beit shemesh school.
(photo credit: benjamin spier)
There is a growing tension between the haredi and national religious residents of Beit Shemesh and the newest battle ground for the dispute is a girls’ elementary school. The Orot school for girls will open the doors of its new building for the beginning of the school year on Thursday.
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However, parents and teachers of the national religious school say that
violent threats and high tension confrontations with extremist neighbors
have them fearing for the safety of their children.
The school lies on the border between national religious and haredi
neighborhoods in Beit Shemesh. The city’s mayor says the school
administration is ignoring a previous agreement to make it a school for
boys, and not girls.