Fight the Darkness of Mumbai: Keep Rivka’s Flame Alive

December 3, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Amid the destruction and horror of the recent tragedies in Mumbai, FridayLight.org initiated a worldwide campaign to transform the darkness into light. In honor of Mrs. Rivka Holtzberg, the Chabad Representative whose life was senselessly destroyed in Mumbai, along with the many innocent others, FridayLight.org calls on all women and girls worldwide to “Keep Rivka’s Flame Alive” through the power of lighting the Shabbat candles.

Mrs. Holtzberg and her husband, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, provided a beacon of light to countless visitors and residents of Mumbai. Rivka dedicated her short life of 27 years to offering kindness to others, striving to provide physical and spiritual comfort to all in need. Rivka’s mother, Yehudit Rosenberg, shared how her daughter would cook dinner for 30-40 people a night and for 50-60 on Shabbat: “Their house was always open and everyone was welcome.” Each woman and girl has the ability to carry on Rivka’s legacy and illuminate the world with Rivka’s trademark warmth and peace by lighting their own Shabbat candles, defying the darkness with light.

FridayLight.org is asking every woman and girl to add their light today by visiting www.FridayLight.org. Names may be added to the list of those lighting in honor of Rivka, as the flames grow and brighten our world with peace, combating the intense darkness. The parents of Rivka Holtzberg, Rabbi Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg, will be sent the list of names each Friday of those who have added themselves to this worldwide campaign in honor of their beloved daughter.

FridayLight is a campaign started in 2006 encouraging Jewish women worldwide to experience a weekly moment of inner peace, combat darkness, and connect to other Jewish women, through the timeless practice of lighting Shabbat candles. Jewish tradition teaches that the light and warmth of the Shabbat candles, lit just before sunset on Friday evening, have the power to illuminate one’s home, family, community, and the entire world. To perform the candle lighting, free Signature FridayLight Starter kits are offered at www.FridayLight.org, as well as candle lighting times for worldwide locations.

SOURCE FridayLight.org

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