Hundreds attend prayer service for Leiby Kletzky

BROOKLYN - Hundreds of people gathered for a prayers service in Borough Park tonight as the community continues to cope with the death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.

Mourners from across the city attended the special ceremony at Congregation Anshe Sfard. Organizers say the music-filled service had an emphasis on psalms from Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Some leaders say the service is not customary, but because of the prominence of the case, cantors are hoping the music will show how the community has and will continue to be united throughout the tragedy.

The ceremony followed the end of the traditional week-long Jewish mourning period, known as Shiva.

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