This Week's Thought From The Koby Mandell Foundation
- Seth and Sherri Mandell
Today, the 15th of Iyar, is the 10th anniversary of Koby's murder by Arab Terrorists.
This week I see one of Koby's friends. He's tall, thin with long hair, a beard and a big kippa. When Koby was killed they were both 13 and about the same size. Today he's 24 and a man. So I think about what Koby would be like now.
Next day, I don't want to get out of bed. But because I'm still Koby's father, I do.
Judaism teaches that every act in this world has a corresponding effect in the next. That's why we give tzedaka, charity, in a person's name. That's why we say the mourner's kaddish.
So when a child at Camp Koby laughs when a counselor swings her over her head - the merit goes to Koby's soul.
When a bereaved mother makes a breakthrough in drama therapy - the merit goes to Koby's soul.
When a high school aged American counselor has a life changing encounter with a bereaved Israeli child - the merit goes to Koby's soul.
Every father wants to do the best they can for their child. This is the best I can do for Koby.
Please click here to support Seth and Sherri's Kilometers for Koby hike in honor or Koby's 10th Yahrtzeit.
click here to read Seth's article "In Honor of Koby Mandell" in today's Jerusalem's Post
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