Leiby Kletzky's soul was brutally taken from him.
I found it very hard to post anything about this tragedy until I managed the courage to do so. I was following the news stories closely on YWN, Matzav, and VIN and even the Israeli sites like Arutz Sheva, Ladaat, and Kikar. When I woke up this morning trying to find out any information, I saw the bitter news.
And I cried.
As the morning progressed, I saw the even more tragic news that the murderer is a "Shomer Torah Umitzvot". Apparently, he's missing a whole bunch of Mitzvot. His wife met him at sawyouatsinai, but the commandments he saw must have looked something like this:
This week's Perasha has Hashem giving Pinehas His covenant of peace. Shimon and Levi, the sons of Yaakov Avinu, had their anger cursed by their father for the slaughter of Shechem. Pinehas, from Levi, killed Zimri, from Shim'on, in an act that symbolized Levi's break from his brother Shimon. Levi's zealousy was sanctified by this holy act, whereas Shimon's zealousy remained rotten. (Nahalat Shimon)
Unfortunately, the Levi in the episode we are dealing with today murdered in a way that is the exact opposite of holiness.
Pinehas is the grandson of Aharon, who exemplified peace.
Mr. Aron in the episode we are dealing with today acted in a way that is the exact opposite of peace.
He apparantly doesn't know why he did it. His רוח שטות cost a holy life.
My heart goes out to the Kletzky family. There is not much more to say. וידם אהרן.