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Abortion controversy: Efrat believes in informing women and empowering them to choose

Roe vs. Wade is in the headlines, but Efrat focuses on the 81 thousand babies born due to their aid. "We don't get involved in politics."

Efrat: Women should be informed & empowered to chooseplayer

The LGBT survey: An open letter signed by 15 Rabbis of Efrat, Gush Etzion

The survey on LGBT sent to Efrat residents, first published on Arutz Sheva, led to this protest letter signed by 15 of the city's rabbis.

The LGBT survey: An open letter signed by 15 Efrat Rabbis

Moshav Band singer 'tests' out new Efrat synagogue's acoustics

Educator and musician Rabbi Shlomo Katz takes Moshav Band's Yehuda Solomon on a tour of the new Efrat synagogue, Shirat David.

Moshav Band singer 'tests' out new synagogue's acousticsplayer

The special donation Jonathan Pollard made from prison

During shiva calls after the passing of his wife, Esther Pollard, former spy recalls donating his entire month's prison 'salary'.

The special donation Jonathan Pollard made from prisonplayer

Student: 'Planting trees empowered us to connect to the land'

Tree-planting program promotes personal growth ahead of bar mitzvah.

Student: 'Planting trees empowered us to connect to the land'

Early Shabbat morning rescue thanks to quick-thinking EMT and aspirin

United Hatzalah EMT in Efrat saves friend during emergency call - with some quick thinking and some aspirin.

Shabbat morning rescue thanks to quick-thinking EMT and aspirin

"When I found out I was pregnant, it was really scary"

Mali, an EFRAT volunteer, tells her story about how the organization helped her emotionally and financially during and after her pregnancy.

"When I found out I was pregnant, it was really scary"player

Chani: 'I'm so thankful EFRAT was there - it's their baby as well'

Chani talks about how thankful she is that with EFRAT's support, she was able to go through with her pregnancy as a single mother.

'I'm so thankful EFRAT was there - it's their baby as well'player

EFRAT - Supporting pregnant women, rescuing babies

EFRAT has been helping pregnant Israeli women in need for 45 years, giving them assistance and financial help after their babies are born.

Supporting pregnant women, rescuing babiesplayer

Choosing the path of faith and positivity

An illuminating talk on choosing one's way of life with Rabbi Baruch Efrati, head of the Derech Emunah organization of young Israeli rabbis.

Chossing the path of faith and positivity

The price of a life

'Every family has their own children to take care of, but just $1,200 we can bring another child to the world,' says ardent Efrat supporter.

The price of a life

Filling the Void

Chagai Goldschmidt, Efrat’s CEO, shares his experience as the son-in-law and right-hand man of Dr. Eli Schussheim

Filling the Void

Dr. Eli Schussheim z"l

The sudden passing of Dr. Eliyahu Schussheim was a shock not only to his family but to the untold numbers of lives he touched.

Dr. Eli Schussheim z"lplayer

Oded Revivi: 'Biden administration hasn't decided on its Israel policy yet'

Mayor Revivi arrives at the new Arutz Sheva studio in Jerusalem to talk about the past and future of American-Israeli relations.

'Biden administration hasn't decided on its Israel policy yet'player

Efrat: Hundreds of families without electricity

High-voltage pole collapses following snowfall in Efrat. Hundreds without electricity since last night. Council mobilized for neighborhoods.

Efrat: Hundreds of families without electricity

Efrat resident seeks Labor Party seat to return party to roots

Nava Katz seeks to 'bring back vitality and old-school Zionism back to Labor Party', and be voice of Anglos in Knesset.

Efrat resident seeks Labor Party seat to return party to rootsplayer

Efrat Mayor: How Moshe Moskowitz founded our community

Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi mourns Moshe 'Moshko' Moskowitz, says he was already preparing to celebrate Israel's 100th birthday.

Efrat Mayor: How Moshe Moskowitz founded our community

Efrat council chairman laments declining Jewish construction across the Green Line

Head of Efrat Council says that waiting until a government change in both the USA and Israel was a mistake.

Efrat Mayor: "We missed an opportunity"

Emuna Samuels of Efrat runner-up in European taekwondo championships

Samuels is now ranked first in her category, after taking gold earlier this year.

Emuna Samuels of Efrat runner-up in European taekwondo contest

Ice cream truck keeps Efrat school connected with students

Ohr Torah Stone Derech Avot Yeshiva High School rents ice cream truck in a unique effort to stay connected with students during the pandemic

Ice cream truck keeps Efrat school connected with studentsplayer

'PA are experts at missing opportunities'

Regional Cooperation Minister Akinus attends ceremony to mark launch of Efrat industrial center, laments PA refusal of economic cooperation.

'PA are experts at missing opportunities'

Save us! The silent cry of unborn children

As we approach the Days of Awe, when the Creator of the world decides who will live in the coming year, we all seek ways to guarantee life

Save us! The silent cry of unborn children

Rabbi Uri Samet appointed acting Chief Rabbi of Efrat

Rabbi Uri Samet to be appointed Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's replacement for marriage and kashrut until permanent replacement appointed.

Rabbi Uri Samet appointed acting Chief Rabbi of Efrat

Bennett: Thousands of new housing units to be built in Efrat

Defense Minister Bennett approves expansion of Efrat, paving the way for thousands of new housing units.

Thousands of housing units to be built in Efrat

Message to the survivors: You are not alone

Youths stand outside homes of Holocaust survivors in Efrat, wearing white shirts and holding flags and candles.

Message to the survivors: You are not alone

'I praise Your name' featuring residents of Efrat

Moshe Kesselman composed inspiring words from Psalms. He called residents of Efrat join and sing along to counter the feeling of quarantine.

'I praise Your name' featuring residents of Efratplayer

Efrat mayor: 23 confirmed coronavirus patients

Oded Revivi names newest four coronavirus patients, lists who needs to self-quarantine, says only certain workers will be allowed entry.

Efrat mayor: 23 confirmed coronavirus patients

PA Arab armed with a knife arrested outside of Efrat, south of Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority resident armed with a knife arrested outside of Efrat in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

Arab armed with a knife arrested outside of Efrat

'One year ago, everything changed forever'

Brother of murdered American-Israeli Ari Fuld recalls the attack on Ari, the heartbreaking visit to the hospital, and a year in mourning

'One year ago, everything changed forever'

New mikvah in Efrat: 'More women will keep family purity'

New and magnificent ritual bath inaugurated in Gush Etzion town. Religious Affairs Minister: 'Issue of mikvahs has improved recently.'

New mikvah in Efrat: 'More women will keep family purity'

Efrat residents save Palestinian's life

Arab who collapsed in village of Umm Salamuna brought to nearby of Efrat, where CPR was performed on him, saving his life.

Efrat residents save Palestinian's life

'Lapid wants to evict 80-90 thousand Jews from their homes'

PM Netanyahu explains what September's elections are about, emphasizes need for healthy backbone in US-Israel relations.

'Lapid wants to evict 80-90 thousand Jews from their homes'

Netanyahu: No settlers will be uprooted

PM Netanyahu visits Efrat, promises an end to demolition of Jewish towns.

Netanyahu: No settlers will be uprootedplayer

Good neighbors

Residents of Efrat called almost every day to give medical treatment to Arabs who arrive at the front gate of the Gush Etzion town.

Good neighbors

Residents of Efrat have had enough

Judean city residents launch uncompromising grassroots campaign to halt land theft that threatens their homes.

Residents of Efrat have had enoughplayer

Watch: Terrorist arrested two years after stabbing attack

Shin Bet arrests terrorist who stabbed civilian in Efrat in December, 2016.

Watch: Terrorist arrested two years after stabbing attackplayer

'Stop trading in bodies'

Efrat Council head critical of other Judea and Samaria heads for demand to build following terror attacks. 'Building must be routine.'

'Stop trading in bodies'

Residents of Efrat save Arab's life

Resident of nearby Palestinian Arab village brought to Efrat after suffering serious injuries in a fall, receives treatment from residents.

Residents of Efrat save Arab's life

Efrat's incumbent Revivi maintains leadership

Initial count indicates Ravivi win with challenging lists represented; final results after soldier vote count.

Efrat's incumbent Revivi maintains leadership

Meet the candidates in Efrat - Judea's English-speaking city

Arutz Sheva asks mayoral candidates, parties what sets them apart, what kind of community they will leave our children, and a word to Olim.

Meet the candidates in Efrat - Judea's English-speaking cityplayer