A demonstration in support of Orot Banot elementary school.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
The upcoming mayoral vote in Beit Shemesh is widely considered a watershed event in a city with a population of more than 90,000, divided almost equally between haredim and non-haredim – and it is gaining a reputation as one of the dirtiest mayoral races in the country.Many in the non-haredi sectors say that the October 22 election will be the last opportunity to “save” the city from falling completely under haredi control with the continued mayorship of Shas candidate Moshe Abutbol.
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