and Ramat Beit Shemesh, were built in the 1990s, doubling the size of the city. The large English-speaking community is concentrated in the Dolev area of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Sheinfeld, Nofei Aviv, Migdal HaMayim and Givat Sharett. Ramat Beit Shemesh ("Beit Shemesh Heights") lies directly adjacent to the main part of Beit Shemesh. It is located on a hill overlooking the old town. It has a large, diverse Orthodox population. The neighborhood consists of ''Ramat Beit Shemesh Alef'' and ''Ramat
by members of her own national religious community who accused her of exposing the community to public shame. Archaeology thumb right Middle Bronze gate system unearthed at Tel Beth-Shemesh (File:Mb gate tbs.png) In 1971, excavations at Givat Sharett conducted by Israeli archaeologist Claire Epstein revealed a residential settlement of the Middle Bronze Age, including a temple.
February 2012 accessdate 21 February 2012 The population of Beit Shemesh is expected to reach 150,000 in 2020. Two new neighborhoods, Nahala UMenucha
'members of one family.'" Friedman, Jane. "SLOW TRAIN TO JERUSALEM", ''The New York Times'', 7 August 1983. Retrieved 23 September 2007. "Built in 1892 by the French during the Turkish reign, the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem line is one of the few early Middle East train lines to have survived the effects
Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts) and world Nunchaku champion (2001) Eli Ivgi was born in and lives in Beit Shemesh. Arab-Israeli conflict thumb Memorial at Naharayim (File:Naharayim memorial 9.JPG) On 13 March 1997, seven 13 and 14-year-old girls from Beit Shemesh's AMIT Feurst School were killed at the "Island of Peace" site in Naharayim by a Jordanian soldier (Jordanian Armed Forces) while they were visiting the joint Israeli
and 14,148 students in the city: 41 elementary schools (Primary education) with 10,716 elementary school students, and 20 high schools with 3,432 high school students. 40.3% of 12th grade (Twelfth grade) students were entitled to a matriculation certificate. Economy Beit Shemesh has two industrial zones containing mainly small industry, particularly in the Northern industrial zone which is typified by carpentry and metalwork workshops, garages and wholesale and retail outlets. The Western industrial zone contains several larger companies including Beit Shemesh Engines Ltd. (BSEL) which manufactures and repairs jet engines and jet engine components, Barzellan and others. Nearby in the Noham industrial zone are situated various other factories and offices. Since the hi-tech (High tech) boom of 1996–2001 Beit Shemesh has been host to several hi-tech startups including Omek Interactive. Transportation thumb right Beit Shemesh Railway Station (File:Staz Bet shenes1.jpg) Beit Shemesh Railway Station provides hourly service on the Israel Railways Herzliya–Jerusalem line. The station is located in the north industrial zone of Beit Shemesh. It was reopened on 13 September 2003, having existed for over a century at the same location. The station has three platforms. Bus transportation within Beit Shemesh and most inter-city routes is operated by Superbus (Superbus (company)), which began service on 5 January 2009. The Egged Bus Cooperative, which previously operated all bus service in and to Beit Shemesh, still operates a limited number of bus lines from Beit Shemesh to Jerusalem and Bnei Brak. Sports Beit Shemesh is home to numerous sports clubs all under the main sport associations (Beitar (Betar), Hapoel, and Maccabi (Maccabi (sports))). The city has soccer (Association football) teams including juniors, seniors and over-35s teams and boasted a franchise in the Israel Baseball League. The Beit Shemesh Blue Sox (Bet Shemesh Blue Sox) represented Beit Shemesh in the league's only season, though they played their games at Gezer Field (Kibbutz Gezer Field) in Kibbutz Gezer due to a lack of proper facilities in Beit Shemesh. There is also a very active Little League in Beit Shemesh and Ramat Beit Shemesh, with over 300 members. In the field of judo, Elitzur Beit Shemesh has won many prizes. Israel Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts) and world Nunchaku champion (2001) Eli Ivgi was born in and lives in Beit Shemesh. Arab-Israeli conflict thumb Memorial at Naharayim (File:Naharayim memorial 9.JPG)
Shemesh altUnoSp district jerusalem population 95,200 popyear 2011 area_dunam 34259 mayor Moshe Abutbul (politician) Moshe
The history of Beit Shemesh goes back to pre-biblical times. The modern city of Beit Shemesh was founded in 1950. History Antiquity
Zilberbod and Tehila Libman announced the nearby discovery of a large compound from the Byzantine period that was most probably a monastery.
Further doubts have arisen as to whether other
;Haaretz1.312923" 75% of the children entering the first grade in the 2012 2013 academic year will be registered in official Haredi institutions.
thumb Tel Beit Shemesh overlooking modern Beit Shemesh (File:PikiWiki Israel 9766 old bet shemesh.jpg) thumb right View of modern Beit Shemesh from the south (File:Bet Shemesh.JPG) thumb Modern Beit Shemesh, 2010 (File:PikiWiki Israel 11275 Landscape view.jpg) thumb Beit Shemesh Shopping Center (File:Bet shemesh-Kanyon BIG.jpg)
'''Beit Shemesh''' ( The history of Beit Shemesh goes back to pre-biblical times. The modern city of Beit Shemesh was founded in 1950.