‘How does one prepare to be a bereaved mother?’

Zieva Dauber Konvisser’s ‘Living Beyond Terrorism’ is a look at how 48 survivors of terror move forward with hope and optimism. An excerpt.

By ZIEVA DAUBER-KONVISSER
May 29, 2014 12:46
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Soldiers pull a staff car through the heavy mud of the Russian roads, November 1941.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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These are the stories of three Jewish-Israeli mothers who made aliya from North America with their families; three mothers who lost their sons horrifically during the second intifada; three mothers, bereaved by terrorist violence, who recognized the importance of sharing their sorrow and overpowering feelings of loss and pain with other mothers whose grief they can understand in a special way.

These three mothers help each other with support, comfort, and laughter, while providing others with support and hope through acts of altruism. Sherri, Susie, and Cheryl volunteer to help other families, provide extra food for soldiers, and raise spirits in their community through the performing arts.

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