Contemporary aspects of loss. Academic Article uri icon


  • The current series of tragic events occurring in Israel raise anew, but with greater urgency, the topics of loss, grief and mourning. When there is almost a daily coping with death and wounded soldiers and civilians as a result of acts of terror, mass disaster, road accidents and military actions–the pain of losS Occur-ring under these traumatic circumstances is even more pronounced. The fact that the deaths are not confined to any particular group in Israeli society, but effect the general population regardless of ethnicity, age or origin, requires that individual and group variation be respected. Sensitivity to cultural differences in the bereavement response is an area that we believe requires sustained and serious attention.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001