Send Condolences to Mrs. Kletzky

Send Condolences to Mrs. Kletzky

It was so hard to sleep last night after seeing that holy face, those sweet peyos, the innocent eyes of murdered 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky z”l.

And today too. Outside it’s only the 12th of Tammuz, but inside my heart it feels like the 9th of Av.

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis tells an unforgettable story in her book, A Meaningful Life. A couple in her community suffered the loss of their only child, a horrible, almost unbearable tragedy. Several days after the shivah had ended, Rebbetzin Jungreis met the bereaved mother, who told her, “I can’t tell you how grateful we are to your husband. Nobody else was more helpful to us during the shivah than him.”

Curious to know what he had said to the family, later that evening Rebbetzin Jungreis asked her husband, Rabbi Meshulam Jungreis, zt”l, “Tell me, what did you say to them that was so comforting?”

Rabbi Jungreis responded, “I didn’t say anything. I just sat and cried together with them.”

I know that Jewish mothers around the globe are crying together with Mrs. Kletzky and her family today.

Please leave your condolences for Mrs. Kletzky and her mourning family below, and PLEASE WRITE WHERE YOU LIVE so they will know that people around the world are crying with them too…

Please G-d, may we only hear good news!

Watch the class “Speaking with Children about Personal Safety” by Rabbi Horowitz

Photo courtesy of user Liz West


  1. I am crying with you
    Talmon Israel

    • May Hashem comfort you and your family.
      Hollywood. Florida

    • Lois Morales

      To those posting here… Please sign the petition making Levi Aron’s charge a more serous charge from Second Degree to First Degree charge that will require him to be in prison 25 years instead of the 10 years minimum he may now receive as a sentence. This is extremely important so that he will not be out on the streets to hurt anyone else in just 10 years.

    • Stephanie Ulrich

      My heart aches for you and your family. My deepest condolences for your loss. With love,
      Stephanie Ulrich
      Amityville, NY

    • I’m so sorry. I don’t have any words. Only tears.

  2. This tragedy touches us all.In a way Leiby became our ralative. Klal Yisroel lost a child.The coming of Moshiach is compared to laborpain. This is so painful, we must be just before Moshiach.Even my little (5 and 6 years old) grandchildren said so! May Moshiach come now, so we will only see light and no darkness anymore. Hamakom yemachem etchem betoch sa’ar awle Zion virushalaim

  3. I pray that Hashem in His Greatness will give you strength and comfort. Although thousands of miles separate us, I am thinking of you and you are in my heart and prayers.
    Ein Hanatziv Israel

  4. My prayers and thoughts are with you .

    Los Angeles

  5. Ilana solomon

    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון ולירושלים
    Ilana Solomon

  6. May you Hashem comfort you with all your pain. We are crying with you.

  7. May Hashem send you comfort and strength during this unbearably difficult time. Jews all over the world worried with you and now surround you with love and comfort. May you have no more sorrow…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Beit Shemesh

  8. I have no words of comfort, but I just want to send you my love. My children and I are praying for you. I want to tell you things about trauma and how it affects you, but I will leave this up to your rabbi. Long after the mourners have left, you will still hurt, and it is for then that I hope my prayers kick in.

    By the way, I am from North Pole, Alaska.

  9. I cried last night for you and for your dear son but I can’t even conceive of the thousands of tears you have probably shed. May your tears be a prayer to raise the neshama of Leiby in Shamayim. Hasghem should comfort you among the mourners of Zion.
    Jerusalem, Israel

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. The rip in my heart cannot compare to yours. As k’lal Yisrael shares in your pain, may we also share in your comfort with the geula b’karov.


  12. B”H

    Am Yisrael is mourning the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. HaMakom yenachem etchem b’toch sha’ar avlei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim.

    Kochav Yaakov, Israel

    • Dear Mrs. Kletzky,

      My heart breaks for you and your family. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your precious son Leiby.

    • Mrs. Kletzky and family,
      Words cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for the pain you are experiencing. EXCRUCIATING is an understatement, I am sure. My heart and my thoughts are consumed with this story and your beautiful boy. I send you and your family 1,000 heartfelt hugs and well wishes for recovery from this awful tragedy. GODSPEED
      Colleen~River Vale, NJ

    • My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

      Kyra, Brooklyn

    • We are heartsick over what happened to your sweet son. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Your Brooklyn neighbors mourn with you.

      Flatbush, Brooklyn

    • We are crying with you. Know that your neighbors care deeply.

      Windsor Terrace

    • Courtney Wendroff

      Dear Kletsky Family,

      My heart breaks for your loss. I have no words that could adequately convey my deepest condolences. I wish strength for you and your family during this time. Our community will never be the same but Leiby will never be forgotten.


      Kensington, Brooklyn, NY

    • My family and friends cry with you. New York cries with you. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

      Westchester, NY

    • Mrs. Kletky:

      I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My family and I are Catholic and we will remember Leiby at mass this Sunday.

      Evanston, IL

    • Peggy Shorr

      Please know that love and prayers for you and your family are in the hearts of Jews and Non Jews. I am so so sorry for your loss.
      Peggy Shorr
      Brooklyn, NY

    • I am so deeply sorry for your family’s tremendous loss.
      You are in my thoughts often and in my prayers daily.
      May the love and support coming to you from around the world help you through this darkest of times.

      Brooklyn, NY

    • i looked at what others wrote so that i could reinforce something good from this horror. maybe anonymous from Teaneck, NJ makes most sense of this horror. I pray that the Kletsky family gains strength from all those who are praying for them. and that they find some peace. with our deepest condolences to the family

    • My prayers are with you and your family.


      Brooklyn, NY

    • Cindy Vitale

      Your loss is surely felt by every parent who has ever loved a child. No words can express how sorry we are for the tragic loss you have suffered. May God bless you with strength, courage and peace at this most difficult and painful time. I pray for your beautiful son Leiby, that he may rest in peace and for your family. God bless you all.
      With deepest respect and sympathy,
      CV – Long Island, NY

    • My heart goes out to you, and I hope with the help of god, you find the strength you need..

    • Dear Kletsky Family,
      My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May G-d bless and keep you in this time of mourning. I am mourning with you.

      Peace and love,
      Brooklyn, NY

    • You and your family are in my prayers.
      Brooklyn, NY

    • Crying with you from Seattle, praying for peace for you.

    • Our sincerest condolences. Our hearts go out to your family and your community.

      Santa Rosa, California

    • Natalie Hart

      Dear Kletsky family, my heart is with you in this time of pain. Your loss touches many communities and I hope our collective prayers bolster your spirits during this time. I am your neighbor in Queens, a Christian, and I hope you feel love coming your way from from your neighbors all over the world.

    • It is so hard for me to understand how you had to lose your sweet child in this way. I send to you a million prayers and hugs, to your entire family and neighborhood from here in the southwest. May healing come to all who suffer such losses and to those who’s sickened hearts and minds might cause them to do such a thing.

  13. May Hashem give you comfort and strength. May you know no more sorrow. May we all be zocheh to the coming of Moshiach and Techiyat Hameitim very speedily, with 100% rachamim, in the coming days.

    Thinking of you and your family,
    Ramat Beit Shemesh

  14. Menucha Levin

    HaMakom yenachem etchem b’toch sha’ar avlei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim.

    We share your deep sorrow at the loss of your beloved son.
    You are in all our thoughts and tefillas.
    Eretz Yisrael

  15. My heart ached with grieve for you and Hashem will comfort you in this time of pain

  16. As I write this I am sitting at my computer and crying with you. I cannot even imagine your pain and your tears, and I pray that HaShem will comfort you. May HaShem bless you with only good things in the future. Bli neder my husband and I will be learning l’iluy nishmas Leiby. HaMakom yenachem eschem b’toch sha’ar avlei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim.

  17. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון ולירושלים
    May you find the strength you need in the days to come.


  18. May you be comforted by G-d and may you know no more sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Myriam O.
    Montreal, Canada

  19. Cigal, Ramat Beit Shemesh

    My heart aches for you and your family. I pray that with all the love and support that surrounds you, Hashem will bless you with alot of strength to get through this terrible time

  20. Chava Sara

    Our thoughts and tefilos are with you and your family.

  21. שלא דעו עוד צער רק ברכות ישועות ונחמות

  22. Nechama Blake

    Thinking of and grieving with you; words are so inadequate, but the feelings are deep and sincere. May we all celebrate the coming of Moshiach soon.

    Edgware, UK

  23. Dearest Family Kletzky,

    We wish you much strength and love during this horrible time. Leiby will forever be in all our hearts and his pure Neshama is now with HK”BH.

    Ilana from London, UK.

  24. Moshiach now my heart is aching! from Sydney Aus

  25. May HaShem comfort you and your family. I am crying with you. much love.


  26. We are crying with you in our home in Baltimore. May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.

  27. I am crying with you

    Orit from toronto Canada

  28. Dear Kletzky family,

    May you be comforted amongest the morners. Our hearts go out to you and the family. May moshiach come speedily!




  29. Prayers from Houston, Texas

  30. Dearest Mrs. Kletzky,

    I am here in Ramat Beit Shemesh, EY mourning with you and trying to make sense of it all. I am a mother two boys who are 8 years old and 9 years old. I can’t even comprehend your pain but as a frum Jewish mother I would like you to know that I feel for your pain. I am taking a true cheshbon hanefesh on what kind of mother I am from this whole event.

    HaMakom yenachem eschem b’toch sha’ar avlei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim.

    Ramat Beit Shemesh, EY

  31. HaMakom yenachem etchem b’toch sha’ar avlei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim. There are no words but hope you find comfort in this big ug klal israel is giving you now.

  32. Dear Leiby’s mommy, tatty, and family,
    HaMakom yenachem etchem b’toch sha’ar avlei Tziyon v’Yerushalayim.
    We feel pain in our hearts and Leiby is in our thoughts the whole time

  33. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון ולירושלים

    Ontario, Canada

  34. May Hashem shield you and your family from further pain. HaMakom yenachem etchem b’toch sha’ar avlei Zion v’Yerushalayim.

    Toronto, Canada

  35. Letters are supposed to be sent to

    בשורות טובות

  36. All the jewish mothers pray for you and mourn your little boy

    May Hashem send you comfort and may this pure little soul pray for you, your family and the klal israel, Amen.

    All the jewish mothers pray for you and mourn your little boy.
    Anne-Sophie from Paris, France

  37. May the Eternal comfort you amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    We grieve with you.

    Hadassah, Virginia

  38. My heart is broken. May HaShem console you!

    Ita Chaya
    Teaneck NJ

  39. We are crying with you.
    Columbus, Ohio

  40. Elana Greenspan

    Ita Esther, I am crying with you in Stroudsburg, PA.
    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון ולירושלים

  41. There are no words that will comfort you right now. Please know that we are crying and davening for your family. May you find comfort in the months to come.
    Jen “Chicago”

  42. As a Mother of 4 boys, I am heartbroken to hear of the tragic loss of your beautiful son! I hope you feel the love for your family from so many around the world and this brings some measure of comfort during these most difficult times! I wish I had the words I feel in my heart to express my sorrow I share with you! May Hashem bless you & your family!

  43. My heart and soul are crying with you.
    May Hashem comfort you and give you the koach to go on.
    All Am Yisrael is your family.
    We grieve with you. We are crying with you.
    We hold you. We love you.

  44. I am crying with you.

    Los Angeles, California

  45. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון ולירושלים
    We all davened for Leiby’s safe return and now we are all crying with you. We can think of nothing else but this terrible tragedy.
    May Hashem bring you comfort.

    Oak park, Michigan

  46. our thoughts and tefillos are with you here in Seattle Washington

  47. Sarah Cohen

    May Hashem bring you comfort. We are all mourning here along with you.

    Yad Binyamin, Israel

  48. Hamokom Yenachem Eschem B’soch Shaar Aveilei Tzion B’yerushalayim

    We are all in mourning together with you. I am not married, dont have kids, yet I feel the pain of the loss of Leiby. I cannot imagine how much pain you and your family must be in.

    May Hashem comfort you and your family as well as all klal yisroel.
    Moshiach Now!

    Crown Heights

  49. May you Hashem comfort you with all your pain. I am crying with you and will keep you in mind when I light Shabbos candles. My heart has broken for Leiby and for your family.

    Rachel, Riverdale, NY

  50. To the Kletzky Family,

    We are crying with you and hurting for you and we are asking, “Ad Mosai? How much longer in this Galus?” as we demand Moshiach NOW so you will feel no more pain.

    Hamokom Yenachem Eschem B’soch Sha’ar Avalei Tzion V’Yerushalayim.

    Hindel Levitin
    Palm Beach, Florida

  51. May Hashem comfort you among the mouners of Zion. All Jewish mothers grieve with you!!

  52. We are crying with you and davening for you.

    Worcester, Massachusetts

  53. HaMakom yinachem eschem bsoch shaar avlaei tzion yerushalayim
    New Jersey

  54. I am crying with you, Leiby is all of Am yisrael’s family. May H-shem comfort you amongst the mourners of tzion and yerushalayim.


  55. Rivky, Colorado

    our hearts are heavy with sorrow, and our eyes overflow with tears. May you be comforted among the mourners and we see the coming of Mashiach in our days!

  56. Tzivia Jaworowski

    Dear Mrs. Kletzky and family, I’m in pain with you, I have a son who is 9, and your pain must be great. Somehow, Hashem will get you and also klal yisroel who is mourning with you, through this horrific atrocity. We send our love and , and we are doing all we can, so that Moshiach will come now, and we will be reunited with pure, innocent, Tzakkikel, Leiby A”H.

    Tzivia Jaworowski, a Yiddishe Mammeh from Chicago, IL

  57. Leigh Kohn


    Am Yisroel is crying with you. We are in shock with you. Sending you so much love and prayers. May Hashem send Moshiach now.

    With Love,
    Leigh Kohn

  58. we are mamish crying for you in yerushalyim ir hakodesh! and we will not stop crying for you and all of the klal that is suffering till moshaich arrives!
    gut shabbos gut shabbos!
    may it bring u just a little bit of comfort…

  59. Nechama Dina

    המקום ינחם אתכם
    We can’t possibly comfort you… we are all heartbroken for you. We would have given anything to prevent this from happening. I am sure Leiby is now begging Hashem to wipe the tears from your face and reunite him with you. Ad mosai?

  60. No words decribe the pain you are enduring at this moment. Know that we are praying for your family.

    San Diego, CA

  61. The loss of a child especially this brutal should never ever happen. I am crying for you as I write this. G-d will watch over him for you. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Susan, New York

  62. Please know that not only Jewish mothers, but Catholic mothers (as I am) and all mothers are crying with you. As the mother of two sons, I grieve with you. I sit here with the tears streaming down my face and can only imagine the devastation in your heart as you mourn your darling, little boy. May God be with you and comfort you and your family during this unbelievably difficult time. Know that we are all one with you and sending our support to you and your family.

    Lynn Wojcik
    Clifton Park, NY

  63. We mourn with you in Israel.
    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון ולירושלים

  64. We cry and mourn with you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers every moment of the day.

    Miami, Fl

  65. Siobhan Dansky

    Dear Mrs Kletsky
    HaMakom yinachem b’toch sha’ar aveilei Tzion v’Yirushalayim.
    9 weeks ago, my baby died. The pain of losing a child is beyond words and comprehension. I feel your loss and share your pain.
    Chazak u’baruch.
    Siobhan Danksy
    London, England

  66. Esther Kohn

    May you Hashem comfort you with all your pain. We are crying with you.

  67. Hamakom yenachem otchem btoch shar avlei Tzion v”Yerushalim.
    May Hashem grant you the strength to get through this time.
    Kiryat Arba, Ir ha’avot ve’haimahot.

  68. We are so sorry. We have nothing of comfort to say. May you feel some nechama.

    New Jersey

  69. Caroline Bass

    My heart is aching in pain for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May Hashem comfort you and your loved ones, and we will always remember Leiby Kletzky z”l. He will not be forgotten.

  70. BS’D

    To the Kletsky Family,

    I never knew of you, or your little Leiby, until today.

    From today onwards, I will never forget.

    With much love and emotion from Jerusalem.

  71. There are really no words, except may Hashem comfort you during this painful time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. regina rbsa, israel

  72. I cry and cry for the little angel and for your sorrows. Let our tears take away some of yours. I cry as I write this. People I speak to on the street in Park Slope said they cry and are heartbroken. People all over the world are grieving for your lose.


  74. No parent should ever have to go through the pain of losing a child. You may feel alone, but you have the entire nation standing behind you. May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

    Ramat Gan, Israel

  75. Chana Rivka

    If I were to sit with you and your family,I would just hold your hand, because there are no words,nothing to say as silence says it all. But one day, although it is unfathomable to imagine now, Leiby’s smile,innocence and sweetness will prevail and dispell the awesome darkness which is engulfing you and your family. Take comfort in knowing that the memories of his short pure life will sustain you and your family in the days ahead. May Leiby’s memory be a blessing and give you strength. There are no stronger birth pains than this. The crowning of the Geula is evident. It is only with the coming and blessing of Moshiach who will nurture you and give you strength. May it be the will of the Aibishter Now.
    Chana, Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel

  76. Julie DeKoven

    Klal Yisrael mourns the tragic death of Leiby Kletzky. If the Beit HaMikdash were standing, Levi Aron might have been a Kohen who could sublimate his murderous instincts by offering korbanot to Hashem. May we storm the gates of Shamayim with our prayers and teshuva, and merit the rebuilding of the Beit HaMikdash bimheira b’yameinu.

  77. Jose L Torres

    I followed your Sons tragedy from the start and as a father of 2 sons I an so saddened for You and your family. when I heard of his death I was in my truck and I pulled over and just cried. There are no words I can say to ease the pain of your loss but to say My family and I are with you in your grief. Bless you and your family and you are always in my prayers.
    Jose L Torres : Writer and Poet. Carteret NJ.

  78. Our thoughts are with you! May Hashem comfort you and your family and may Moshiach come NOW!!!

  79. I am crying with you. May Hashem give you the strenghth, courage, and comfort you need.
    Leah, Boston, Massachussetts

  80. May we merit to greet your dear son, the tzaddik (a’h), with Moshiach speedily in our days. Joining the global hug coming towards you…

  81. My mother and I wept together yesterday and today over Leiby and over your pain. Our hearts are with you.


  82. I, like so many others, want to wish you and your family that you should never again feel any tza’ar. But more than that, i also daven that you should get to the point where you can again just feel–anything. And that when you do get to that needed point ay”h, that HASHEM gives you the strength to know that it’s not because you are ‘losing’ Leiby zt”l or ‘moving on,’ … but that it is Leiby who has helped get you there.

  83. There are no words to describe the pain and heartbreak we are all feeling in the face of your unfathomable loss. We are all davening that you,and all of Klal Yisrael, be spared from any more suffering or pain. May Leiby’s holy neshamah join the voices of all our holy tzaddikim at the foot of the kisei hakavod as our mailitz yosher. In their zchus, and the zchus of the unity your malach has inspired, may Hash-m send us Mashiach Tzikeinu right now!
    Crying with you from the holy city Kiryat Arba- Hevron

  84. BS”D

    Shalom ajoti haiekara shelanu….

    Ein li milim kedei lihiot itaj karov karov…. rak she ani mitpalelet bishbiljem… HaShem roe hacol, Hu iodea.

    Berajot, at zojeret: col Am Israel itam!!!
    Margalit Perez miBuenos Aires, Argentina

  85. Ellen eserson

    My heart and prays go to the whole family. I can not get sad story out of my mind. my thoughts are with you at this most difficult time in your lives. he will not be forgotten in my prays may G-D take care of him and may G-D help you with each passing day.

  86. i didn t know what to say i feel we are in shock we are crying too
    we want moshiach now!
    with love from miami

  87. Candice Kashi

    My husband and I spent most of last night awake, in tears and heart broken over your loss. I don’t know you but am sure you are an amazing mother and a truly good person. I wish that Hashem will be with you in all your days giving you strength and comfort. As a mother I cry with you and feel your pain. May Hashem bless your girls and keep them for you in good health and mazal.

    Our deep condolences
    Candice n Ronen

  88. Kim Waldman

    My heart aches for you. I pray that you know what a loving and wonderful Mother you were to your beautiful son. This horrible tragedy could have happened to any parent. I grew up in Borough Park and remember how safe I always felt as a child. No one could ever have known that something so terrible could happen. I hope that you are surrounded by people who love you. And I pray that you feel comforted knowing that people all around the country and world are crying tears for your loss and are praying for you and your family.

    Kim Waldman
    New Jersey

  89. B”H

    Hamokom ienachem eschem betoch shear avlei Tzyoin veYerusholaim.

    A hug from RS, Brazil

  90. May you feel Hashem’s loving embrace through your sorrow, and may your be comforted.

  91. How can anyone console you on the horrific nature of your sons death?
    Only Rabbi Akiva, who was stripped of his skin, only The Seven Sons of Chana that were murdered without sin…Your sons soul has repented for something Bigger than we can all fathom…A true “se Tamim” Pure Sacrifice that Hashem chose to be instead of many lost lives in tragedy..Thank you for being part of his creation here and for the zchus to have him bring Klal Yisroel to tears that say “enough” we cannot bare the agony, please redeem us and let us see Leiby return b’tchiyas hameisim into his mothers arms.

  92. Dear Leiby’s mum,
    I don’t normally write emails ; I wanted you to know how we are all with you ,mourning together with you. Our hearts are broken . May Hashem comfort you, your family and all of klal yisroel. May Hashem bless you only with joy and simchas for all of your life and strength to enjoy it.


  93. May HaShem comfort you amoung all the mourners of tzion and Yerushalayim.

  94. BS`D
    My heart and my soul have pain… que Hashem les de fuerzas para este momento y sepan que; nuestro papá, Hashem, está cuidando de vuestro niño. Rita. Buenos Aires. Argentina

  95. HaMakom Yenachem Eschem Bsoch Shear Aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim.

    We are crying here and continue to daven for your family.

    May your family experience no more sorrow.


  96. There are no words to comfort you. May you be comforted by Hashem with the coming of Moshiach today and by Techiyas Hameisim which will bring Leiby Hakadosh back. I just want to let you know that Klal Yisroel loves you and that all the Jewish Mommies around the world are sending you their hugs and tefillos. Your Leiby has touched and united all of Klal Yisroel – may that alone be enough to bring Moshiach today.

    Chanie, Crown Heights.

  97. To the Kletsky Family,
    May G-d comfort you. I am crying with you.
    Love, Masha
    Baltimore, MD

  98. My prayers and thoughts are with you

    Hollywood, FL

  99. Dorothy Asante

    I hope it is ok for me to post here. I have been trying to find a way to let you and your family know that my heart grieves for the loss of a child of this world, your handsome child.
    Strength is my prayer for you all!

    A parent of four
    Columbus, GA

  100. I watched the funeral. I didn’t understand a single word, yet I cried a lot. I cannot imagine the depth of your pain. But I pray for your pain to end. I remembered hearing someplace that when a young child dies, it is because he is the neshama of a of a tsadick that was incomplete… missing something to make it perfect. When his neshama is perfect, his job here is complete and he gets to go to olam haba. You, as his mother will have the special zechus to be in his presence whenever you want. Not very many people will have access to such a special tzadick. But Hashem only places these special neshamos in very special hands.

    I never expected to see a tzadick look so beautiful.


  101. Dearest Kletzky Family:

    Although we cannot imagine the depths of your pain, we feel great pain in your loss, which is everyone’s loss. He was a beautiful child, and in his short life, he made such an impact on everyone because of his innocence. No words can anyone say to take away your pain, but please know that you are loved and cared for. We truly feel tremendous sorrow, and send you love so you can get through this painful time.

  102. Anonymous from Teaneck, NJ

    This incident involving the holy soul of Leiby Kletzky A”H has undoubtedly moved masses of people around the world with a powerful, infinitely powerful impact. Please G-d, help the full strength that this impact has had on each person that it touched, only move him or her towards a better place, closer to you, through studying your holy Torah (Bible) and performing proper avodah (prayer etc.) and acts of kindness in this world.

    If the full impact that this event has had on the world is channeled towards goodness, how tremendously good the world will become. If we don’t allow this impact to be channeled towards goodness, then this event will only leave us in a world where brutal murder occurs (G-d forbid this should ever be the case).

    Please G-d, help us prevail with the former option of bringing goodness. While the wound in our heart is still wide-open, let it race towards goodness. While our hearts are still wide-opened and exposed, let us seize the opportunity to fulfill your commandment of loving you “bchol levavcha” (translation: “with all your heart”, commandment quoted from Deuteronomy 6:5).

    Furthermore, please G-d, help us SEIZE this opportunity, for the heart heals fast, and when the wound is closed, how much more confined our potential becomes, as what is left is a scar, which is something different than what was there before, something thicker. Let us quickly purify what is inside of ourselves, what is inside of our hearts, so that the tougher, less penetrable, healing scar that grows over the wound, will only become a strong fortress for goodness.

    Please G-d, help us all. We have just been reminded of our lowliness as people. We need your help. Please enable us to translate the full impact of this event into goodness as such a tremendous amount of goodness would inevitably redeem our world.

    Let us each start now by accepting (bli neder) upon ourselves, one small act of goodness, one more small step towards the redemption.

    Let this redemption from the Merciful One come speedily and bring comfort to the Kletzky family and to all the mourners for Zion and Jerusalem.

  103. I am so sorry that this event has been so tragic for your family – I have taken on a mitzvah in your sons merit and I am davening for you and your family.


  104. Your loss pulls at my heart and brings tears to my eyes. As a yiddishe mama I cry with you.
    Oak Park, Michigan

  105. Dear Kletzky family,

    I hope that the above comments and the e-mails, the great outpouring of love and shared horror in your tragedy, feels like a comforting blanket to your souls, to be wrapped in the love of your people, who feel your pain almost as though it were our own.

    May the unity of Israel over this tragedy be a blessing to his holy memory.

    I, too, cry with you, here in Gush Etzion, Israel.

  106. I, too, cry with you and my heart goes out to your family.

    Brooklyn, New York

  107. Louise Blaney

    The hearts of everyone are broken. Even people who did not know your beautiful son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the community.
    May G-D bless you all.

    Louise Blaney
    New York, N.Y.

  108. Our hearts are all linked. May you, and all of us, see nissim v’niflaot so soon beyond our wildest imagination: only good! Please Hashem, heal her heart, surround her with love, spread a balm on the wounds of Your people and bring back all the lost, holy children. We are waiting!!!

  109. Our sincerest condolences to your family– you are not alone in your tears and sorrow. The whole of the Haitian community in Brooklyn feel your pain. Stay strong!

  110. Rabbi Dr Ed Goldstein

    Hamakom yinachem etchem btoch she’ar avaylay tziyon v’yerushalayim. Even though darchei hashem are nistarim from us, we know that He too cries at the loss of a pure and holy person such as Leiby. May his memory be a maletz yosher for us and all klal yisroe. Yehi zichro baruch uthay nishmato tzrurah bitzror hachayim. Yehi ratzon hkbh should give you and your family strength to go forward from this tragedy and continue your lives.

  111. I send your family thoughts and prayers.

  112. We are sending you lots of love and healing from Brooklyn, NY

  113. The Jewish people around the world are united in mourning with you. May the unity and teshuva that we have been moved to do help bring mashiach closer. May Hashem give you and your family strength and comfort.
    Baltimore, MD

  114. KBhatnagar

    Dear Kletzky family,

    We deeply mourn your loss. Our hearts go out to you in your darkest hour. May god give you the strength to see the light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

    With love and heartfelt condolences,


    New York

  115. hamakom yenachem etchem betoch she’ar avalay tziyon v’yerushalaim. we are crying here with you too.
    may hashem give you strength and comfort.

  116. Heidi - Charlotte, NC

    Dear Mama Kletzky,

    I am unable to forget about this story I saw on the news a few days ago. I have been praying for your comfort and peace as you walk through this tragedy in your life. I pray that G-d will touch you and heal you quickly, and give you peace. Here are some scriptures for you: Psalm 55 – especially verse 22: “Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” And also Isaiah 43 – all of it – but especially verse 1 and 2 which says: “Thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your G-d, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…”(please read the rest on your own). I pray that you will find comfort in the presence of the LORD and know that His love for you is incomparable and His Spirit grieves with you during this time. As a mother, I can imagine the pain you must feel and the thoughts you must be battling as you remember the past week’s events and so I pray that you will be released from the torment of those thoughts that do not bring comfort and peace, and instead be surrounded by comforting words that bring healing and love.

  117. pesha kaufman

    There are no words, only tears. We, your sisters and brothers in Klal Yisrael, are with you. We share your pain and your loss—it is ours as well. May Hashem grant you and all of us what we need to deal with so great a tear in our nation and our hearts. I will be daveing for you and your family.

    May we see the light of Moshiach come to its zenith and be reunited with all our loved ones very, very soon.

    Hamakome Yinahchem Eshchem Bsoch Shaar Avlai Tzion V’Yerushalyim

  118. Aviva Barnett

    Below are words that are not mine, but I couldn’t have expressed myself better. I found them so helpful and moving and I don’t know if the Kletzy family will see them in another way so I wanted to share them with the family here. It’s a tefillah written to Leiby. May we know no more sorrow and be zoceh to see and feel Hashem’s love.

    “I hope Hashem is everything you expected Him to be. I hope He greeted you with open arms and kissed away the tears that were surely on your holy neshama. I hope He’s giving you the grand tour of Heaven, wherever that may be. I hope He’s introducing you to your heroes, having you sit down and talk with Avraham Avinu himself. I hope He’s listening to you as you beg him to help your family overcome their loss. I hope the two of you are watching over Moshe ben Raizel from above, keeping him safe until we find him, because our people cannot cope with another tragedy. I hope you point out that the abundance of volunteers and the outpouring of tefillos for your sweet little neshama should make Him proud for having chosen us as His people. I hope He cries with you and explains to you why He put such evil and sickness into this world. I hope He holds your little hand and tells you why you needed to be so brutally murdered. I hope He shows you the special place you will reside for all eternity, among the holiest of holy, and gives you the direct pass to His chambers so you can be with Him whenever you please. I hope you find family and friends up there; the ones down here are broken. I never met you, Leibby, but you are my brother, you are my people, and through you I have seen that despite the many flaws of our community, we are still ONE and always will be”

  119. Dear Mommy
    My heart in aching for your loss
    I sit here and cry with you, not too far from you

    I hope you will be able to find peace some day and know that you are loved
    sending you strength and prayers

    תהא נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים
    May his soul be bound in the bundle of life‏‏‏‏

    DR Brooklyn NY

  120. We are all crying and mourning with you. I hope that you are able to find peace and that you are surrounded by warmth and love.
    Brooklyn, NY

  121. Christine

    Dear Kletzky Famly,
    Although we did not know your son, as parents our hearts are broken from the news of this tragedy. We hope that you find comfort, strength and love during this difficult time.
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved son.
    With love,
    Christine and Adam Gabel
    Kensington, Brooklyn

  122. Dear Ms. Kletzky,

    Your son was such a beautiful boy. I also have a son, and my love for him is part of what makes me cry for Leiby’s loss and for your family’s suffering. May there be peace for you all someday, on the other side of this unspeakable horror.

    Jess, Nashville, Tennessee.

  123. I am a mom in Kensington, Brooklyn. All of us feel grief and fear because we know that this tragedy could have happened to any of our children. And though I am not Jewish, please know that I feel solidarity with you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  124. Donna Hendrix

    Our hearts grieve with you.. and you are in our prayers.

  125. ann marie russo

    Dear Mother Kletzky . I have not stopped thinking about your little angel . I asked for God to kiss your little boy for me . I pray for peace for you and your family. I have never met your little boy but he will be in my heart forever . Know that all people Jewish and non-Jewish send you their love with a pure heart . GOD is holding your little Leiby and he suffers no more.
    Condolences with all the love in my heart
    Ann Marie

  126. Kirsten Deetz

    Our hearts are rightly broken and we mourn with you and your community, praying with all our hearts that your wounds be healed.

    Brooklyn, NY

  127. Satya Laren

    Dear Kletsky family,
    I pray and pray that HaShem will bring you peace soon. In this, the hardest time of all, my husband and I send you our deepest condolences.
    Satya & Bob

  128. I keep shaking my head in disbelief and the tears just keep rolling. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you.

    In your sadness, may there be hope… In your thoughts, may there be peace… In your heart, may there be healing.

    Kat G
    Los Angeles,Ca

  129. Dear Kletzky family,
    The news of your tragedy broke my heart, it has been a few days and I still cry when I think about your loss. I’ve shed many tears with you. And although no words can anyone say to take away your pain,know that you and your little boy are in the heart of the Jewish people. May HaShem bring you comfort in the most difficult of times.

    Santa Barbara, California

  130. From our family to yours sending prayers and love
    Our shabbos candles were for you

  131. Niloufar Gomez

    Dear Mrs. Kletzky,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I have not been able to take you and your beautiful boy out of my mind since I heard the news.

    I wake up in the morning thinking of you and I go to bed the same way.

    I want to tell you that you and your family are in my prayers.

    May God give you strength.

    My most sincere and heartfelt condolences.


    Iranian-American living in Virginia.

  132. Such a sweet neshamale Leiby, terrible, terrible loss for all Am Isroel!I cry every time i think about your son, his death must bring all the Jewish people to pray harder for Mashiach, and Geula.May HaShem bring you comfort in the most difficult of times.

  133. Ayelet HaShachar

    May Hashem console you among all the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim. Your brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel are also crying for you and the loss of your son, our brother. I am so sorry for your loss and send you all of my love.

  134. To the Kletsky family:

    My heart has been broken since I found out Wednesday morning. I feel like sitting shiva, for I need to be consoled. All I can do is feel the well of tears and know that thousands of others are crying to the heavens. There are no words, only tears, and that is my offering to you.

    May Hashem bless your family and bring you comfort with the mourners of Zion,

    Kochav Yaakov, Israel

  135. channa sarah

    feeling pain for your son, for your family , for this world. feeling so close to you, and wishing you all the strength to continue,praying that soon Hashem will reveal to us why everything happens. sending you all my love and prayers from jerusalem

  136. Miriam Dombey

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Kletzky,

    All of Clal Yisrael, from the four corners of the earth, worried with you and now they grieve with you. In this moment of unity may the sweetness and purity of Leiby’s beautiful neshama serve as a meilitz yosher for all of us.

    May your family know no more sorrow.

    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאווה עוד.


  137. Philadelphia, PA

    I send condolences to you and your family on the loss of your son. May you find comfort and support from your loved ones, friends and those around the world thinking of you. May G-d surround and comfort you with His love.

  138. hamakom yinachem eschem bitoch shaar avlei tzion v’yerushalayim.
    your family is in our tefillos.
    rochel , ramat beit shemesh.

  139. This tragedy is sorely felt by all. Sending you tears from Jerusalem…

  140. This is absolutely shocking. I feel any words are out of place. Just the hope of Hashem comforting you at some point and that all Klal Isroel will only share besoros tovos yehshuos u’nechamos.
    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שער אבלי ציון וירושלים
    With much love,
    Tamara from Yerushalaim

  141. Bat-Chen Grossman

    Hamakom yinachem etchem betoch shaar avlei tzion v’yerushalayim.
    She Lo Tid’u od tzaar.
    all we can do is cry with you. may we be zoche to laugh together very soon! amen.
    Bat-Chen Grossman
    Kochav Yaakov, Israel.

  142. May all the wishes warm your hearts and bring you some comfort.
    Hamakom yinachem etchem betoch shaar avlei tazion v’yerusahalayim.
    Sincerest condolences.

  143. Mrs Kletzky,

    There are absolutely no words of comfort during such difficult times. May HaShem comfort you, I am also crying with you as I’m sure many other mothers are as well.

    Esther, Fl

  144. I’ve been going to sleep thinking about Leiby and waking up thinking about Leiby. I have gone to my basement and cried and cried, felt my heart ripped open, and beseeched H-shem “ad mosai”?? A zis yingeleh, a tayereh neshama, no chet upon his pure soul, only love and Torah learning. I visualize Rochel Imeinu crying for Leiby and his mishpacha. And I know all my tears and those of the rest of the klal don’t come close to the pain that Leiby’s Mommy and Tatty feel. We are all here. Crying with you. Leiby has brought out the best in us, showed us that we are a unified nation. May all our collective tears and especially those of Leiby’s family, cause H-shem’s “cup of tears” to overflow and cause Moshiach to come speedily. HaMakom Yenachem eschem besoch sha’ar aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim.

    Baltimore, MD

  145. I have been crying with you since your son was lost, giving my family hugs more frequently, and asking Hashem more often than ever to bring Moshiach sooner. I am so sorry this loss was yours to bear. It is a loss that all of Klal Yisrael feels deeply – perhaps the most raw pain of Galus many of us ever really tasted. Perhaps these tears are needed to help open up our hearts. Whatever it is, all of our hearts are open and weeping with you and wish somehow we could console you with the biggest hug we could muster. HaMakom Yinachem Eschem B’soch Shaar Aveilei Tzion v’Yerushalayim.

    Baltimore, MD
    July 18

  146. Tamar Miller

    My husband and I have cannot stop talking about your tragic loss. Something so deep has affected all of Am Yisrael as you can see. We cry with you and daven that you be comforted among the mourners of Tzion & Yerushalayim.

    Our deepest condolences,
    Tamar Miller
    Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

  147. Heidi Dietrich

    I have been praying for you on the loss of your son and my heart goes out to you. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling but please know that you are not alone in this time and that your arms are being held up in prayer. May God comfort you.

    Heidi Dietrich
    Everett, Ma

  148. Rachel Shuman

    Dearest Kletzky family,
    Our hearts are broken. I am a mother in Greenpoint Brooklyn and I know our community here is devastated by the loss of Leiby. I have cried so much for your beautiful boy and I only wish to send your family my deepest condolences and my hope that there is enough love surrounding you now to hold you up. We are thinking of you.
    Brooklyn, NY

  149. Dear Fam.Kletzky
    I wish you from deep of my heart that you are strong in this difficuolt time.
    Leibby is with Hashem.
    My deepest condolences,
    Ofra Abraham
    Antwerp, Belgium

  150. Orah Ruth Kamienny


    Dear Mrs. Kletzky,

    Can I send words to comfort You? No, only HaKadosh Baruch Hu can comfort you. So may you be comforted amoung the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalim.
    May we all yearn deeply to do only Kiddush HaShem so His Glory will be revealed for all the world to see.

    Orah Ruth,
    Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

  151. Yael Maizels

    Dear Kletzky Family,
    We are crying for you. May Hashem give you strength in those moments when you think you have none.
    kol tuv
    Yael Maizels
    Ariel Israel

  152. HaMakom Yinachem Eschem B’soch Shaar Aveilei Tzion v’Yerushalayim. May you be comforted by the purity of his neshama.
    New Jersey

  153. Dear Kletzky Family,

    You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but your son is my son and your pain is my pain. There are no words to say that will comfort you. I think by now you know that all of Klal Yisroel is crying bitter bitter tears right along with you. I have not stopped crying over the loss of your little boy. You are certainly not crying alone! HaMakom Yenachem Eschem b’soch shaar aveili Tzion v’Yerushalayim.

    Queens, NY

  154. I am sorry – on the previous message I had forgotten to say we are from the Bronx.
    Love, Eileen & Richard

  155. Brocha WEinberger

    Dear Kletzky Family, I would love to join all of kllal yisroel in comforting your Mishpocha. We are living in such hard and trying times, and the Ribbono Shel Oilam chose your Heilige Yingele Leiby to be the one to unite Kllal Yisroel in Tefilla and connecting to Hashem. May this thought be a true comfort to your entire family, knowing that “MIGALGILIM ZECHUS AL YIDEI ZAKAI” and may this give you the strength that you need to go on. HAMAKOM YINACHEM ESCHEM MITOCH SHAAR AVLEI TZION VIYIRUSHALAYIM. May we be zoche to the Bais Hamikdash in our days, in the zechus of your Yingele Leiby, with tears, Brocha, Eretz Yisroel

  156. do you have the kletzkys address so i can send an actual letter?

    • JewishMom

      if you google “kletzky shiva boro park scoop” you will find the shiva address, that is where I sent these letters.

  157. Yael Liker

    I can’t stop thinking about you and your family. I don’t have the proper words to say to comfort you but my family and I thought it is important that you should know that we are crying with you. May Hashem give you the all the strength and nechama! Hamakom yenachem eschem and may the purity of Leiby’s neshama comfort you.

  158. you have been in our minds and prayers.
    i have no words
    thinking of you constantly.
    praying for you….
    crying with you….

    denise LONDON

  159. Phyllis Meer

    Dear Mrs.Kletzky and family,
    May G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalim.
    The mothers of Detroit have opened a Gmach to make clothes tsnius
    in memory of Leiby. May Hashem give you strength!

  160. Young Israel of Hillcrest

    Dear Reb Nachman, Esty and family,
    On behalf of our community we express our deep sadness and want to let you know that Leiby A”H, is forever in our hearts. Ha’Makom Yenachem Eschem.

    Rabbi Richard Weiss
    Young Israel of Hillcrest, Queens

  161. i also have no words of comfort but i am sorry for your loss of Leiby Kletzky z”l

  162. Malka Wolf

    Not a day has gone by that I have not thought about Leiby. My heart is mamash broken, but I have strengthened my faith in Hashem when I see how strong your family is. In his merit, I have taken on the mitzvas ase of veahavta lerayecha kemocha in times when it is hard to do so. May Hashem continue to give you strength and may Moshiach come NOW!!!!

  163. Leah Seliger

    I am crying…and crying…praying for understanding and strength for all of us.
    Crown Heights, Brooklyn

  164. Eileen W.

    Dearest Kletsky family,
    As a mother, a Jew, and a New Yorker, I too am heartbroken and am crying along with you over the tragic loss of your beloved little Leiby, A”h. May Hashem and the prayers of Klal Yisroel and of the good people of all faiths who have reached out to you bring you solace now and in the future, and may you know no more suffering. May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
    Eileen W.

  165. Kristin Kane

    Dear Kletzky family –

    There are simply no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I don’t know that there has been a moment in the last (nearly) two weeks that I haven’t thought of you and your sweet little boy. My family sends you our deepest condolences and we hope you find peace.

    I am having a difficult time typing this through my tears.

    Our warmest regards –

    Kristin Kane and family
    Seattle, WA

  166. As a parents we cry with you for this most awful loss but of course we can not even phantom the pain you must have in your hearts. we hope that you can come to some kind of peace to go on for yourselves and the rest of your family. Your dear son will always be with you.

    Thinking of you and your family
    valerie from toronto canada

  167. Mierowsky family

    Our sadness and tears go out to your whole family. We pray that you will find peace one day knowing that Leiby is with Hashem and is being loved and cared for. I wish we could take you all in our arms and just give you our love and comfort. Mierowsky family Perth Australia

    • Rosie H. Weinstein

      To the Kletzkys my heart is irrevocably broken to hear about Leiby’ he was a sweet kid who left this world too soon he will never be forgotten because he’s an Angel looking down lovingly. As an aunt I get freaked out over my nieces and nephews all my love shalom and love ❤️ Rosie in Brooklyn i

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