Israeli Haredi elections have one simple message: Obey without question. Vote as your rabbis tell you to.
This is a story about runaway extremism. About the apathy of the local authorities and the silence of local religious leadership.
Israeli archeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman-era road near Bet Shemesh.
A group of Beit Shemesh women fighting to remove “modesty signs” plastered around their city won a key battle in court.
The daughter of Shas’s spiritual leader said she fears that Israeli women will soon have to veil their faces. But in the town of Beit Shemesh, where a sect of Haredi women wear ‘frumkas’ — Jewish burqas — that fear is already a reality.
A secular school in Bet Shemesh that was divided to allow a haredi Orthodox girls school to have classes in the building will become a completely haredi school.
A haredi Orthodox girls school that began operating on one floor of secular school in Beit Shemesh must vacate the building.
The city of Beit Shemesh ordered the removal of a wall that had been set up inside a local elementary school to separate its secular and Orthodox pupils.
A Jerusalem court issued a restraining order against a haredi Orthodox girls’ school in Beit Shemesh from using part of a secular school’s building.
Parents and teachers at a secular public school in Beit Shemesh are protesting the partitioning of half of the building for a haredi Orthodox girls’ school.