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News and updates about Tzfat (Safed)

'Don't abandon us,' say northern mayors

Heads of authorities in the north joined the fight to save local businesses and called on the government to include them in the government grants budget to prevent their collapse.

'Don't abandon us,' say northern mayors

During the Seder:

Dozens of rockets fired towards Tzfat

Barrage of at least 35 rockets fired towards Tzfat as Israelis gather to celebrate the start of Passover. IDF strikes Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in southern Lebanon.

Dozens of rockets fired towards Tzfat

Ethiopian MK:

'Don't forget missing 9 year old'

MK Tsega Melaku spoke to Arutz Sheva and called for increased efforts to search for the nine-year-old girl who disappeared from an absorption center in Tzfat and has not been found.

'Don't forget missing 9 year old'

‘Do not be ashamed, this is a holy mission'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu spoke at a meeting of the Knesset Lobby for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse on the importance of treating sexual offenders: 'We are correcting so much wrong in this world. Saving so many lives.'

‘Do not be ashamed, this is a holy mission'

Search for missing girl enters eighth day

Thousands of searchers have been working around the clock in the Tzfat region, but have yet to find any trace of the missing 9-year-old Hymanut Kassou.

Search for missing girl enters eighth day

'ISA must join search for missing girl'

One of the organizations searching Tzfat for a missing nine-year-old girl calls for immediate involvement of the ISA to help find her, as long as a terrorist incident cannot be ruled out.

'ISA must join search for missing girl'

In first: Haredi mayor elected to head Tzfat

Shas candidate Yossi Kakon defeats incumbent Shuki Ohana, winning 52.2% of the vote. 'We are brothers, and we will work together for the benefit of all the city's residents.'

In first: Haredi mayor elected to head Tzfat

Video captures last time missing girl was seen

9-year-old Haymanut Kasau has been missing since Sunday night when she disappeared after distributing election leaflets in Tzfat.

Video captures last time missing girl was seen

9-year-old girl missing in Tzfat

Widespread search efforts are underway for a girl who disappeared two days ago from her house in southern Tzfat.

9-year-old girl missing in Tzfat

IDF soldier killed, 8 injured in barrage on Tzfat

Magen David Adom reports on one dead and eight injured in barrage to Tzfat and northern Israel. All evacuated to Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat.

IDF soldier killed, 8 injured in barrage on Tzfat

Gantz:

'Strong response to deadly Tzfat attack soon'

National Unity party chairman reacts to death of Israeli in Hezbollah missile barrage on north.

'Strong response to deadly Tzfat attack soon'

Watch:

Watch footage of missile falling in Tzfat.

Watch footage of missile falling in Tzfat: 1 dead, 7 injured

Watch footage of missile falling in Tzfat.

You can easily make your dreams come to life!

Owning a home in Israel is one of those dreams you don't push off!

You can easily make your dreams come to life!

Infant rescued from house fire in Tzfat

Firefighters carry the baby to safety through an active house fire after he was trapped inside. The baby was seriously injured but alive.

Infant rescued from house fire in Tzfat

The last rescue of 2023

The Israel Dog Unit helps find a missing person in a midnight search in the Tzfat region.

The last rescue of 2023

One dead, one injured, in caravan fire in northern Israel

Investigation opened after fire in caravan leaves 65-year-old man dead, younger man severely injured.

One dead, one injured, in caravan fire in northern Israel

Bus driver orders women to sit in the back of the bus

A group of women were ordered to sit in the back of the bus by a driver who felt their clothes were immodest.

Bus driver orders women to sit in the back of the bus

Northern Israel's emergency forces prepare for stranded hikers

A meeting was held in Tzfat to prepare all emergency forces for the missing person cases that may occur over summer vacation.

Northern Israel's emergency forces prepare for stranded hikers

New 'Talmudic sage' found in Tzfat

Tzfat is already home to the graves of several Talmudic sages. Another one has recently been 'discovered'.

New 'Talmudic sage' found in Tzfat

Stranded hiker rescued from Nahal Amud nature preserve

A 60-year-old man was located after hours spent walking, with no water or any way to find a trail out of the forest.

Stranded hiker rescued from Nahal Amud nature preserve

300 days later:

Tzfat mayor meets with searchers for Moishe Kleinerman

The mayor of Tzfat is taking a personal interest in the ongoing search for Avraham Moshe Kleinerman, who vanished from Meron 300 days ago.

Tzfat mayor meets with searchers for Moishe Kleinerman

Postcard from Tzfat, the antidote to Zoom

We’re much happier when we connect in person, and communities come alive when their members come together. Opinion.

Postcard from Tzfat, the antidote to Zoom

18 buses burned in northern Israel

Police confirm buses were set ablaze intentionally, open investigation.

18 buses burned in northern Israel

Tzfat College expels student who supported murder of Jews

Decision to expel student who expressed support for Hareda terror attack, said it is "good that the Jews suffer," sets precedent in colleges

Tzfat College expels student who supported murder of Jews

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Celebrating the light of Rabbi Yosef Karo

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, participates in celebration of life of Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of Shulchan Aruch.

Celebrating the light of Rabbi Yosef Karo

Tzfat Mayor:

'Tens of thousands are under threat of an earthquake'

Tzfat Mayor warns: A powerful earthquake will happen. Without government assistance, thousands will be killed.

'Tens of thousands are under threat of an earthquake'

500-year-old letter written to Ari Hakadosh discovered

Letter reveals hitherto-unknown details of life of the Arizal in Egypt and the Land of Israel.

500-year-old letter written to Ari Hakadosh discovered

Students testify to anti-Semitism on Israeli college campus

In Tzfat College, Jews fear to study alongside Arabs following violent threats & intimidation.

Students testify to anti-Semitism on Israeli college campus

Rabbi Noach Hefetz, 86, passes away

Rabbi Noach Hefetz, prominent Tzfat rabbi, passes away at age 86

Rabbi Noach Hefetz, 86, passes away

Ezra Sheinberg ordered to pay NIS 470,000 to one of his victims

Sheinberg was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison in 2018. Prison Board decided to release him early; State Prosecution has appealed.

Ezra Sheinberg ordered to pay NIS 470,000 to one of his victims

Five-year-old killed by bus in northern Israel

Bus driver detained after little girl struck and killed while crossing the street.

Five-year-old killed by bus in northern Israel

Volunteers offer support to hundreds of families

Volunteers distribute food, drinks, and encouragement to hundreds of families at Tzfat bus station.

Volunteers offer support to hundreds of families

Rapper Nissim Black headlines Tzfat concert of 'rebirth'

More than a thousand people expected at this year’s 'One Flame' concert in Tzfat.

Rapper Nissim Black headlines Tzfat concert of 'rebirth'

Chabad rabbi: 'Someone broke quarantine? Call the police'

Rabbi Bistritsky, rabbi of community in Tzfat, says family in which one person has coronavirus should not send to school.

Chabad rabbi: 'Someone broke quarantine? Call the police'

A virtual radio tour of the holy city of Tzfat

Hear about some of the amazing locations and Kabbalistic insights as we give you an audio tour of Tzfat.

A virtual radio tour of the holy city of Tzfat

One killed, three injured in Tzfat accident

Head-on collision between two vehicles near Tzfat leaves one dead and three injured.

One killed, three injured in Tzfat accident

Couple weds during Tzfat 'One Flame' concert

An all-star cast of baalei teshuva musical artists led the One Flame concert in Tzfat, shortly after a chuppah was held there.

Couple weds during Tzfat 'One Flame' concert

Israeli boy died in blaze 'because someone played with fire'

Investigators say blaze in northern Israel which killed three-year-old boy was sparked because of careless use of fire.

Israeli boy died in blaze 'because someone played with fire'

Three-year-old dead in Tzfat fire

Eighteen injured, one dead, after fire breaks out in residential building.

Three-year-old dead in Tzfat fire

Brelsov mourns: Rabbi Kenig of Tzfat passes

Tzfat Breslov community Rabbi Elazar Kenig passes away after suffering serious illness.

Brelsov mourns: Rabbi Kenig of Tzfat passes

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.

Tzfat rabbi: Don't bring children to mikvah

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.

Tzfat becoming more haredi?

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

Tzfat man accidentally hits daughter with car, leaving her seriously injured.

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

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.

Patriot missile launched at UAV in Syria

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.

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

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.

Watch: Chabad emissary conference in Israel

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.

Court orders eviction of world's largest Chabad yeshiva

Expectant mother, baby saved on eve of Rosh Hashana

Woman rushed to hospital with preeclampsia. Baby delivered 1 and a half months early.

Expectant mother, baby saved on eve of Rosh Hashana

Rabbi from Tzfat convicted of sexual offenses

Court convicts former yeshiva head of offenses against 8 women as part of plea bargain.

Rabbi from Tzfat convicted of sexual offenses

Watch: Fire tears through Tzfat neighborhood, trapping resident

Woman trapped inside burning home as fire spreads through Tzfat neighborhood. Seven others injured.

Watch: Fire tears through Tzfat neighborhood, trapping resident

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.

Soldier trapped in bus luggage compartment - for entire trip

Vandals desecrate tomb of Arizal in Tzfat

Tomb of 16th century Kabbalist desecrated with radical anti-Zionist rhetoric.

Vandals desecrate tomb of Arizal in Tzfat

Antenna extracted from baby's throat in northern Israel

8-month old baby found to have swallowed antenna from a remote control car.

Antenna extracted from baby's throat in northern Israel

Fire in Tzfat hotel injures dozens

Fire breaks out in lobby of Tzfat hotel, emergency services transfer injured to hospitals.

Fire in Tzfat hotel injures dozens

Reform Movement petitions for legal action 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.

Reform Movement petitions for legal action against Tzfat rabbi

Girl disabled during birth wins huge settlement from hospital

Judge excoriates hospital official over mistakes which led to girl's disability.

Girl disabled during birth wins huge settlement from hospital

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.

Chabad leaders broker deal with IDF over draft

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.'

Glaring street name typo has Tzfat perplexed

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.

Sex Abuse Rabbi Claims Innocence - Then Says He's 'Repenting'

Tzfat Rabbi Threatened 'Horrible Things' if Victims Complained

Ezra Sheinberg was a 'demigod' to followers, officer involved in case reveals - and predicted calamity if victims refused, protested.

Tzfat Rabbi Threatened 'Horrible Things' if Victims Complained