שמעו נא זאת ראשי בית יעקב וקציני בית ישראל. תניא ר' יוסי בן אליקים אומר אם ראית דור שצרות רבות באות עליו צא ובדוק בדייני ישראל שאין פורענות באה לעולם אלא בשביל דייני ישראל שנאמר שמעו נא זאת ראשי בית יעקב וקציני בית ישראל המתעבים משפט ואת כל הישרה יעקשו, וכתיב בונה ציון בדמים, וכתיב ראשיה בשחד ישפוטו וגו', ועל ה' ישענו, רשעים הם אלא שתלו בטחונם במי שאמר והיה העולם. לפיכך הקב"ה מביא עליהם שלש פורעניות כנגד שלש עבירות שבידם שנאמר לכן בגללכם ציון שדה תחרש וגו', ואין הקב"ה משרה שכינתו על ישראל עד שיכלו שופטים מישראל שנאמר ואשיבה ידי עליך ואצרוף כבור סגיך וגו' ואשיבה שופטיך כבראשונה ויועציך כבתחלה אחרי כן יקרא לך עיר הצדק וגו':(ילקוט שמעוני מיכה רמז תקנא)
An "angelic" 9-year-old boy vanished after getting lost while walking alone for the first time from his Borough Park day camp and then following a Hasidic man down a busy street in the tight-knit community.
FBI agents last night joined the desperate, massive manhunt for little Leibby Kletzky, who was on his way to meet his parents when he disappeared late Monday afternoon. He was last seen on surveillance video around 45th Street and Dahill Road walking behind a bearded man in a white shirt and dark pants.
The man - who Browne described as "a person of interest" - is seen driving off in a gold, possibly Japanese-make car, although "we don’t know for certain whether the boy had gotten into the vehicle or not," he said.
Leiby Kletzky, 9, was last spotted leaving the Boyan Day Camp on 44th Street near 12th Avenue at 4:50 p.m., police said.
He was supposed to meet his mother on 13th Avenue and 50th Street but mysteriously failed to show up.
“Volunteers have been out there all night searching backyards, front yards, anywhere where a child could possibly be” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn).
Buses loaded with volunteers have come from New Jersey to aid in the search.
"Usually, these things are solved in a few hours," said Jacob Daskal, a member of the Shomrin volunteer civilian patrol. "It might be an abduction, but we're still hoping it's not."
Daskal said the boy was caught on surveillance camera leaving the school. He walked eight blocks to meet his mother. He disappeared during that short walk.
Boro Park Shomrim chief Simcha Bernath said the family confirmed the boy walked by himself, but normally he took the bus. He was supposed to walk from 12th and 44th to 13th and 50th.
"Because they had an appointment, they decided he could meet them," he said. "Everybody knew it was OK to walk by himself. But his regular routine was to go on the bus and go home."
"They're distraught. They can't figure out what happened," Bernath added.
Hikind's office, along with the boy's family and friends, is offering a $100,000 reward for any information on his whereabouts.
"It's quite amazing. Money's just coming in from people who just want to express their concern and want to do something,'' Hikind said.
"The amount has grown on the part of business people throughout the community. We started out this morning with just $5,000," Hikind said.
“We’re hoping for a good outcome but this is becoming very scary,” Hikind said.
Kletzky, the second youngest of five kids, was last seen wearing a blue shirt with green and white stripes, blue pants and black sneakers.