Tzfat (Safed)

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Volunteers offer support to hundreds of families

Volunteers offer support to hundreds of families

Volunteers distribute food, drinks, and encouragement to hundreds of families at Tzfat bus station.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 00:25
Rapper Nissim Black headlines Tzfat concert celebrating 'rebirth'

Rapper Nissim Black headlines Tzfat concert celebrating 'rebirth'

More than a thousand people expected at this year’s 'One Flame' concert in Tzfat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 15:00
Rabbi Mordechai Bistritsky: 'Someone broke quarantine? Call the police'

Rabbi Mordechai Bistritsky: '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.Michal Levi, 04/03/2021 13:30
A virtual radio tour of the holy city of Tzfat

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.Israel News Talk Radio, 25/11/2020 03:09
One killed, three injured in Tzfat accident

One killed, three injured in Tzfat accident

Head-on collision between two vehicles near Tzfat leaves one dead and three injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2020 08:41
Couple weds during Tzfat 'One Flame' concert

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2019 16:44
Israeli boy died in blaze 'because someone played with fire'

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.Orly Harari, 29/05/2019 10:45
Three-year-old dead in Tzfat fire

Three-year-old dead in Tzfat fire

Eighteen injured, one dead, after fire breaks out in residential building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2019 21:28
Brelsov mourns: Rabbi Kenig of Tzfat passes

Brelsov mourns: Rabbi Kenig of Tzfat passes

Tzfat Breslov community Rabbi Elazar Kenig passes away after suffering serious illness.Mordechai Sones, 31/12/2018 18:25
Tzfat rabbi: Don't bring children to mikvah

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, 01/08/2018 07:51
Tzfat becoming more haredi?

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, 31/07/2018 11:29
Toddler fighting for her life after being run over by her father

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, 09/07/2018 13:35
Patriot missile launched at UAV in Syria

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, 24/06/2018 13:45
Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

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, 03/05/2018 15:21
Watch: Chabad emissary conference in Israel

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, 09/01/2018 16:13
Court orders eviction of world's largest Chabad yeshiva

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, 14/12/2017 19:36
Expectant mother, baby saved on eve of Rosh Hashana

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, 24/09/2017 18:13
Rabbi from Tzfat convicted of sexual offenses

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, 26/07/2017 19:17
Watch: Fire tears through Tzfat neighborhood, trapping resident

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, 16/07/2017 17:50
Soldier trapped in bus luggage compartment - for entire trip

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, 25/06/2017 22:34
Vandals desecrate tomb of Arizal in Tzfat

Vandals desecrate tomb of Arizal in Tzfat

Tomb of 16th century Kabbalist desecrated with radical anti-Zionist rhetoric.David Rosenberg, 07/05/2017 23:07
Antenna extracted from baby's throat in northern Israel

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, 27/04/2017 15:37
Fire in Tzfat hotel injures dozens

Fire in Tzfat hotel injures dozens

Fire breaks out in lobby of Tzfat hotel, emergency services transfer injured to hospitals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2017 08:08
Reform Movement petitions against Tzfat rabbi

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, 14/09/2016 22:04
Girl disabled at birth wins suit against hospital

Girl disabled at birth wins suit against hospital

Judge excoriates hospital official over mistakes which led to girl's disability.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/09/2016 10:06
Chabad leaders broker deal with IDF over draft

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, 10/08/2016 15:09
Glaring street name typo has Tzfat perplexed

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, 08/04/2016 11:08
Sex Abuse Rabbi Claims He's 'Repenting'

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, 07/08/2015 11:29
Rabbi Threatened Calamity if Victims Complained

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, 27/07/2015 17:43
Victim Comes Forward About Abusive Rabbi

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, 17/07/2015 14:59
Northern Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse Named

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, 17/07/2015 07:52
Detention Extended for Rabbi Accused of Abuse

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, 15/07/2015 20:32
Victim Pens Open Letter to Rabbi Accused of Abuse

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, 13/07/2015 22:51
'Public Learned a Lesson' with Northern Rabbi

'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, 10/07/2015 13:25
Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson Suspected

Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson Suspected

Five firefighting crews battling blaze north of the Kinnereth; fire broke south of Tzfat earlier Saturday.Tova Dvorin, 20/06/2015 21:06
Watch: A Spiritual 'Boost' in the North

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, 07/05/2015 21:27
Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat Resigns

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, 24/03/2015 12:42
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Elections 'A Huge Miracle'

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, 22/03/2015 08:46
French Attempt to Re-Twin Tzfat and Lille

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, 06/11/2014 12:55
Wrecked Samaria Home: 'We'll Come to Housewarming'

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, 09/02/2014 20:07
Two Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

Two Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

At least 17 Syrian casualties have been taken for treatment in Israel since the weekend.Elad Benari, 19/08/2013 04:44
16-Year-Old Syrian Taken for Treatment in Israel

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, 21/06/2013 03:44
Wounded Syrian Taken for Treatment in Israel

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, 03/05/2013 01:14
Tzfat Teens Tend Abandoned Soldiers’ Graves

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, 14/04/2013 14:19
IDF Allows More Wounded Syrians into Israel

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, 27/03/2013 14:30
Healed Syrians Return Home from Tzfat

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, 27/02/2013 09:54
Syrian Refugees at Ziv Hospital 'Asked for Help'

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, 17/02/2013 11:42
US Donation for Tzfat as Int’l Heritage Site

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, 22/10/2012 23:30
Greek Earthquake Sends Shivers throughout Israel

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, 10/07/2012 13:04
Rav Eliyahu: 'A Victory over Reformism'

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, 08/07/2012 20:48
Miracle in Tzfat: Boys Find Stolen Torah Scrolls

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, 14/05/2012 13:29
Six Torah Scrolls Stolen from Tzfat Synagogue

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, 06/05/2012 15:23
Dog Attacks Jewish Tourist in Tzefat

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, 07/01/2012 21:13
Coalition Coalescence in Tzfat

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, 08/06/2011 22:04
"Poet Developer" Turns to Music

"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, 17/03/2011 19:34
‘We Will Fight for Tzfat’

‘We Will Fight for Tzfat’

Rabbis visit Tzfat to strengthen Jewish sovereignty in the city.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 10/01/2011 02:20
MK: Annex Israel's Arabs to PA

MK: Annex Israel's Arabs to PA

MK Carmel Shama (Likud) voices views similar to those of Avigdor Lieberman, prompting Arab ire.Gil Ronen, 13/11/2010 21:34