Stranger Danger

    Most of you who live in New York have probably heard the news of the gruesome murder of 8 year old Leiby Kletzky.  He disappeared recently while walking from his day camp alone for the first time to meet up with his mother on a street corner seven blocks away.  On his way, he got lost after taking a wrong turn and reached out to a stranger to ask for help and directions.  This stranger ended up taking young Leiby to his home, murdering him, and subsequently dismembering his body.     I cannot begin to tell you how horrified I am by this heinous crime.  Besides the obvious reasons why these news would be disturbing to anyone, I have an 8 year old son.  Over the years people have told me that I am too watchful over my children and that I shouldn't worry so much about danger.  I'm not sure if people are in denial about how many bad things still take place in society or if they have deluded themselves into having a false sense of security.  In any case, I have never bought into this … [Read more...]