Tamar Ariel's family spent the summer worrying about her. An Israeli Air Force navigator, she served in the seven-week conflict with Hamas, but once it was over, they relaxed and she got ready to pack her bags for a holiday in Nepal.
She returned dead after she was killed in a massive avalanche during the blizzard that struck the Annapurna mountain range last week, and was buried on Tuesday.
Israel's President, Reuven Rivlin, has declared his society "ill".
Speaking this week at a conference on xenophobia, he told the audience: "The tension between Jews and Arabs within Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low. We have all witnessed the shocking sequence of incidents and violence taking place by both sides."
With a month to go before the November 24 deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, the Israeli government believes the sides are close to a deal which will leave a large part of Iran's uranium enrichment capacities intact.