As Israel and other Jewish communities mourn the loss of Jewish and Israeli victims of the Mumbai terror attacks, who have been laid to rest in their communities, we are sombrely reminded that these innocent people were the focus of targeted terrorism and deliberate murder, where western and Jewish citizens of different sovereign countries were singled out and heartlessly slaughtered.
We wish here to express our horror and sorrow at the terrible massacre,
to reach out to their families with our condolences
and pay tribute to their memory.
The End of Dreams: Norma Schwarzblatt Rabinowitz z"l from Mexico was among those murdered in Mumbai. She was planning to come on Aliyah to Israel via Mumbai on 1st December, to join Jean and Manuel, two of her children living in Israel, and be with her son on his birthday.
Obituary: Goodbye, Norma in Jeans, Gil Zohar
The Jewish Agency resolves to use its Special Fund for Terror Victims to help families of the Mumbai Terror Attacks. Read More
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs brings updates on www.mfa.gov.il
Chabad-Lubavitch pays tribute to Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg z"l.
Insights into the courage of the Holtzbergs at Chabad in Mumbai: Why Israelis love Chabad,
by Yossi Klein Halevi (The New Republic)
Israel condemns Mumbai terror attacks - Israel's Ambassador to the USA
Background: A rich history now stained with blood, by Dr Shalva Weil
Goa: Possible caution for Israeli backpackers
Article here, Sunday 30th November
Mumbai Jewish community on edge (AP)
Between Mumbai and Tel Aviv, Ari Shavit
IsraAid sends Post-Trauma team to Mumbai (AJC/Toronto Jewish Federation)
Ynet update here - please note that photographs are not suitable for young readers.
Mumbai doctors at hospital horrified: "Israeli victims were tortured..." (Rediff)
Exposé: Newscasts in the UK deliberately whitewashing the nature of the act, the intentions of the perpetrators and selection of victims: If this isn't terrorism, what is?, Tom Gross (Wall Street Journal)
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee JCC in Mumbai operates throughout emergency.
India's Jews stunned by Mumbai attack
What they hate about Mumbai, by Suketu Mehta (New York Times)
Israel-Diaspora Relations: India, by Steve Israel (Jewish Agency for Israel)
Indian Jews in Israel, by Sejal Mandalia (Global Indian Communities)
Dedicated site http://adaniel.tripod.com/jews.htm
Communities: India (World Jewish Congress)
History of the Jews in India (Wikipedia)
Articles http://www.jcpa.org/dje/articles2/india.htm http://www.jcpa.org/jl/jl101.htm (JCPA)
Learning About Indian Jews Through Art (Carnegie and Knight Foundations)
Online exhibit http://www.ort.org/ort/edu/monument/india/page_1.htm (ORT)
Video titles http://www.cjlmilwaukee.org/Video/Video%20Catalog%201/World%20Jewry%20Sections/Indian%20Jewry.htm
Indian Synagogues - Photo exhibit http://www.haruth.com/AsianIndiaSynagogues.html
The Cochin Jews (JCPA)
Visuals, graphics, heritage http://www.beneisraelheritage.com/aboutus.htm