In a follow-up interview, Mayor Abutbol said he hadn't understood the term "gays," thinking it meant "pedophiles."
Of course, our enemies will try to use Holocaust references in their attempts to condemn Israel's activities and policies.
The charedim and the Zionists in Beit Shemesh are contemplating a "divorce."
In the universal contest between the blues and the reds, one side will invariably win, the other lose.
The voice of the middle ground is more important than ever, yet perhaps too soft to be heard at all.
Sharon had completed the highly contentious "Disengagement" from Gaza in summer 2005.
The event was entitled “Who are the people in our neighborhood.”
The image of Naama Margalit became a symbol, overnight, of the struggle for peaceful neighborly relations in Beit Shemesh.
Following Rav Elon's conviction, Rabbi Chaim Druckman invited him to teach at Yeshivat Or Etzion.
At this point, I am rather envious of my friends in Efrat.
Eli Cohen, the challenging candidate for mayor, recently announced at a campaign meeting in Beit Shemesh that "this time, the dead won't vote!"
Advisers close to the Prime Minister noted that this demand has already been accepted by the Palestinians.
Moshe Abutbul has taken the knee-jerk response to all criticism and perceived threats.
Pop-stars who wield extraordinary influence invariably have the potential to abuse their charisma, talents and fame, taking advantage of vulnerable, young fans.
90 heads of state were in attendance -- but not from Israel.
There needs to be huge public pressure - demonstrations, effective PR and media for the cause, utilising every legal recourse and civil disruption.
Absent people make great fake voters.
The conclusion of the report is that the overall incidence of child abuse is dramatically more than the official reports which reach the social services and police.
"Over 2.4 billion Christians and over 1.5 billion Muslims, all tracing their inspiration and origins to the rather smaller Jewish people - most of whom seem to be in this room today..."
Enthusiastic fellow purple-people have established a Facebook Page called The Purple Zone, and punned in Hebrew "Am Segula."
This is apparently some kind of good-will gesture to the Palestinians.
The re-vote campaign has left the station and is right on track!
In both cases, professionals had been alerted prior to the tragedies.
This Dvar Torah is a must for every parent and educator.
As if there was not enough drama in the re-called contentious Beit Shemesh municipal elections!
Some sexual abusers will devote enormous efforts to preparing a child for abuse, in such a way that the child will least resist, and the perpetrator will be most protected.
Court says the democratic process had been undermined.
A low-point in the elections was a "Kol Korei" rabbinical announcement demanding that the the faithful vote for Moshe Abutbol.