Extremism has reared its ugly head in Beit Shemesh (“In Beit Shemesh, Modesty Wars,” Dec. 30).
And it comes from those who milk our country the most, who do not pay taxes because work is not part of their vernacular, who do not serve in the armed forces and who have the audacity to impose their archaic behavior on others.
I am reminded of the time my wife and I were traveling around Israel in search of a house. Upon arrival in Beit Shemesh, a big sign on one of the porches confronted us. It read, “non-religious not wanted here.”
I turned to my wife and said, “This is not Eretz Yisrael.”