'An Israeli hero'

Prime Minister Netanyahu, Education Minister Bennett pay condolence call to family of American-Israeli man murdered in terror attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2018, 10:13 PM

'Ari fought heroically on behalf of Israel'

Netanyahu eulogizes American immigrant murdered in Gush Etzion terror attack. 'He fought to spread the truth about Israel.'David Rosenberg, 9/16/2018, 5:10 PM

First time in Israel: Drone to prevent infiltrations into town

Residents of Efrat introduce Drone that will help locate and prevent terror infiltrations into the community.Eliran Aharon, 5/6/2018, 1:09 PM

Meet the real Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

The rabbi who founded the city of Efrat is sometimes seen as controversial. Meet the real Rabbi Riskin.Judy Simon, 2/23/2018, 2:10 PM

Hundreds gather to remember friendly-fire victim

500 soldiers complete Tractate 'Megillah' ahead of Purim holiday in honor of IDF officer killed in tragic friendly-fire incident in Hevron.Hezki Baruch, 2/16/2018, 10:19 AM

Israelis, Arabs, celebrate coexistence in Efrat sukkah

YESHA Council envoy tells Palestinian Arab guests: 'You are heroes, and I salute your bravery.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2017, 3:07 PM

Nitzavim-Vayelech: Can we change?

Torah from the rabbi and founder of the city of Efrat, in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, 9/15/2017, 10:33 AM

Watch: Torah dedication ceremony in honor of fallen soldier

Efrat celebrates Torah dedication in honor of soldier David Golovensitz, who recently fell in the line of duty.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2017, 10:54 PM

'Want service in Judea and Samaria? It will cost you NIS 3000'

Efrat resident told to pay over $800 for 'security escort' for an internet technician to come to his house.Shimon Cohen, 5/14/2017, 5:02 PM

'Our patience is wearing thin'

Efrat mayor concerned ahead of Trump's first presidential visit to Israel: 'Expectations for administration are bursting like a balloon.'Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 5/11/2017, 5:01 PM

Construction greenlighted in Efrat after Arab claims dismissed

A housing project south of Jerusalem overcame last major hurdle, as claim on land made by local Arab found to be false.Shimon Cohen, 3/27/2017, 9:01 AM

Shooting near Efrat, one wounded

Soldier wounded as gunman opens fire on IDF forces in apparent terror attack.Kobi Finkler, 2/28/2017, 8:13 AM

Efrat teens collect supplies for Syrian babies

Efrat residents donate supplies for Syrian babies, teens collect, sort donations.Ido Ben Porat, 2/22/2017, 11:09 AM

'How I fought the terrorist who attacked me'

Efrat resident who fought off terrorist who stabbed him multiple times recounts 'Hanukkah miracle'.Hezki Baruch, 12/25/2016, 5:05 PM

Israeli man wounded in stabbing attack in Efrat

50-year-old lightly-to-moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in the town of Efrat. Terrorist flees the scene.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/23/2016, 8:04 PM

Livni meets with students in Gush Etzion

Tzipi Livni met with students from Efrat, shows them a side they may not get to hear very often.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2016, 10:39 PM

Efrat mayor's sukkah guests released

Four Palestinian Arabs who were arrested for visiting the sukkah of Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi freed.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/23/2016, 9:36 PM

Oded Revivi to PA: Release my Sukkot guests

Efrat Mayor calls on PA to release his Sukkot guests, says it's 'absurd that having coffee with Jews is a crime.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2016, 10:51 PM

Netanyahu holds security meeting following surge in attacks

After steady decline in attacks, sudden spate of violence ahead of Jewish holidays.JTA, 9/19/2016, 7:29 AM

'We had to check every house and backyard for the terrorist'

Lior Shurka of Efrat emergency response team recalls Sunday's terrorist infiltration into Jerusalem suburb.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2016, 7:13 PM

Efrat mayor explains how terrorist was caught

'We do not like to live behind fences', says Efrat mayor Oded Ravivi.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2016, 3:53 PM

Stabbing attack in Efrat

One person wounded in a stabbing attack in the town of Efrat. Terrorist neutralized.Uzi Baruch, 9/18/2016, 6:18 AM

Efrat bikers take over Arab bus - with toy gun

Bikers from Efrat threaten Arab drivers with plastic pistol, force passengers off bus.Ido Ben Porat, 5/16/2016, 7:01 PM

Israel is 'afraid' of the abortion issue

Abortion debates in US and Canada are healthy, Efrat NGO head says, slamming 'scared' politicians for avoiding #1 cause of loss of life.Benny Toker, 4/8/2016, 11:05 AM

Rabbinate Controversy Over, Rabbi Riskin Comes Out Fighting

In first public speech since speculation over his position, Rabbi Riskin criticizes Rabbinate's conduct, says it's pushing people away.Ari Soffer, 7/6/2015, 2:51 PM

Chief Rabbi: Rabbi Riskin Won't Be Fired

Rabbi Lau bemoans media reports taking Efrat chief rabbi's tenure extension talk 'out of proportion,' says no 'political' motive as claimed.Ido Ben-Porat, 6/10/2015, 1:30 PM

Meretz Judea-Samaria Label Bill 'Will Only Harm Palestinians'

Efrat mayor slams Meretz bill to label Judea-Samaria products, warns of economic disaster for Arabs and 'boomerang.'Ari Yashar, 6/10/2015, 11:34 AM

Why Efrat is Good for the Economy

Efrat mayor explains what’ life is like in Judea-Samaria communities; author discusses 'are we on the brink of a new Cold War?'Doug Goldstein, 6/8/2015, 10:24 PM

Rabbi Riskin Files Million-Shekel Damages Suit

Suit follows legal battle over libel claims by Efrat resident; international legal team points to calculated fraud to defame Riskin.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 6/5/2015, 9:02 AM

Rabbi Riskin: Chief Rabbinate Must Speak to Everyone

Chief Rabbi of Efrat puzzles over dismissal rumors, notes that Rabbinate is important - but must address non-haredi communities.Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 1:44 PM

Report: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Faces Deposal

Sources say Chief Rabbinate looking to get rid of Efrat's veteran Chief Rabbi; Tzohar threatens to fight any moves to do so.Cynthia Blank, 5/25/2015, 9:26 PM

Rabbi Riskin Concerned over Haredi Control of Religious Affairs

Efrat's chief rabbi tells Jewish Home to press for 'reform,' both in divorce rights for women in religious courts and in the conversion law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2015, 3:46 PM

Rabbi Riskin Defends Jewish-Christian Independence Day Prayer

Chief Rabbi of Efrat rejects haredi attack over interfaith Independence Day thanksgiving prayer. 'What could be more appropriate than this?'Uzi Baruch, Matt Wanderman, 4/22/2015, 9:10 PM

Mayor of Efrat: 'Additional Forces Not the Answer'

Tension and violence occurring throughout all of Israel. Mayor Revivi: Security will only be achieved when incitement is stopped.Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 11/13/2014, 1:21 PM

Efrat Mayor: Annexation is New False Accusation Against Israel

Mayor Oded Revivi slams mislabeling of Israel building on its own land as 'annexation,' pens letter to New York Times over misnomer.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 9/3/2014, 9:24 PM

Ohr Torah: Universal Love, Exclusive Intimacy

Torah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 6/13/2014, 1:19 PM

Ohr Torah: Do Houses Have Souls?

The Lights of Torah from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean hills.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 4/4/2014, 7:22 AM

Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Life-Force or Decay?

Torah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 3/27/2014, 11:28 AM

A Chance for Life

First in a series of testimonies of women saved from an unnecessary abortion by the Efrat organization.Efrat, 3/20/2014, 2:04 PM

NGO to Govt.: 'Abolish Abortion Committees'

Dr. Schussheim of pro-life NGO Efrat argues at Knesset that defunct abortion committees should be replaced by information-giving process.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2014, 7:22 PM

Drowned Youth's Father and Brother Were Terror Victims

27-year-old who drowned in Efrat last Friday identified as Moshe Lapid, whose father and brother were shot by terrorists in 1993.Ari Yashar, 2/1/2014, 10:47 PM

27-Year-Old Drowns in Efrat

27-year-old drowns in a water well near the Givat HaDagan neighborhood, located in Efrat.Arutz Sheva North America, 1/31/2014, 8:51 PM

Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Teeth Set on Edge

Torah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean Hills.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 1/3/2014, 12:54 PM

NGO: 'C'tee Robs From the Sick to Fund Abortions'

Pro-life 'Efrat' attacks govt. committee decision to fund free abortions for pregnancies with no health risk, 'money stolen from sick.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2014, 7:13 AM

‘Facebook Saved Lives’ During Winter Storm

Facebook, city websites credited with keeping residents up-to-date – and safe – during unusually harsh snowstorm.Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 2:41 PM

Ohr Torah: Why Get Married?

To be a Jew is to parent - or to take responsibility - for a Jewish child of the next generation.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 12/20/2013, 7:18 AM

Efrat: We Prepared for Snow ahead of Time

Mayor Oded Revivi tells Arutz Sheva preparations for the storm began a week before it began.Arutz Sheva staff, 12/15/2013, 10:38 PM

From Alaska to the IDF, With Love

Six years later, mother’s ‘Chicks with Sticks’ program still delivers hundreds of warm hats to IDF soldiers facing the winter cold.Maayana Miskin, 12/5/2013, 7:48 PM

'Amos Junction' Inaugurated on Beleaguered Judea Road

Ceremony renames 'T-junction' in Gush Etzion after Jewish prophet who lived in area, part of vigil to raise Jewish presence at attack site.Ari Yashar, 12/5/2013, 7:48 PM

'Green' Efrat Comes Up With Another Money-Saving Idea

Efrat taking yet another step towards turning itself into the “greenest” town in Israel.David Lev, 11/14/2013, 2:56 PM

Interview: Efrat Mayoral Candidate Oded Revivi

Efrat, in Gush Etzion, is a community with a large Anglo population. Arutz Sheva spoke to the incumbent mayor, Oded Revivi, who hopes to be reelected for a second term tomorrow. Arutz Sheva Staff , 10/21/2013, 6:57 PM

Ohr Torah on the Parsha: Innocent Civilians

Torah lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion, in the Judean hills.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 8/8/2013, 8:10 AM

Efrat Protesters: Stop Arab Rock Throwing Now

Dozens of Efrat residents demonstrated Wednesday afternoon to “take back the roads” and make them safe from terrorist rock-throwers David Lev, 4/11/2013, 9:39 AM

Efrat Mayor to Obama: A Visit Here Would Do You Good

A visit to Efrat would give President Obama a "reality check" on the political situation here - and how Arabs and Jews get alongDavid Lev, 2/21/2013, 2:02 PM

Pro-Life NGO Chairman: Protesters Just Bring in More Applicants

Dr. Schussheim, head of pro-life NGO, is unfazed by "pro-choice" protest outside Jerusalem Conference award venue.Gil Ronen, 1/9/2013, 10:06 PM

Kadima MK: Cancel Prize to Pro-Life Group

MK Zuaretz asked Besheva not to give Jerusalem Prize to Efrat and its chairman, Dr. Eli Shussheim.Gil Ronen, 12/27/2012, 10:05 PM

Restoring the Right to Choose Life

The "Efrat" organization lets women know that an unplanned pregnancy does not have to end with an abortion. Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2012, 11:41 AM