The search for Leiby Kletzky z"l brought the Jewish community together in an incredible display of אחדות and ערבות. This solidarity became even more profound when we all became aware of Leibys horrific tragic end. But this unimaginable tragedy has touched a resonant chord among non-Jews as well and has broken the hearts of the broader New York community. The entire city, and perhaps beyond, has taken ownership of this disaster.
Witness the achingly beautiful, incredibly sympathetic editorial in last Wednesday Daily News and the informal memorial that went up spontaneously outside the auto repair shop where some of the remains of the physical coil that housed Laibys innocent nesumeh were found.
See if you can read through those words without shedding a tear and if you can't, then remember that there seem to be some things that just transcend even the most basic of Havdalos. I've said that in the past and I'm feeling it again recently in the wake of this heartbreak.
Maybe it's time to close up shop