In July, 2011, Levi Aron allegedly kidnapped, killed and dismembered the body of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn. What lawyer would want to represent him? And if a lawyer does undertake such representation, what lawyer would boast about it?
A funny thing happened to me as I surveyed all the tragedies that have filled our newspapers over the past few weeks. I discovered that I was slowly becoming inured to the murder of children and the loss of human life.
Not only is Levi Aron not part of the religious Jewish family, he is not part of the human family. He is a beast of the field, a cold-blooded predator, devoid of any spark of G-d or hint of humanity. He is a man without a soul, a spiritless hominid.
Little Leiby Kletzky's murder should give pause to every parent across America. And as a society, we have to make some sense out of his death or we've learned nothing from it. Something good has to come from it or he will have died in vain.
While we mourn the death of young Leiby Kletzky, we must remember that safety is more than just the absence of danger. It's the presence of a full and happy life -- a life that's not dominated by fear.