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Goodbye Bet Shemesh

Goodbye, Bet Shemesh. This post is for my friends who have been there for me from before the events which took place in Bet Shemesh over the past two years, and then remained at my side throughout. My story started while doing everything I can to protect my daughter and her friends from extremists who […]

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Not Laughing

Today I watched a video of our Mayor, the Mayor of Bet Shemesh, Moshe Abutbul making a joke out of the spitting incidents in Bet Shemesh. At a Purim party, a reporter asked MK Eli Yishai how he gets along with Bet Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul. Moshe Abutbul made a joke out of it and […]

TWIN CITIES

A twin city agreement is the definition of two cities from different countries who want to promote cultural and commercial ties with one another. There are many twin towns, twin sister and twin cities around the world. Maryland’s Montgomery County was due to become the twin city of Bet Shemesh, in Israel. Unfortunately, they have delayed their […]

Desperate to be heard

Yesterday, my view of ultra orthodox extremists and those who suffer in silence from them, changed. Many of those keeping silent are desperate to be heard. I received a phone call in the morning from a woman who asked in a soft, low voice “is this Margolese?” I said yes, and she continued “I am calling […]

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Disturbing the Quiet of Shabbat

All has seemed quiet in our area of Bet Shemesh these past two weeks, at least that I know of. I’m sure there are incidents that I am unaware of, but I enjoyed the peace. This past Shabbat, a group of seminary girl’s were walking towards Rabbi Dov Lipman’s house for Shabbat lunch. As they passed a […]

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American Support

This morning we had an appointment to visit the American embassy in Tel Aviv. I wasn’t sure if I would be meeting with Ambassador Dan Shapiro or not. Five years had passed, and it was time to renew Naama’s passport. Having been to the U.S embassy many times over the years, we know that security […]

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My Powerful Little Girl

My oldest daughter, Naama, is a sweet and sensitive little girl, who stood up in front of camera crews and news reporters, and did an excellent job of expressing her thoughts to the world. Naama, who usually shies away from people she doesn’t know, participated in many interviews, took lots of pictures, and shared her thoughts because […]

Intro to my blog

My name is Hadassa Margolese, I am the mother of eight year old Naama Margolese from Beit Shemesh. This blog is a forum for me to explain what is going on with my family, how it has affected us, and what we plan on doing about the whole situation. I believe, and I am not […]