SHEMESH ONLINE EMAIL LIST RULES:
Welcome to Shemesh OnLine - the BS/RBS List.
This free email list allows easy communication between list members on topics
of interest to Bet Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemesh. It is a place to help new &
old residents learn about events, local products and services, and get your
questions answered about living in Bet Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemesh. We are the
only area email list that unifies the English speaking communities of BOTH Bet
Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemesh with over 3400 members posting between 130-150
The List is fully moderated. That means that every message is reviewed
according to the rules below before it is posted to the List. The moderators
reserve the right to reject any posting. Only List members may post messages.
Free advertising on the BS/RBS email list is limited to Sundays ONLY for all
local businesses and ShemeshPhone advertisers (even if they are not local).
To post on this list if you do not fall into either of these categories or if
you want to post on a different day of the week, the cost is 30 nis per posting
or 4 ads for 100 nis. For a paid ad, please contact email@example.com
Advertising List Rules:
Bet Shemesh area businesses, home businesses, gemachim, chugim, summer camps,
tutors and all ShemeshPhone advertisers may promote their products/services on
the list every Sunday.
***FREE AD SUNDAY*** is defined as an email being received by firstname.lastname@example.org
from motzei Shabbos through midnight Sunday night. Posts received after Sunday
will not be accepted. (Your ad must state that you are located in BS/RBS or that
you are a ShemeshPhone advertiser.)
If you wish to post on any other day than Sunday then there is an advertising
fee of 30 nis per posting, or 4 ads for 100 nis. We also offer the option of
purchasing an email footer/header on the email list for a monthly fee. Contact
email@example.com for these options.
Community Organizations may post events, shiurim or fund raising sales in the
Bet Shemesh/RBS area up to four times but not more than once per week - up to
three times in advance of the event/sale and once right before or during the
event/sale. The moderators reserve the right to make exceptions at their
discretion. These events should also be posted on the Calendar at
www.shemesh.co.il. Go to www.shemesh.co.il And click on Calendar On the top
navigation bar. Or go directly to http://forum.shemesh.co.il/cal_view_month.php
You must register to post to the Calendar.
Camps,Ganim,Chugim, Real Estate: Can post for free on our forums at
www.shemesh.co.il. Go to www.shemesh.co.il And click on Message Boards On the
top navigation bar. Or go directly to http://forum.shemesh.co.il/ to the Summer
Camps, Ganim, Chugim or Real Estate forums.
Private persons may advertise an item or items for sale four times but not
more than once per week. Garage type sales may be posted four times but not more
than once per week - three in advance of the event/sale and once right before or
during the event/sale. These sales MUST be located in the BS/RBS area.
- Topics must be Bet Shemesh/Ramat Bet Shemesh area related.
- Remember that these messages are archived online and will be
available to anyone who does a Google search for many years to come. Once
posted, we CANNOT delete a message.
- Real Estate notices (buying, selling, renting, or searching) are
limited to structures that are located in the Greater Bet Shemesh area
including house swaps with someone outside BS/RBS.
- Requests for tzedeka, medical care/assistance or tehillim must be
for people who live in the Bet Shemesh area or for their relatives.
- SPAM, virus warnings, and chain mail messages are not allowed.
Please check www.snopes.com before posting warnings of any type.
- No national politics except announcements of events. Simply state
- Political informational messages that are Bet Shemesh area related can be
- Discussions about local issues are permitted, but will be limited to three
days per topic. After that, please move the discussion off-line.
- It is important to reply to postings OFFLIST unless the information
is relevant to the other 3000 list subscribers.
- We do not accept posts without subject headers. Be as specific as
- DO NOT SEND MESSAGES ALL IN CAPITALS.
- The List accepts only plain text messages (not HTML) with NO attachments
in order to eliminate viruses.
- When replying do NOT send more of the original message than is ABSOLUTELY
necessary. Never include the entire list digest in your response or the
message will be discarded.
- Postings of BS-related articles longer than 200 words are not allowed.
Please send a link for longer articles.
- Do not use pseudonyms. All emails must be signed or will be deleted
without notice. If an exception is requested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- No loshon hara (or other forbidden forms of speech) is permitted in ANY
- If you have had a negative experience with a business and would like to
warn others, you may post in the following format: “If you are considering
buying a bed, please contact me off-list.” This is the formula given to us by
our Rabbinic Advisor.
Shemesh OnLine at www.shemesh.co.il provides a free message board service.
Topics include Tiyulim, Summer Camps, tehillim, employment, real estate,
buy/sell, chugim, etc.
Go to www.shemesh.co.il And click on “Message Boards” On the top navigation
bar. Click on one of the Forums or go directly to: http://forum.shemesh.co.il/
You must register to post to the forum.
No email addresses may subscribe using AOL. We are sorry. Please use an
The List moderators do not accept any responsibility for comments,
recommendations, information, or opinions expressed on this list. The poster of
the message bears sole responsibility for their posting. Shemesh OnLine and
ShemeshPhone shall not be held liable for any loss or damage caused to Users or
third-parties arising directly or indirectly from the use of this service.
Shemesh OnLine reserves the right to discard any email without notifying the
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