13, 2011 | 9:29 am

    From CNN:

    At least 13 people were killed and 81 others injured Wednesday in explosions that rocked congested areas of India’s financial capital, Mumbai, according to Prithviraj Chavan, the chief minister of the state of Maharashtra.

    Police said the explosions occurred...

  • Witness: Pakistani intelligence official ordered Chabad house attack

    May 26, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Pakistani government intelligence official directed terrorists to attack the Mumbai Chabad house in their November 2008 rampage through the Indian city, a witness in the terror trial testified.

    David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani American who has confessed to conducting surveillance...

  • Holtzberg Family Removes Objections to New Mumbai Chabad

    May 24, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    The family of murdered Chabad emissaries Gabriel and Rivky Holtzberg has removed its objections to the reconstruction of the Chabad house in Mumbai.

    The family last week removed its complaints against the Chabad-Lubavitch movement at the Indian Charity Commission, and formally...

  • New Mumbai Chabad house to memorialize Holtzbergs

    October 20, 2010 | 10:28 am

    Tentative plans for a new Chabad House in Mumbai feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city.

    The plans for the new Nariman House, on the site of the previous Chabad House, are pending consultations with security experts, according to an...

  • Indian court finds Mumbai gunman guilty

    May 3, 2010 | 9:38 am

    An Indian court found a Pakistani man guilty of murder and other offenses for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

    Ajmal Kasab also was found guilty Monday of conspiracy and waging war against India in a series of attacks that left 166 people dead, including six at the Mumbai Chabad...

  • American to plead guilty to Mumbai charges

    March 17, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    An American citizen of Pakistani origin reportedly has agreed to plead guilty to charges against him in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

    David Headly, 49, is scheduled to appear Thursday in a federal court in Chicago to change his plea from not guilty, according to news reports,...

  • The will of the people, the light of Chabad, the gift of ‘The Goldbergs’

    December 11, 2008 | 1:13 am

    Proposition 8

    Thank you for printing Supervisor Yaroslavsky's eloquent piece ("Proposition 8 and 'The Will of the People,'" Nov. 28). While I fully respect the concept of the will of the people, I understand that America ensures that when the will of the people seeks to...
  • Grim news from Mumbai hits home

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 30, 2008 | 5:04 pm

    complete coverage on mumbai chabad attackNEW YORK (JTA)—Until confirmation finally came that the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai were among the more than 170 victims killed in this week’s terrorist attacks in India, Chabad Chasidim and emissaries the world over prayed for the best while fearing for the worst.

    By the morning of...

  • First Person: Remembering Mumbai victims Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg

    November 28, 2008 | 4:23 pm

    (JTA)—Just minutes ago I heard the terrible news that five Israeli hostages were found dead inside the Chabad center at Nariman house in Mumbai. Although the media hasn’t officially confirmed their identities yet, it seems quite certain that they are Chabad Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg,...

  • Chabad rabbi and rebbetzin dead in Mumbai attack

    November 28, 2008 | 1:07 pm

    (JTA) – A Chabad rabbi and his wife were among the dead after Indian forces retook a Jewish center in Mumbai, India from terrorist gunmen.

    The deaths of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai, were confirmed Friday by the director of...

  • Sculpture? It’s a Klapper! Ballet in Bel Air

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On the Town

    Dr. Robert Klapper is one amazing guy. He's a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon whose patients include Dustin Hoffman, Sasha Baron Cohen and Brett Ratner. He holds numerous patents for surgical tools. He is an avid surfer. He sculpts pietas out of imported Italian marble...

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