Leiby Kletzky's Parents End Shiva Period With Walk Outside

By Forward Staff

Published July 20, 2011.

The heartbroken parents of slain Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky ended their traditional mourning period on Wednesday with an early morning walk outside their Boro Park home, news reports said.

Nachman Kletzky and his wife, Esther, were surrounded by relatives as they walked outside on 15th Ave., around 6 a.m., the New York Daily News reported.

The walk marked the end of their seven-day shiva period during which they stayed inside their apartment.

“It’s a sign that your escorting the soul to its resting place,” Jack Meyer, of Misaskim, an organization that provides services to grieving families, told the paper.

Leiby Kletzky, 8, was abducted as he walked home alone for the first time from day camp on July 11. His dismembered body was discovered two days later.

Levi Aron, 35, who lives a few blocks from the Kletzkys, allegedly confessed to the kidnapping and murder.



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