Rabbi Kletzky: Leiby Was “Always for Somebody Else”


leiby-kletzky2Words of thanks from the father of Leiby Kletzky.┬áRabbi Nachman Kletzky appeared on WMCA radio on Motzoei Shabbos, making his first public comments since his 8-year-old son’s levaya. He expressed gratitude for the support his family has received since Leiby’s killing.

Rabbi Kletzky also told New Yorkers they could ensure his son’s death was not in vain by donating to a memorial fund set up by the family. The goal is to help others going through any kind of tragedy.

“For Leiby, this is what he wanted, always for somebody else,” said Rabbi Kletzky. “Whoever knew him as a kid, he always had in mind everybody else so I’m doing it just for him.”

For more information about the memorial fund, click here. Rabbi Kletzky says his goal is to raise at least $1 million.

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  1. The world’s hearts go out to the Kletzky family after the horrific murder of their child. Their emunah is inspiring.

  2. Thank you Rabbi Nachman Kletzky and your wonderful family for bringing beautiful soul of Leiby Kletzky, of blessed memory, to this world!
    Thank you for being grateful to God and having faith even for those who are not.
    Thank you for caring for others even in this hard time.