Three years after she was attacked in Beit Shemesh while cycling, Nili Philipp sued the city for refusing to remove modesty signs. Here’s how the court hearing went.
You might think someone would come to the aid of a young Israeli woman when a grown man set upon her for not dressing ‘modestly’ enough.’ Think again — it’s Beit Shemesh.
Beit Shemesh, a hotbed of Israeli sectarian tensions, has reelected its ultra-Orthodox mayor. Does that mean game over for the city’s religious balance?
Incumbent Moshe Abutbul was reelected in a close vote for mayor of Beit Shemesh.
In Beit Shemesh, the gulf between ultra-Orthodox and secular Jews grows wider by the day. If coexistence can’t work here, what does that mean for Israel?
A Jerusalem court voided the results of municipal elections in Beit Shemesh over fraud accusations, paving the way for a rematch between a secular challenger and the haredi Orthodox incumbent.
An LBGT group filed a complaint against the haredi Orthodox mayor of Beit Shemesh after he said on television that his “holy and pure” city does not have homosexual residents.
Beit Shemesh is a notorious poster child for feuds between ultra-Orthodox and secular Israelis, discord that flares during election times. Would it be better to divide the town into two?
Eve Finkelstein, a Beit Shemesh doctor, and her friend Esther (an alias) first encountered the billboards as they were driving down the Beit Shemesh’s main access road.
Anyone who buys the adage about ‘sticks and stones’ should look at the Margolese family. They were driven away not by rock-throwing ultra-Orthodox but the nasty gossip of neighbors.