Three-year-old dead in Tzfat fire

Eighteen injured, one dead, after fire breaks out in residential building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2019, 9:28 PM

Brelsov mourns: Rabbi Kenig of Tzfat passes

Tzfat Breslov community Rabbi Elazar Kenig passes away after suffering serious illness.Mordechai Sones, 12/31/2018, 6:25 PM

Tzfat rabbi: Don't bring children to mikvah

Tzfat's Rabbi Bistritsky instructs parents not to send, bring, children to ritual bath, citing safety concerns.Michal Levi, 8/1/2018, 7:51 AM

Tzfat becoming more haredi?

Many Tzfat businesses make the bulk of their profit during vacations, when haredi visitors flock to the northern city, kashrut agency says.Ben Shaul, 7/31/2018, 11:29 AM

Toddler fighting for her life after being run over by her father

Tzfat man accidentally hits daughter with car, leaving her seriously injured.David Rosenberg, 7/9/2018, 1:35 PM

Patriot missile launched at UAV in Syria

Residents in Tzfat area report trail of smoke above the northern city. IDF: Patriot missile launched at UAV approaching Israel from Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2018, 1:45 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explains why he banned convicted sexual offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland from attending Lag Baomer celebration in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 3:21 PM

Watch: Chabad emissary conference in Israel

Hundreds of Chabad 'shluchim' from all over country take part in national gathering held this year in Tzfat by Chabad Youth Organization.Yoni Kempinski & M Sones, 1/9/2018, 4:13 PM

Court orders eviction of world's largest Chabad yeshiva

Chabad Yeshiva in Tzfat to be forcibly evacuated after court rules against the institution in custody battle.Tzvi Lev, 12/14/2017, 7:36 PM

Expectant mother, baby saved on eve of Rosh Hashana

Woman rushed to hospital with preeclampsia. Baby delivered 1 and a half months early.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2017, 6:13 PM

Rabbi from Tzfat convicted of sexual offenses

Court convicts former yeshiva head of offenses against 8 women as part of plea bargain.Ido ben Porat, 7/26/2017, 7:17 PM

Watch: Fire tears through Tzfat neighborhood, trapping resident

Woman trapped inside burning home as fire spreads through Tzfat neighborhood. Seven others injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2017, 5:50 PM

Soldier trapped in bus luggage compartment - for entire trip

Woman soldier trapped in bus storage area for trip from Nahariya to Tzfat; driver doesn't notice her legs sticking out of the compartment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 10:34 PM

Vandals desecrate tomb of Arizal in Tzfat

Tomb of 16th century Kabbalist desecrated with radical anti-Zionist rhetoric.David Rosenberg, 5/7/2017, 11:07 PM

Antenna extracted from baby's throat in northern Israel

8-month old baby found to have swallowed antenna from a remote control car.Orly Harari, 4/27/2017, 3:37 PM

Fire in Tzfat hotel injures dozens

Fire breaks out in lobby of Tzfat hotel, emergency services transfer injured to hospitals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2017, 8:08 AM

Reform Movement petitions against Tzfat rabbi

The Reform Movement presented an appeal to the Supreme Court, demanding that legal action be taken against the Chief Rabbi of Tzfat.Arutz Sheva, 9/14/2016, 10:04 PM

Girl disabled at birth wins suit against hospital

Judge excoriates hospital official over mistakes which led to girl's disability.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2016, 10:06 AM

Chabad leaders broker deal with IDF over draft

15% of Chabad students to be exempt from army service; 85% will draft by age 26 after returning from the Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn.Rachel Kaplan, 8/10/2016, 3:09 PM

Glaring street name typo has Tzfat perplexed

Locals stumped by sign reading 'Harakefet St' in Hebrew, 'Hanarkis St' in English. Flummoxed municipality blames 'flower blind translator.'Ari Yashar, 4/8/2016, 11:08 AM

Sex Abuse Rabbi Claims He's 'Repenting'

Ezra Sheinberg gives yet another contradictory interview to the press, claiming he both repented and never committed abuse.Tova Dvorin, 8/7/2015, 11:29 AM

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