October 27, 2004

Jerusalem of Shrapnel

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On Saturday night, Sept. 9, 2003, 20-year-old Chanan Sand of Jerusalem learned the meaning of the word tragedy.

It was less than 24 hours before his long-awaited wedding to American high-school sweetheart Nava Applebaum. Chanan was anxious and excited. Tomorrow, he would become the first of his friends to tie the knot.

Then the phone rang. Chanan answered it and fainted immediately.

Nava had been killed with her father, Dr. David Applebaum, in a suicide bombing at Jerusalem’s Caf