Shmuley Boteach

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabbi Shmuley: Focus On Values Needed Most For Post-9/11 America

I would love to see a more unified nation — not unified by tragedy like 9/11. It doesn’t take people dying to bring the rest of us together. Death should not be the impetus for life. Life is its own blessing.


In this July 12, 2011, photo provided by, volunteers gather at a Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol (FSSP) Mobile Command Center in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, where they are given fliers to post after 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was reported missing the previous day. In the days before he was found dead, the search party to find Leiby grew to as many as 5,000 people. (AP Photo/, Eli Wohl)

A Look Inside Brooklyn’s Shomrim Patrol

They are the first line of defense in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and when 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky went missing, they were the first to respond.