Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Leiby Kletzky a"h - a Message?!

People want to know what to take from the most recent story of Leiby Kletzky's disappearance and murder that left everyone shaking.
Who am I to give over heavenly messages?
How am I the one to know?

It says in pirkei avos (4:23): R' Shimon ben Elazar tinachameihu b'sha'ah shemeiso mutal lifanav-do not comfort [your friend, a mourner] when the dead person is still sitting in front of him.

We are now at a time when the dead child has not yet had proper kevurah, he has not been buried. It is not a time for me to offer words of comfort, to try to explain, give answers and say it's for the best. It's a time to mourn! It's a time to cry! It's a time to pierce the heavens and tell Hashem: ENOUGH!! We cannot take this anymore!!

When we heard the news of the missing boy, little Leiby, we all ran to take out our tehillims, we davened and we cried.
What should we do now?
We should continue davening. We should continue crying. We should continue asking, begging, pleading and yearning for the geula.

Do we need another reminder that we are in galus?

Maybe in another few days, someone can try to offer some words of comfort. But at this point, I am too shaken up to say things like "there's a plan, we just don't understand" and the like. Although I know it's true, there is a time and place for everything. And now is not the time for answers.

Now's the time to cry and daven and beg Hashem for moshiach.

Feel the pain of this family, let it enter your hearts and don't stop davening. We need every tefillah we can to bring us back home.


  1. i read this in middle of my college class. i burst out crying when i heard that he was niftar. everyone looked at my funny, but what can a jew do at this time????!!!?? i daven every day that this shouldn't happen to anyone. may his neshama be at peace and may everyone understand that there is definitly a greater work at play here. besiata d'shmaya...people know it 24/7

  2. Thank you. Thank you for not explaining. :(

  3. I am sooo shaken up from this story! YES WE MUST DAVEN AND BEG AND CRY AND PLEAD FOR MOSHIACH!!! We need to daven really really hard and we need our tefillos to go straight up to Hashem! This story is so so painful!!! We need to really cry out to Hashem to take us out of this very very confusing Galus!!! And yes there is a time for everything and now is the time to really cry to Hashem! We need moshiach to come this second!!! We dont want any more wake up calls!!

  4. oh my heart just aches... I can't even let i sink in yet. I feel almost numb from the intensity of it all. Thank you for not trying ti explain. there are no explanations that could possibly make this feel ok right now.

  5. Here's an article from aish that is a must-read. It's really on the mark.

    May this be the last story we hear and may we come out of this galus soon! We need it already!!

  6. It's a sick person that would take and kill an innocent. Liebby, you didn’t make it to moon in this lifetime, but with your outstretched arm, you’ve slipped the surly bonds of earth and gone to touch the face of God. RIP

  7. wise words. im still in tears over this loss. poor child. may he rest in peace. may his family find the strength to carry on.


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