Friday, December 05, 2008

Keep Rivka's Flame Alive

I know that most of you are aware of the heinous crimes that took place in Mumbai. So many innocent lives were lost because of the selfishness of a few. What was so devastating was the assassination of Rivkah and Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, simply because they were Jews.

After spending three weeks in Israel this summer, I've come to a point in my life where I have embraced my Judaism even more. Especially after visiting the Holocaust Museum at Yad Vashem. Why people have to be so cruel because people don't worship the same religion is beyond me. Isn't there just one ultimate higher power?If you are Jewish, please keep the memory of Rivka and her husband alive by lighting Shabbat candles every Friday evening. And if you are not Jewish, please pass the link below (Keep Rivka's Flame Alive) on to your friends who are. Please do not let these innocent people pass on without acknowledging what they gave of themselves in India.

Keep Rivka's Flame Alive

Shabbat Shalom...


Judy Streger said...

What a meaningful way to honor the memory of Rivkah. I will be sending this link to my Jewish friends as well as making this commitment myself.

Elizabeth Golden said...

I am hoping it was not because they were Jews,but because they were white, and spoke English. Still a hate crime but like you I am so tired of people telling us how to worship. My prayers go out to those who lost their lives. Just when I think people can't be that stupid they are.