NYC Professor Translates during Mumbai Attacks

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

When a Brooklyn Rabbi and his wife were taken hostage during the Mumbai terrorist attacks 2 weeks ago, Rabbis with Chabad here in the United States went urgently looking for someone who could speak Urdu, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The man they found is Pace University Professor P.V. Viswanath and he helped translate the demands of a terrorist in Mumbai to Rabbis in Washington over a conference call. Viswanath is from Mumbai, had stayed at the Chabad House that was under seige and had met Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg. He joined WNYC to tell his story.


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