Chabad leaders broker deal with IDF over draft15% of Chabad students to be exempt from army service; 85% will draft by age 26 after returning from the Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn.
Glaring street name typo has Tzfat perplexedLocals stumped by sign reading 'Harakefet St' in Hebrew, 'Hanarkis St' in English. Flummoxed municipality blames 'flower blind translator.'
Sex Abuse Rabbi Claims Innocence - Then Says He's 'Repenting'Ezra Sheinberg gives yet another contradictory interview to the press, claiming he both repented and never committed abuse.
Tzfat Rabbi Threatened 'Horrible Things' if Victims ComplainedEzra Sheinberg was a 'demigod' to followers, officer involved in case reveals - and predicted calamity if victims refused, protested.
Victim Comes Forward About Abusive RabbiS. was abused 13 years ago by the Tzfat-based rabbi; testimony published just as his detention is shortened.
Northern Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse NamedRabbi Ezra Sheinberg of Tzfat has been accused by no fewer than ten women of abuse.
Detention Extended for Rabbi Accused of Sexual AbuseRabbi to remain in police custody until next week; judge says physical evidence has been added to the case.
Victim Pens Open Letter to Rabbi Accused of Sexual AbuseComplainant in sexual assault case against well-known northern Rabbi throws his threats back at him in letter sent to Arutz Sheva.
'Public Learned a Lesson' with Rabbi Accused of Sexual AbuseWhat happened before a northern Israeli rabbi was accused of abusing several women? How is the community coping? Arutz Sheva investigates.
Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson SuspectedFive firefighting crews battling blaze north of the Kinnereth; fire broke south of Tzfat earlier Saturday.
Watch: A Spiritual 'Boost' in the NorthRabbis of institute in Tzfat talk about the connection between their holy city and Meron, where the Lag B'Omer focus is centered.
Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat ResignsShohat to return to post as mayor of Tzfat; he will be replaced by MK Robert Ilatov.
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Elections 'A Huge Miracle'Chief Rabbi of Tzfat calls on Jews to thank G-d for elections results, says alternative was second Disengagement.
French Delegation Attempts to Re-Twin Tzfat and LilleAfter French city Lille temporarily froze relations with Tzfat in October, a delegation from Lille arrives in Tzfat to strengthen residents.
Wrecked Samaria Home: 'We'll Come to Housewarming'Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, Rabbi Eliyahu, visits ruin of Sagi Kaisler's home, demolished last week despite having a permit
Two Wounded Syrians Brought to IsraelAt least 17 Syrian casualties have been taken for treatment in Israel since the weekend.
16-Year-Old Syrian Taken for Treatment in IsraelSyrian teen wounded in the civil war taken to an Israeli hospital as another mortar from Syria explodes in the Golan.
Moderately Wounded Syrian Taken for Treatment in IsraelA Syrian citizen who was wounded in the country’s civil war was brought by IDF soldiers to the Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.
Tzfat (Safed) Teens Tend Abandoned Soldiers’ GravesIn Tzfat, teenagers are tending the graves of soldiers whose families are gone in a project called “Adopt the Unknown Soldier.”
IDF Allows More Wounded Syrians into IsraelThe IDF has allowed more wounded Syrians into Israel, after several appeared at the northern border early Wednesday morning.
Healed Syrians Return Home from IsraelSix of seven wounded Syrians returned to their homes across Israel's northern border after healing their injuries at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.
Syrian Refugees at Ziv Hospital 'Asked for Humanitarian Help'For the first time, Syrian refugees are getting medical treatment in an Israel hospital. "They asked for help," said a Defense official.
US Donation for Tzfat as International Heritage SiteThe UJA-Federation of New York is investing $250,000 in the city of Tzfat (Safed) to turn it into an international heritage site.
Greek Earthquake Sends Shivers throughout IsraelAn earthquake on the Greek island of Rhodes sent unusually wide tremblors in Israel from the north to Be’er Sheva in the Negev.
Rav Eliyahu: 'A Victory over Reformism'Rav Shmuel Eliyahu is pleased with the decision not to put him on trial for racist incitement.
Miracle in Tzfat: Boys Find Stolen Torah ScrollsThree grade school boys accidentally found six stolen Torah scrolls in an abandoned building where they wanted to establish a clubhouse.
Six Torah Scrolls Stolen from Tzfat SynagogueChabad rabbis burst into tears on the Sabbath after thieves stole six Torah scrolls from their 160-year-old Tzfat synagogue.
Dog Attacks Jewish Tourist in TzefatA 21-year-old Jewish American tourist was attacked Saturday night by a German Shepherd in the Old City of Tzfat (Safed).
Coalition Coalescence in TzfatThe unpoliticized Galilee city Tzfat will come under intense political spotlight this Sabbath when dozens of coalition MKs come for a 2-day visit.
Real Estate Developer Robert Stark Joins Yehudah Katz on New CDDeveloper Bob Stark is back in Israel not just for real estate, but also to promote his new album with Yehudah Katz of Reva L'Sheva fame.
‘We Will Fight for Tzfat’s Jewish Identity’Rabbis visit Tzfat to strengthen Jewish sovereignty in the city.
MK Shama: Israel's Arabs Should be Annexed to PAMK Carmel Shama (Likud) voices views similar to those of Avigdor Lieberman, prompting Arab ire.
Tzfat Residents to Counter-Protest ZoabiTzfat residents plan to hold a counter demonstration against MK Hanin Zoabi’s visit in protest of remarks made by the city’s chief rabbi.
Hi-Tech Holy Letters in TzfatA mega-million dollar center has opened a window to the ancient past in Tzfat to help people understand the ancient art of the Jewish scribe.
Ancient Tzfat 'Fighting a War Against Saudi Money'Labor MK Daniel Ben Simon calls Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu rude names for instructing Tzfat's Jews to fight back against Arab incursion into the city.
Arab Violence Spreads to TzfatArab violence against Jews spread to the northern city of Tzfat (Safed), several days after rabbis urged Jews not to rent or sell to Arabs.
More Rabbis Join Call Not to Sell Land to ArabsRabbis of 'Our Land of Israel' voice support for the northern rabbis who asked Jewish homeowners not to aid the Arab 'creeping conquest.'
Open to All: Burial in the Ancient Cemetery of TzfatJews now have the opportunity to be laid to rest next to the great Jewish Sages from 2,000 years ago in the ancient cemetery of Tzfat.
Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in MeronHundreds of thousands in the Galilean city of Meron to celebrate the mystical teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Facelift in Tzfat, Courtesy of the MayorThe mystical city of Tzfat will be getting a bit of a face lift after Mayor Ilan Shochat went on a special fundraising trip to the United States.
New Northern Medical School Starts October 2011A new medical school will open its doors in northern Israel October 2011 next to Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.
New Imaging Device in Tzfat Hospital Spots Eye DiseaseA new imaging device at the Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat enables doctors to see the inner workings of the retina, at the back of the eye.
Peres: Tzfat Medical School Will Transform IsraelThe President and Health Minister spoke at the opening ceremony for Israel’s newest medical school in Tzfat, set to start classes in 2011.