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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 12:00 am

On May 8, 2001, 13-year-old Koby Mandell and his 14-year-old friend, Yosef Ish-Ran, played hooky from school and went hiking near their home in the West Bank. The next day, their bodies were found in a cave, stoned to death by Palestinian terrorists.

Koby's parents, Sherri and Rabbi Seth Mandell, had made aliyah from Maryland in 1996 because they loved Israel and wanted to put Judaism at the center of their family's life. Now, their oldest child was dead.

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