Six years after the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai, one of the targets under attack is finally ready to reopen. The six-story Nariman House, home of the Chabad house there, will be reopening on August 26.
Six people, including Chabad shliach Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, were killed in the 2008 terror attack.
Ever since, Chabad has continued its activities in temporary locations throughout the city as Rabbi Yisroel Kozlovsky and his wife Chaya serve as the organization’s directors there.
“This building was continuously operating until the attack,” said Rabbi Kozlovsky in a press statement. “We’re not moving into a new building; we are returning to our original building and we will be continuing and expanding all the activities that took place here,” he added.
The reopening will also include the unveiling of plans for a $2.5-million Jewish Museum that will occupy the fourth and fifth floors of the building. The museum which will be set up in the memory of the victims has been planned to keep the memories of the terror attacks alive.
“You can overcome challenges, even the most horrific of challenges. You can and must rebuild, and this project serves as a beacon of light and hope that evil will not prevail,” Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice- chairman of Merkaz L’Inyonei Chinuch, said.