Thursday, July 14, 2011
I have been watching the news horrified at the news of a young boy, Leiby Kletzky, in Brooklyn. He was murdered and dismembered not far from his home. It happened in a close-knit Jewish community.
The boy went home by himself for the first time and was supposed to meet his mother half way. It was supposed to be a dry run of him walking home halfway. It is obvious that his parents thought deeply about this, but it went so wrong. He got lost and asked a stranger for directions. The man, Levi Aron, took the opportunity and snatched him.
This validates my theory, it is okay to be an overly-protective parent...no matter what others are doing around you. I will continue to follow my instincts. Most of the time, awful things like this do not happen. But when they do, the consequences are devastating.
The parents are not to blame, I know they feel so sick. My heart goes out to them.