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Rabbi Threatened Calamity if Victims Complained

Ezra Sheinberg was a 'demigod' to followers, officer involved in case reveals - and predicted calamity if victims refused, protested.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2015, 5:43 PM

Victim Comes Forward About Abusive Rabbi

S. was abused 13 years ago by the Tzfat-based rabbi; testimony published just as his detention is shortened.Tova Dvorin, 7/17/2015, 2:59 PM

Northern Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse Named

Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg of Tzfat has been accused by no fewer than ten women of abuse.Tova Dvorin, 7/17/2015, 7:52 AM

Detention Extended for Rabbi Accused of Abuse

Rabbi to remain in police custody until next week; judge says physical evidence has been added to the case.Benny Moshe, 7/15/2015, 8:32 PM

Victim Pens Open Letter to Rabbi Accused of Abuse

Complainant in sexual assault case against well-known northern Rabbi throws his threats back at him in letter sent to Arutz Sheva.Tova Dvorin, 7/13/2015, 10:51 PM

'Public Learned a Lesson' with Northern Rabbi

What happened before a northern Israeli rabbi was accused of abusing several women? How is the community coping? Arutz Sheva investigates.Tova Dvorin, 7/10/2015, 1:25 PM

Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson Suspected

Five firefighting crews battling blaze north of the Kinnereth; fire broke south of Tzfat earlier Saturday.Tova Dvorin, 6/20/2015, 9:06 PM

Watch: A Spiritual 'Boost' in the North

Rabbis of institute in Tzfat talk about the connection between their holy city and Meron, where the Lag B'Omer focus is centered.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 9:27 PM

Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat Resigns

Shohat to return to post as mayor of Tzfat; he will be replaced by MK Robert Ilatov.Yedidya Ben-Or, 3/24/2015, 12:42 PM

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.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 3/22/2015, 8:46 AM

French Attempt to Re-Twin Tzfat and Lille

After French city Lille temporarily froze relations with Tzfat in October, a delegation from Lille arrives in Tzfat to strengthen residents.Cynthia Blank, 11/6/2014, 12:55 PM

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 permitAri Yashar, 2/9/2014, 8:07 PM

Two Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

At least 17 Syrian casualties have been taken for treatment in Israel since the weekend.Elad Benari, 8/19/2013, 4:44 AM

16-Year-Old Syrian Taken for Treatment in Israel

Syrian teen wounded in the civil war taken to an Israeli hospital as another mortar from Syria explodes in the Golan.Elad Benari, 6/21/2013, 3:44 AM

Wounded Syrian Taken for Treatment in Israel

A Syrian citizen who was wounded in the country’s civil war was brought by IDF soldiers to the Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.Elad Benari, 5/3/2013, 1:14 AM

Tzfat Teens Tend Abandoned Soldiers’ Graves

In Tzfat, teenagers are tending the graves of soldiers whose families are gone in a project called “Adopt the Unknown Soldier.” Chana Ya'ar, 4/14/2013, 2:19 PM

IDF Allows More Wounded Syrians into Israel

The IDF has allowed more wounded Syrians into Israel, after several appeared at the northern border early Wednesday morning.Chana Ya'ar, 3/27/2013, 2:30 PM

Healed Syrians Return Home from Tzfat

Six of seven wounded Syrians returned to their homes across Israel's northern border after healing their injuries at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.Chana Ya'ar, 2/27/2013, 9:54 AM

Syrian Refugees at Ziv Hospital 'Asked for Help'

For the first time, Syrian refugees are getting medical treatment in an Israel hospital. "They asked for help," said a Defense official.Chana Ya'ar, 2/17/2013, 11:42 AM

US Donation for Tzfat as Int’l Heritage Site

The UJA-Federation of New York is investing $250,000 in the city of Tzfat (Safed) to turn it into an international heritage site.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/22/2012, 11:30 PM

Greek Earthquake Sends Shivers throughout Israel

An earthquake on the Greek island of Rhodes sent unusually wide tremblors in Israel from the north to Be’er Sheva in the Negev. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2012, 1:04 PM

Rav Eliyahu: 'A Victory over Reformism'

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu is pleased with the decision not to put him on trial for racist incitement.Gil Ronen, 7/8/2012, 8:48 PM

Miracle in Tzfat: Boys Find Stolen Torah Scrolls

Three grade school boys accidentally found six stolen Torah scrolls in an abandoned building where they wanted to establish a clubhouse.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/14/2012, 1:29 PM

Six Torah Scrolls Stolen from Tzfat Synagogue

Chabad rabbis burst into tears on the Sabbath after thieves stole six Torah scrolls from their 160-year-old Tzfat synagogue.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/6/2012, 3:23 PM

Dog Attacks Jewish Tourist in Tzefat

A 21-year-old Jewish American tourist was attacked Saturday night by a German Shepherd in the Old City of Tzfat (Safed). Chana Ya'ar and Uzi Baruch, 1/7/2012, 9:13 PM

Coalition Coalescence in Tzfat

The unpoliticized Galilee city Tzfat will come under intense political spotlight this Sabbath when dozens of coalition MKs come for a 2-day visit.Hillel Fendel, 6/8/2011, 10:04 PM

"Poet Developer" Turns to Music

Developer 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. Ben Bresky, 3/17/2011, 7:34 PM

‘We Will Fight for Tzfat’

Rabbis visit Tzfat to strengthen Jewish sovereignty in the city.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 1/10/2011, 2:20 AM

MK: Annex Israel's Arabs to PA

MK Carmel Shama (Likud) voices views similar to those of Avigdor Lieberman, prompting Arab ire.Gil Ronen, 11/13/2010, 9:34 PM

Tzfat to Protest Against Zoabi

Tzfat residents plan to hold a counter demonstration against MK Hanin Zoabi’s visit in protest of remarks made by the city’s chief rabbi.Elad Benari, 11/9/2010, 4:45 AM

Hi-Tech Holy Letters in Tzfat

A 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.Chana Ya'ar, 11/3/2010, 3:48 PM

Tzfat Fighting 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.Gil Ronen, 10/27/2010, 6:38 PM

Arab Violence Spreads to Tzfat

Arab violence against Jews spread to the northern city of Tzfat (Safed), several days after rabbis urged Jews not to rent or sell to Arabs.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/24/2010, 12:28 PM

Rabbis: Don't Sell Land to Arabs

Rabbis of 'Our Land of Israel' voice support for the northern rabbis who asked Jewish homeowners not to aid the Arab 'creeping conquest.'Gil Ronen, 10/20/2010, 8:52 PM

New: Burial in Ancient Tzfat

Jews 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.INN Staff, 7/22/2010, 9:40 AM

Meron Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

Hundreds of thousands in the Galilean city of Meron to celebrate the mystical teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.Malkah Fleisher, 5/2/2010, 2:54 PM

Facelift in Tzfat

The 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.Hana Levi Julian, 3/7/2010, 12:46 PM

Tzfat Med School Opens Oct 2011

A new medical school will open its doors in northern Israel October 2011 next to Ziv Hospital in Tzfat.Hana Levi Julian, 2/7/2010, 5:06 PM

New Eye Diagnostic Device

A 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.Hana Levi Julian, 1/12/2010, 3:55 PM

Tzfat Klezmer Festival 2009

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Tzfat Medical School Takes Off

The President and Health Minister spoke at the opening ceremony for Israel’s newest medical school in Tzfat, set to start classes in 2011.Yehudah Lev Kay, 7/6/2009, 5:05 PM