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

'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: The World Community

Torah Lights from Efrat, Gush Etzion in the Judean Hills. What is the significance of this third covenant at Moab, before Israel's entry into the Holy Land?Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 8/30/2013, 1:57 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

Efrat Hopes to be Part of Latest Israeli 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 Police 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

Former 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 Accuses Israel of 'Provocation' in Efrat

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

Show of 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

Chol Hamoed 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

Thanks to Yesha Building Freeze: 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

Diker Appointment Continues Positive WJC Trend

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 to Host Environment 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 Try to 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

Video: Who is Efrat, the Girl Abandoned by Binyamin?

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

Who's the "King of Cholent"? Efrat Holds a Unique Contest

The men of the community of Efrat gathered for a unique cooking contest, in which the contestants had to cook their best Cholent.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 2/7/2011, 4:12 PM

Abortion Rates are Down by 19%

In recent years, legal abortion has become 19% less common, officials say. Head of pro-life group happy, but not satisfied. Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2011, 7:25 PM

NY: Jewish, Christian Leaders Against 41% Abortion Rate

“Abortion has become simply another method of birth control,” says Rabbi D. Zwiebel at a NYC press conference with Christian religious leaders.Hillel Fendel, 1/13/2011, 11:33 AM

Watch Efrat's Security System in Action

The Judean community of Efrat operates an innovative security system. INN TV brings you a video that shows the system in action.Elad Benari, 1/3/2011, 7:37 AM

Barak's Delays Make Freeze Permanent for Judean City of Efrat

Even if the Judea and Samaria construction freeze ends, the city of Efrat cannot build due to Barak's policies, says Mayor Oded Ravivi.Maayana Miskin, 9/16/2010, 8:35 PM

Gush Etzion Foresees 50 Percent Growth Rate

The Etzion bloc of communities - population 60,000, predicted to grow to 90,000 by 2020 - has been making news. Hillel Fendel, 7/21/2010, 11:30 AM

Efrat Children to Learn Arabic, PA Teachers Afraid to Help

Children in the city of Efrat in Judea are to learn Arabic, but local PA Arabs are afraid to help.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2010, 9:08 AM

Police Come in Force to Destroy Efrat Patio

Some 50 special unit policemen burst into a yard in Efrat to destroy a patio poured in violation of the Jewish construction freeze.Hillel Fendel, 4/14/2010, 12:59 PM

Barak Destroys Synagogue Foundations in Efrat

The foundations of a synagogues in Efrat, laid before the freeze orders were distributed, were razed today, at the order of Defense Min. Barak.Hillel Fendel, 3/11/2010, 12:25 PM

Efrat "Gemach" Helps All Its Neighbors, Jews and Arabs

A second-hand clothing fund in Efrat that helps Jews across Israel has also helped its Arab neighbors for more than 20 years.Hana Levi Julian, 1/27/2010, 10:08 PM

Leftist Knesset Members Angered by Rabbi's Pro-Life Letter

The Knesset Committee for the Advancement of Women addressed a letter from the Chief Rabbinate's office asking rabbis to help decrease abortions.Malkah Fleisher, 1/12/2010, 11:22 PM