A ray of sunshine for embattled Beit Shemesh

09.01.2012                      14.Tewet. 5772

Beit Shemesh:

A ray of sunshine for embattled Beit Shemesh

Coexistence group seeks to stimulate dialogue following strife between Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox.

The wave of intercommunal strife that has engulfed the country in recent weeks has led to a flood of political and media prophecies foreseeing the imminent and apocalyptic collapse of our society.
Suburban Beit Shemesh, in particular, has become one of the centers of the unrest, where a microcosmic fault line has developed between the ultraconservative haredi community in one part of town, and the more modern world of the national-religious and Anglo-haredi community abutting it….