The recent calamity that took place in our community has had a permanent effect on each and every one of us without exception. In one way or other we were all embarrassed, inspired or traumatized by the last week’s inexplicable cold-blooded murder of an innocent young boy by one of our own.
Klal Yisroel is a nation of “rachmonim” as was displayed throughout Leiby’s disappearance, and the crime committed was the antithesis of our in-borne nature as we know it. In fact, I wonder how many acts of this magnitude has taken place among our own people since Pilegesh B’givah thousands of years ago. Despite the uncharacteristic and unprecedented nature of this act, the chillul Hashem is undoubtedly enormous.
One of the most powerful social tools in this tech savvy era is the common frum blog site. With it we have the right to read the news and openly express our views and varying opinions. Naturally, at times opinions vary, and flaring passions are almost tangible. At times, there are many people who read the blog “comments” who are not necessarily from our community, and there is perhaps room to wonder what they think of us as a people. That said I would like to make a suggestion. Perhaps now is the time for us to take revenge at this tremendous chillul Hashem. We know that the only way to be miskaper on chillul Hashem is through Kiddush Hashem. Why don’t we use this blog to promote Kiddush shem shomaim right here on this site?
My soul is screaming that as a nation we must now be mekadesh Shem Shomaim to counterattack what has happened. Perhaps it is time to be mekabel a small act of Kiddush shem shomaim here on this blog. Writing it down on the comments will strengthen the commitment, and perhaps inspire others to follow suit as well. We have seen hundreds of comments regarding all different issues, how many comments of Kiddush Hashem can we generate here? The act can be something regarding the way we drive, talk on our cell phones, or anything that each one of us feels we can improve the way we are viewed by the “velt”.
May it be a zechus for little Leiby’s (A”H) pure neshama, and may we merit to see the geulah soon.
Submitted to YWN by M.N.
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