'Human life is more important'

Agriculture Minister responds to uproar from animal rights activists on Ministry decision to shoot stray dogs plaguing city of Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 9:38 AM

Haredi teacher, principal, abuse 12-year-old girl

Special ed student suffers trauma after principal warns not to leave classroom for five hours. Haredi Board: No proof this ever happened.Chana Roberts, 6/29/2017, 11:11 AM

Beit Shemesh: Policemen termed 'dead men' by haredi zealots

Police are investigating who is behind posters hung in Beit Shemesh urging a protest against 27 haredi policemen, termed "dead persons.'Michal Levy, 5/3/2017, 7:39 PM

Haredi boy dies after elevator accident

10-year-old haredi boy dies in hospital after suffocating in an elevator in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/7/2017, 9:47 PM

Beit Shemesh to double in size

Netanyahu praises building in Beit Shemesh, says city will be model of haredi-secular integration and cooperation.Haim Lev, 4/3/2017, 3:06 PM

Police find 'hit-and-run' driver

Police arrest Beit Shemesh resident for Saturday's hit-and-run.Uzi Baruch, 4/3/2017, 9:57 AM

Students unearth 2000-year old Jewish town to fund Poland trip

Students at Jerusalem's Boyar High School participate in archaeological excavations to help fund their trip to Poland's concentration camps.Orly Harari, 3/27/2017, 10:11 AM

Beit Shemesh man indicted for sexually assaulting 11-year old

Suspect allegedly paid young victim 20 shekels to keep quiet after twice sexually assaulting him next to synagogue.David Rosenberg, 3/24/2017, 8:10 AM

Campaign to build Israeli baseball stadium takes off

JNF campaign to baseball stadium in Beit Shemesh receivess boost following Israeli team's surprising performance in World Baseball Classic.JTA, 3/21/2017, 3:46 PM

Haredi leader blasts extremists, issues synagogue ban

'This place is open to all Jews. Those who try to ruin it can never be forgiven and are banned from our synagogue.'Michal Levy, 3/14/2017, 7:35 PM

He read Megilla, got drunk, and started attacking people

Police arrest Beit Shemesh man after he gets drunk, starts attacking people.Ido Ben Porat, 3/12/2017, 6:14 PM

Five-year old found wandering streets alone

Child walked out of babysitter's residence, discovered by passerby on streets of Beit Shemesh.Ido Ben Porat, 12/23/2016, 8:52 AM

Protesters attempt to block bus routes in Beit Shemesh

Protesters in Beit Shemesh attempt to block bus routes after decision to run buses without separation of men and womenGary Willig, 12/18/2016, 6:57 PM

Town near Jerusalem evacuated as fires continue to rage

Fire near Beit Shemesh forces evacuation of Moshav Beit Meir. Firefighters continue to fight the fires across Israel.Elad Benari, 11/25/2016, 6:03 AM

'While she was giving birth, he was molesting young girls'

Beit Shemesh man allegedly molests young girls who came to help clean the house while his wife was in the hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2016, 10:43 PM

8 indicted for Beit Shemesh voting fraud

8 charged with voter fraud in 2013 Beit Shemesh elections. The accused impersonated others to vote for haredi candidate Moshe Abutbul.Orli Harari, 9/21/2016, 3:34 PM

Uproar in Beit Shemesh after neighbor assaults teenage girl

Beit Shemesh man arrested after sneaking into neighboring apartment, assaulting teenage girl.David Rosenberg, 8/24/2016, 6:34 PM

Suspect arrested for sexually assaulting minors on buses

Police arrest haredi man in his 30s on suspicion of repeatedly molesting young boys on bus from Beit-Shemesh to Jerusalem.Shai Landesman, 7/7/2016, 12:38 PM

Outrage at video showing police beating haredi man

Probe ordered into Beit Shemesh incident of possible police brutality against a haredi man - all because of a parking ticket.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2016, 11:10 AM

15 people rescued from Beit Shemesh fire

Ten children and five adults were rescued after being trapped inside a burning building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 9:51 AM

Man shouts at, threatens 'immodest' girls

Haredi man in Beit Shemesh arrested for verbally assaulting 15-year-olds, making them cry and flee in panic.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/27/2016, 9:08 AM

Beit Shemesh backs soldier who killed wounded terrorist

Beit Shemesh municipality announces demonstration in support of the soldier who shot a neutralized terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2016, 11:19 AM

Terror Alert in Beit Shemesh area

Warning of terrorist planning to carry out attack on target in Beit Shemesh area. Police tell citizens to report anything suspicious.Haim Lev, 1/10/2016, 3:10 PM

Supreme Court rules: Partial autopsy for haredi baby

Supreme Court rules a partial autopsy and quick burial for body of four-month-old baby from Beit Shemesh.Haim Lev, 1/7/2016, 11:45 PM

Haredim riot as court and family fight over autopsy for baby

As haredim take to Jerusalem street, family of 4-month-old baby believed shaken to death by nanny appeals to High Court over post mortem.Cynthia Blank, 1/7/2016, 2:32 PM

Eight year-old makes fascinating historic archaeological find

IAA notes find confirms existence of large city near Beit Shemesh during First Temple era.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/25/2015, 10:30 AM

Beit Shemesh: 'Terrorists walk among us'

Residents speak about fear gripping city in wake of attack, given presence of hundreds of Arab workers - tomorrow's potential attackers.Chaim Lev, 10/22/2015, 9:08 PM

Beit Shemesh ex-MK: Employing illegals aids terrorism

In response to morning's attack, Dov Lipman calls to stop hiring illegal workers, noting some 'sleep in construction sites overnight.'Ari Yashar, 10/22/2015, 5:35 PM

Beit Shemesh terrorists wore Hamas shirts during attack

Both terrorists wore t-shirts bearing symbol of Hamas' armed military wing; at least one of them was known Hamas member.Kobi Finkler, 10/22/2015, 12:06 PM

Terrorists 'had many chances to enter buses' and kill Jews

Beit Shemesh resident calls it a 'big miracle' that two Arab terrorists only injured one person in attack on Thursday morning.Yoni Kempinski, 10/22/2015, 11:30 AM

Rescue worker describes 'Miracle' during Beit Shemesh attack

Yehuda Dezhichovsky, head of Hatzalah rescue service in Beit Shemesh, tells Arutz Sheva the town experienced a 'miracle.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2015, 11:04 AM

One injured in stabbing in Beit Shemesh

Haredi youth injured in stabbing attack in Beit Shemesh; two terrorists neutralized.Cynthia Blank, 10/22/2015, 9:16 AM

Child Found in Hot Car Passes Away

One of two children who were found in a hot car near Beit Shemesh passes away in hospital. Second remains in serious condition.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/25/2015, 8:19 PM

Two Children in Serious Condition After Being Left in Hot Car

3 and 5 year-old boys in critical and serious condition after being found in a car outside Beit Shemesh.Orly Harari, 9/25/2015, 4:29 PM

Viral Post Brings 100 People to Holocaust Survivor's Funeral

Facebook post brings hundreds to funeral of 93 year-old buried in Beit Shemesh.Tova Dvorin, 6/10/2015, 10:11 PM

Massive Fires Burn Around Israel, 3 Homes Decimated

Huge fire in forest outside Beit Shemesh spreads out of control, after blaze in Tel Mond sets gas balloons on fire and levels homes.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2015, 3:42 PM

Religious Zionists of Beit Shemesh Hang Flags Across the City

Defying Haredi extremists, Religious Zionist residents are taking the initiative to hang Israeli flags for Independence Day.Gedalyah Reback, 4/23/2015, 12:38 PM

Watch: Haredim Attack Soldier, Call Him a 'Nazi'

Extremist group in Beit Shemesh hurl insults at soldier returning home - calling him a Nazi on Holocaust Remembrance Day.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 4/17/2015, 10:00 AM

Child Killed in Beit Shemesh Fire Identified

Seven year-old Daniel Nachman Biton named as child dead from Beit Shemesh fire - possibly from hannukiot left unattended.Uzi Baruch, 12/24/2014, 8:17 PM

10-Year-Old Killed in Fire in Beit Shemesh

10-year-old boy killed in fire in a home in Beit Shemesh. The boy's father seriously injured and taken to hospital.Uzi Baruch, 12/24/2014, 1:13 AM

Compromise in Beit Shemesh

The Ministry of Education and the municipality jointly agree to build portable buildings for the Hareidi students' use.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 10/7/2014, 2:12 AM

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Compound Near Beit Shemesh

Impressive Byzantine-era compound shedding light on life 1,000 years ago unearthed during preparations to build new neighborhood.Ari Soffer, 9/18/2014, 11:04 AM

Beit Shemesh: Court Rules Hareidi Girls Can Use Secular School

Court threw out a petition by the Education Ministry that sought to prohibit use by a hareidi school of a secular Beit Shemesh school.Moshe Cohen, 9/7/2014, 4:50 PM

Hareidi Secular Tensions Over Beit Shemesh School

Education ministry orders hareidi girl's school closed, after Ramat Beit Shemesh appropriated rooms for it in secular school 'illicitly.'Moshe Cohen, 9/1/2014, 8:33 PM

Burial of Missing Student Aharon Soffer z''l

US yeshiva student who went missing last Friday in Jerusalem Forest brought for burial, after search ends tragically.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 8/29/2014, 9:57 AM

Hamas Rockets Target Jerusalem Area

Capital region comes in for nighttime rocket salvo; at least one rocket shot down by Iron Dome.Ari Yashar, 8/24/2014, 9:13 PM

Hareidi MKs Condemn Attack on IDF Soldier in Beit Shemesh

Reservist returning home physically, verbally abused; MKs vow to treat incident 'like an act of terror.'Tova Dvorin, Haim Lev, 7/29/2014, 2:04 PM

'Returning to Beit Shemesh in Uniform Like Returning to Jenin'

Hareidi soldiers in Beit Shemesh receive special permission to arrive home in civilian clothing, say they fear physical, verbal attacks.Tova Dvorin, 5/18/2014, 2:40 PM

Two Synagogue Robberies in Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh suffered two syngagogue break-ins overnight Wednesday, both on the same street.Yosef Berger, 5/1/2014, 3:54 PM

'If Hareidim Understood the Draft Bill, They Wouldn't Oppose it'

Hareidi MK Dov Lipman shares his thoughts on the enlistment bill, negotiations with the PA and the prospects for a split in Beit Shemesh.Ari Soffer, 4/29/2014, 9:24 PM

Alleged 'Price Tag' Attack on Beit Shemesh area Monastery

Against the backdrop of tensions over talks, phrases like 'America is Nazi Germany' scrawled across monastery.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/1/2014, 9:42 AM

Beit Shemesh Faces Renewed Calls to Split the City

Some Eli Cohen supporters react to elections loss with petition to split the city into hareidi, secular halves.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 3/13/2014, 12:16 PM

Moshe Abutbul Wins Beit Shemesh Re-Vote

Hareidi candidate Moshe Abutbul defeats Eli Cohen by a margin of some 1,000 votes in Beit Shemesh second election.Elad Benari, 3/12/2014, 2:45 AM

Thoughts on the Beit Shemesh Elections

A scion of the Soloveitchik rabbinic family can not and does not remain silent in the face of unacceptable pre-election behavior. Beit Shemesh Resident, 3/11/2014, 6:55 PM

Beit Shemesh Singer Ari Goldwag Calls for Unity in New Video

Ari Goldwag talks about how he shaved his beard for a special video promoting unity and tolerance between all Israelis.Ben Bresky, 3/11/2014, 6:54 PM

Abutbul Calls for Calm as Beit Shemesh Votes Again

Hareidi incumbent urges mutual respect during revote. Voter turnout remains high.Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2014, 5:50 PM

Beit Shemesh Mayoral Candidate Promises Democracy at Conference

Eli Cohen and incumbent mayor Moshe Abutbul face off in Beit Shemesh re-elections Tuesday. Cohen: I promise equality, democracy.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 2:19 PM