Ramat Beit Shemesh

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Ramat Beit Shemesh (Hebrew: רמת בית שמש‎, "Beit Shemesh Heights") is a large neighborhood of Beit Shemesh, Israel. The development includes Ramat Beit Shemesh Aleph, Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet, and Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel.


Map of Ramat Beit Shemesh subdistricts

Ramat Beit Shemesh was built in the 1990s, doubling the size of the city of Beit Shemesh. The neighborhood lies directly adjacent to the main part of Beit Shemesh and 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 Beit Shemesh Bet. In Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet, families belonging to Eda Haredit constitute the majority.[1] In 2002, following tensions between the Haredi and non-religious population, plans were drawn up to build another secular neighborhood, HaShachar. In 2007, Ramat Shilo, considered a subdistrict of Ramat Beit Shemesh, with both Dati Leumi and Haredi residents was built. In 2009, it was announced that a new neighborhood, Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimel, would be built as an entirely Haredi neighborhood on a large block of state-owned land bordering southern Beit Shemesh.[1]

Ramat Beit Shemesh Aleph[edit]

Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet[edit]

Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel[edit]

Ramat Shilo[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ettinger, Yair (8 September 2010). "Black and white in color". Haaretz. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 31°42′50″N 34°58′58″E / 31.7139°N 34.9828°E / 31.7139; 34.9828