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.
Attempts, frequently abusive, by extremist segments of the ultra-Orthodox community to hermetically seal their neighborhood off from the outside world, have of late been challenged by a carefully coordinated – and some say provocative – campaign from the other side of town to fight back against this phenomenon.
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