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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 Bill 'Will Only Harm Arabs'

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: We Need A Plural Chief Rabbinate

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: Women's Rights, Conversion in Govt.

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: Not Proselytizing But Rather Praise

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 New False Accusation

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 Son and Brother of 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' Named 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 To Turn Down Streetlight Costs

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: Obama Visit Here Would Do Him 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

Efrat: 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

Efrat Hopes to be Part of Latest Construction

Efrat mayor Oded Revivi: We've heard rumors that we'll get 600 new homes, and we certainly hope this will happen.Elad Benari, 12/6/2012, 5:46 AM

Journalist: Look to America in Abortion Debate

Journalist: If America talks about ‘defending the unborn,’ we can, too. Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2012, 1:14 AM

Pressure over Abortion Led to Shooting of Youth

Raz Atias and his girlfriend planned suicide after his parents demanded their baby be aborted. Gil Ronen, 10/20/2012, 9:32 PM

Torah Lights for Chol Hamoed Sukkot

Torah from the city of Efrat in the Judean hills of Gush Etzion.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 10/5/2012, 8:03 AM

‘Security Wall Would Divide Gush Etzion’

Netanyahu promises Gush Etzion he will “review” plans for a billion dollar separation wall that would physically split the region. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/28/2012, 8:40 AM

Efrat Reunion in Officers’ Training Course

Three young men from one Judea town complete grueling officers’ course. ‘There are a lot of officers in Efrat,’ they say.Maayana Miskin, 6/22/2012, 1:18 PM

Video: J Street Takes Left Turn into Efrat

What is the pro-Palestinian Authority anti-Yesha J Street doing in the “settlement” city of Efrat? Not a meeting of the minds.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/11/2012, 12:03 PM

Hershkowitz Tapped for Settlement Committee

Prime Minister reportedly promises Jewish Home head 400 new housing units in Efrat, 100 in Karnei Shomron.Gil Ronen, 6/6/2012, 7:31 PM

Ex-Netanyahu Chief of Staff: 'PM Reports to U.S.'

Naftali Bennett says "Netanyahu doesn't have the courage to place Efrat under Israeli sovereignty."Gil Ronen, 5/1/2012, 11:40 AM

Efrat Chooses its Second 'Cholent King'

For the second year in a row, Efrat held its “King of Cholent” competition. 11 men competed for the coveted title.Elad Benari & Yedidya Ben Or, 3/9/2012, 12:23 PM

Deputy Speaker: We Must Turn Efrat Into a City

MK Ofir Akunis visited the Gush Etzion community of Efrat, where he said Israel must continue to build.Gabe Kahn., 1/17/2012, 9:12 PM

Two Efrat Youth Arrested for IDF Base Infiltration

Police arrested two Efrat residents, ages 18 and 22, on suspicion of taking part in the infiltration of an IDF base last month. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/15/2012, 10:36 AM

Efrat Event Deals with Core Issues

The city of Efrat hosts IDF officers and youth for round table discussions that bridge gaps.Elad Benari & Hillel Maeir, 1/6/2012, 7:12 AM

Efrat’s New Square a Step Towards Normalcy

The city of Efrat launched its new square on Tuesday. Heads and residents of nearby Arab villages were invited - a sign of neighborliness.Elad Benari & R. Sylvetsky, 12/21/2011, 2:13 AM

UN: 40 New Homes for Efrat is 'Provocation'

UN Secy-Gen Ban Ki-moon has accused Israel of "provocative action" in publishing routine, approved tenders for 40 new homes for Efrat.Chana Ya'ar, 12/12/2011, 10:03 PM

Efrat to Expand but 'Not Enough’

The government has published tenders to build 40 more housing units in Efrat, whose mayor told Arutz Sheva it is lacking hundreds more. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/12/2011, 1:59 PM

Jubilation in Efrat over New Housing

After over a decade in which no land could be marketed, the government has approved 300 units for sale.Gil Ronen, 11/2/2011, 12:41 PM

Support for Judea: Standing with Eitam Hill

Hundreds of people came out to show their support for Jewish settlement in Efrat’s Eitam Hill, and throughout the land of Israel.Maayana Miskin, 10/17/2011, 1:10 AM

Sukkot in Efrat: Onward to Eitam Hill!

Area residents and the Women in Green will redouble efforts to settle the Eitam Hill section of Efrat on Friday of Chol Hamoed Sukkot.Chana Ya'ar, 10/9/2011, 2:08 PM

Efrat Mayor: Separation from Arabs Won't Work

Efrat mayor Oded Ravivi at the first International Regional Cooperation Conference: Efrat residents don't need a separation fence.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 9/8/2011, 5:17 AM

52 Families "Left Behind" in US

Intended or not, the government's unofficial construction freeze in Judea and Samaria is having a negative impact on aliyah. David Lev, 8/25/2011, 1:51 PM

Efrat Resident Is WJC Leader

Dan Diker, a resident of Efrat, has been voted WJC Secretary General Delegates dedicate Torah scroll to IDF at Western Wall.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 6/21/2011, 11:41 PM

Green Efrat Hosts Minister

In light of the pronouncement of Efrat, in Gush Etzion, as a “Green City,” Environment Minister Erdan will pay an official visit on Tuesday.Hillel Fendel, 5/23/2011, 11:54 AM

Arabs Grab Land Near Efrat

PA Arabs are trying to claim lands near Efrat, a local resident is seeing the process and is trying to prevent the next steps from being taken.Elad Benari, 4/13/2011, 5:43 AM

Who is the Abandoned Efrat?

The community of Efrat launches a mystery video campaign to remind PM Netanyahu that he promised to build in Efrat, but didn't keep his promise.Elad Benari, 4/4/2011, 1:17 AM