Lacking Compassion

Lacking Compassion

Hella Winston’s lead story covering the horrific Leiby Kletzky murder was so over-the-top offensive that I did not feel compelled to write (“Tragedy In Borough Park Puts Shomrim Under Scrutiny,” July 22).

Surely a paper with your integrity would print a retraction and an apology by the next week. But the following week’s edition bore no such apology. Where is your compassion? Where is your sensitivity? Where is your proof substantiating the outlandish claims in the article?

This was a time when we all came together — Jews and non-Jews of all stripes. But instead of supporting, you sought to crush the unity and further the divide. An investigative piece such as this one could have waited a few weeks. It would have given time for sensitivities to dull somewhat and for the reporter to conduct an appropriate investigation. Considering that we are taught that the Second Temple was destroyed because of baseless hatred between brothers, I can understand why we are doomed to endure another Tisha b’Av this year.

For shame. You owe the Kletzky family an apology.


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