By COLlive Reporter
Composer Sarah Dukes has released a new single in honor of Leiby Kletzky obm, on his first Yahrtzeit, today, 11 Tammuz.
Little Leiby was kidnapped and murdered on his way home from day camp one year ago, and his disappearance brought the Jewish communities around the world together, as all prayed for his safety and mourned his tragic death.
Dukes was inspired to compose this song after seeing thousands mobilize to help the family search for their beloved son. “This song is about one boy, a boy whom we all loved but never met,” Dukes told COLlive.
“It is about the effect that this one, young, innocent child had on the entire world: he united a nation. He proved that we can work together as one, and showed us that we are one. He taught us that we can have pure, ahavas chinam- even towards someone we have never met. He taught us the power of one: of one individual, of one people, of one heart.”
“Let’s continue to live Leiby’s lesson. Let’s be there to help one man, one woman, one child, one neshama. Let’s have ahavas chinam towards a complete stranger. We can do it. Leiby showed us that we can.”
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