Aiden in My Heart

Aiden in My Heart

News reports of a 2-year-old boy found wandering around in the aftermath of the July 4th attack, looking for his parents, stained with blood, moved me to tears this morning. Tragically, it was discovered later that his parents, Kevin and Irina McCarthy, had been murdered along with 5 other innocent victims.
This boy triggered painful memories, for me, of other orphans of murdered parents. The surviving 3 children of Ruti and Udi Fogel HY”D, Tamar. The 4 children of Rav Eitam and Naama Henkin HY”D.
Traumatized children raised by grieving grandparents. Mothers and fathers, young parents of young children, stolen away, never to return.
That was before I knew that 2-year-old Aiden McCarthy, like those other orphans of murdered parents, is Jewish. His mother, Irina Levberg, had been the only child of Russian-Jewish immigrants.
What a terrible tragedy. So senseless. So much grief. I felt a special need to have my children close today. May Hashem comfort Aiden and his grieving grandparents. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

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  1. And the Schijveschuurders, from the Sbarro. All so, so sad.

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