Young Gavriel Noach Celebrates Bar Mitzvah in Mumbai

A 13-year-old boy from Argentina, who was born shortly after the 2008 Mumbai attacks and named after Shliach Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, traveled to the Chabad House where his namesake served to celebrate his bar mitzvah.

By Anash.org reporter

A 13-year-old boy from Argentina, who was born shortly after the 2008 Mumbai attacks and named after Shliach Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, traveled to the Chabad House where his namesake served to celebrate his bar mitzvah.

The boy, Gavriel Noach Benayoun, arrived in Mumbai with his father R’ Daniel Benayoun, a travel agent and prominent member of the Chabad community in Argentina.

Born 13 years ago, the bar mitzvah boy came into this world a year and a half after the terror attacks in with Mumbai Shliach Rabbi Gavriel Noach and Rivkah Holtzberg, along with four of their guests. His parents felt it fitting to pay tribute to the shliach who had given his life al messiras nefesh and named their young son after him.

As his bar mitzvah approached, it was decided that the celebration would also be held at the Nariman House in Mumbai, the place where Gabi and Rivki served and helped countless Yidden, and the place where they lost their lives while on shlichus.

The boy and family members traveled to India and arrived in Mumbai where they gathered for shacharis on Wednesday. Following davening, the assembled sat down for a seudas mitzvah, all organized by the current shliach to Mumbai Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky.

During the celebration, the boy chazered the bar mitzvah ma’amar, and the participants sang chassidishe niggunim, and wished the bar mitzvah boy that he learn from the ways of Gabi, his namesake.

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  1. Mazal tov. We are proud to know you and prouder of the emphasis you place on honoring the memory of the Holtzbergs, community leaders and kedoshim who gave their life for klal Yisroel. Beautiful values to instill in your child, may he grow to give u endless nachas.

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