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Indian Official: Chabad House Targeted

Indian Official: Chabad House Targeted

(JTA) — A Chabad House was the target of last month’s bomb attack on a bakery in India, a government official said.

The Indian state of Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Ashok Chavan told the Indian Legislative Assembly Monday that the target of the attackers was the Pune Chabad House, located several yards from the German Bakery.

“There was adequate security near the Chabad House,” he told the Assembly. “Since the attackers could not break the security, they targeted the German Bakery.

Seventeen people were killed.

Meanwhile, the widow of a rabbi killed in the attack on the Mumbai Chabad House is having immigration troubled that could keep her away from her children.

The U.S. Customs Department has charged Frumet Teitelbaum, 37, an Israeli, with overusing her tourist visa to travel back and forth from Israel to Brooklyn, where her eight children aged 2 to 14 live with her late husband’s family. Though Teitelbaum had a valid travel visa, her frequent travel to visit her children caused Customs officials to stamp it with restrictions limiting her time in the United States. The children are attending school in New York.

Brooklyn-born Rabbi Leibish Teitelbaum, 37, was among six Jews killed in the 2008 attack.

Attorney Michael Wildes told the New York Post he will appeal to the Immigration Court on Teitelbaum’s behalf so that she can receive a green card and permanent residency under a post-9/11 law designed to assist the families of terrorist victims

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