Waiting and hoping

Like the rest of the community, we at Jewish News are waiting to hear any word on Jophrey Cord, the 13-year-old Temple Emanuel congregant who was last seen on Monday, Dec. 23. What we are hoping for, though, is a good word. We are hoping that he will be found, safe and sound, but it’s something we cannot know. All we can do is send our prayers up to heaven and our words of encouragement out to the family.

We can only imagine the worry they are going through. We also can only imagine what the boy was feeling to have left behind a note saying his family would be better off if he went away.

These are sensitive issues, and while we struggle with how best to cover them, foremost in our consideration are the feelings and thoughts of the people involved. This is at the core of who we are as a newspaper-media company devoted to the community.

We know by the number of hits on our website that the story is being followed by many in the community, and we will do our best to provide timely updates and to let you know as soon as we do what has happened to Jophrey. In the meantime, if you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

For more information on Jophrey and the search for him, click here.

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