Levi Aron’s confession of the killing of 8-year-old Hasidic child Leiby Kletzky on Friday has caused a big stir within the tight-knit in the Jewish Community in New York.
The Borough Park orthodox Jewish community is one that is built on the basis of trust, but the knowledge that this heinous crime was committed by one of their own, has many individuals doubting the trust they had in their “neighbor, The Christian Post reported.
Police video surveillance shows Kletzky while coming home from the day camp got into Aron’s.
Kletzky's murder is one of the most grisly murders that have hit the greater New York area and this type of apparent hospitality shown by Aron is not uncommon within their close community.
“If you’re in the airport and need help, a Jew will help you … I pick up hitchhikers, boys waiting to go to Yeshiva. When I travel and see another Jew, we’ll eyeball each other; there’s a connection. Everywhere you go, all over the world,” Borough Park resident Yocheved Schachter told the New York Times.
Borough Park citizens now fear that this type of Jewish kinship might become a risk factor and a cause for concern.
Ben Herb, a Borough Park resident told the New York Times, “Here in the center of Borough Park is where you have to be very careful. Most of your neighbors are Orthodox Jews with which children are comfortable. That, in itself, is a risk.”
Police discovered Kletzky's dismembered body on Wednesday morning with parts being in Aron’s freezer and some parts in a suitcase found miles away from the apartment.