|The Chabad House of Mumbai at the Nariman House is currently being restored to its former glory under the management of the Holtzberg family.
The Holtzberg family spent nearly two years mourning their beloved brother and son, who was killed together with his wife in a horrific terrorist attack watched by the whole world.
Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg served as the Rebbe's Shluchim to Mumbai, where they built up a very lively Jewish center which catered to both the Israeli backpackers, international businesspeople and local Jews.
Completely destroyed by Jew-hating Islamic radicals, the building remained in ruins since the devastating attack.
Now the Holtzberg family has sought to garner support for the rebuilding efforts.
Currently, about 30 workers are on the site daily to renovate the the first four floors.
On the first floor, where there was once a Kosher restaurant and kitchen as well as a food inventory, will reopen a modern eatery to act as a kind of soup kitchen to cater to all in need.
The second floor once house Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg's office, the synagogue, an Internet cafe. That floor will generally remain the same. Rabbi Holtberg's office will remain intact, albeit with a few minor damages mended, as a testimony to the cold blooded murder which gripped the Jewish center on 11/26 two years ago. There will also be a newly designed Jewish educational and resource center on that floor after the renovations are complete.
Where there was previously hotel rooms on the third floor, there will now be classrooms.
The fourth floor which house more hotel rooms, will now accommodate the soon-to-be-announced new rabbi of the Nariman House.
Moishe's room on the fifth floor will be restored awaiting his return to replace his father.
The building project is being managed by the Holtzberg family. A source close to the Holtzbergs said that within 2 to 3 months the building should be ready to reopen its doors. "This, if elements attempting to stop us, don't succeed," he added in his report.
The local Mumbai Jewish community has apparently expressed delight at the steady pace at which the building is progressing, saying, "It will be a good way to win the murderers of a most dedicated rabbi."
Referring to the continued antagonization of some special interest groups, a member of the building project expressed himself simply as, "Didan Notzach. We succeeded in winning terror, we'll win anyone who tries to stop us."