It’s strange how fiction and reality can often cross paths.
In my last blog post, I talked about the classic novel “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” a fictional story set in Brooklyn over 100 years ago about the struggles of an impoverished immigrant family to make a life in the U.S.
This week, the real Brooklyn was brought to the forefront of the news surrounding the true story of the tragic killing of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Leiby was a young boy who finally got the permission of his parents to walk home alone from his day camp on Monday, got lost, then got killed by a man who evidently had no prior criminal record, a man who decided not only to kidnap a child, but to kill him, and cut him into pieces. How do rational people grapple with such evil?