In moving to Israel, the Yemenites changed their social life even more than their physical environment. These changes impinge in many ways on physical and mental health, both on the patterns of disease and on the ways of coping with ill health. Yemeni society before 1950, and indeed up to the 1962 revolution, was utterly different from society in Israel. The relationship between the Jew and his or her surrounding society was also quite different in Yemen and in Israel. As may be anticipated, there has been a major reorganisation in many aspects of social life, which in some cases led to considerable disruption and disturbance. The caseload of the Rosh Haayin Social Services Department gives some indication of the son of problems most commonly encountered (Table 3.1).
The caseload of Rosh Haayin Social Services Department In 1985
Source: Weingarten M. A. and
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