26/11 survivor ‘Baby Moshe’, now 16, recites from Book of Psalms at inauguration of Israel Parliament

Tel Avivi : Moshe Holtzberg was only two during the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 in which he lost his parents. Now 16, ‘Baby Moshe’ –as he was famously dubbed when a photo of his terrified-looking caretaker running from the besieged Chabad House clutching the little boy was splashed on the front pages of newspapers around the world — is a symbol of life amid tragedy, revival and hope.

On Tuesday, the Israeli boy recited the Psalms “for my brothers and friends” during the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected 25th Knesset, the country’s parliament.

“At the swearing-in ceremony of #Israel’s 25th #Knesset, 26/11 survivor Moshe Holtzberg recited Psalm 122 from the Book of Psalms. Moshe lost his parents in the 2008 #Mumbai terror attack. This horrific incident is a shared pain for both our nations Israel-India,” tweeted Israel in India.

The 120 members of Israel’s 25th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday, ushering in a right-wing, religious majority, many members of which have vowed to pursue a radical agenda, while providing Israel with long-sought domestic political stability after a cycle of five elections in less than four years.

Next week will mark the 14th anniversary of the horrific terror attacks on November 26, 2008 during which 166 people were killed by Pakistan-based terrorists, who targeted five places in Mumbai, including the Chabad House.
The day is marked by several events across the country to pay respects to the victims of the attack in which six Jews were also killed at the Nariman House, popularly known as the Chabad House.