Neveh Shamir: Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!
It's the latest hot news in national media referring to Beit Shemesh, but Mehadrinews covered it first: Neveh Shamir is a big con. The "binoculars" on the advertisement are meant to keep you from noticing the location. They are building a huge neighborhood designed for those who don't want it, in the least attractive location from their point of view: Beit Shemesh, city of Torah and Judaism.
We haven't studied the government curriculum, so correct us if we're wrong, but Albert Einstein is rumored to have defined insanity as doing the same thing again and again while expecting different results. "Who is wise? He who foresees the future." The tall, beautiful Shaar Hair mall has not yet been filled. A fortiori. If a building with hundreds of apartments in the center of town cannot find buyers, who's going to fill thousands of apartments in the middle of nowhere, excuse me, "next to nature".
Ramah Alef, too, was designed entirely for the seculars. A pity on them. We saw what happened there. Those who fell for it had to sell their apartment or do Teshuva. The seculars don't marry so fast, don't have many children, believe their career comes before having a community, and why buy when you rent?
Well, Neveh Shamir marketers don't care. Every finger clicking on their Google AdWords ad means more profits. What do they care?
Even Eli Cohen admitted so: Beit Shemesh is a Charedi city. All the evidence is in the recent poll done by the Smith Institute on the 2018 municipal elections. The only question is which one of the Charedi candidates has a better chance of winning? Secular Jews are being swindled, and the Charedim are carefully being used as a patsy.
City council member Menashe Elias of "Atid Hair" (huh?) insisted on high-story buildings, lacking a sukkah porch, and so on. Since the non-politically correct result is known in advance, this reminds us of the women who came before Solomon. Especially the one who said "Neither I nor you will have him. Cut the baby!"
Politicians blame those who note facts present and past for sabotaging the proposal? Well, if the proposal was so hot, it couldn't be undermined so easily… In the known parable, the child doesn't steal the emperor's clothes but draws attention to his nakedness.
Tough luck for you guys: The neighborhood will get serious, and you will be forced to run away in the dead of night. Tough luck for us: The (apparent) crooks will blame us for your troubles
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!
With Heaven's help, Yehuda Segal