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Northern Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse Named

Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg of Tzfat has been accused by no fewer than ten women of abuse.

Northern Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse Named

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.

Detention Extended for Rabbi Accused of Sexual 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.

Victim Pens Open Letter to Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse

'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.

'Public Learned a Lesson' with Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse

Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson Suspected

Five firefighting crews battling blaze north of the Kinnereth; fire broke south of Tzfat earlier Saturday.

Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson Suspected

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.

Watch: A Spiritual 'Boost' in the Northplayer

Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat Resigns

Shohat to return to post as mayor of Tzfat; he will be replaced by MK Robert Ilatov.

Yisrael Beytenu MK Ilan Shohat Resigns

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.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Elections 'A Huge Miracle'

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.

French Delegation Attempts to Re-Twin Tzfat and Lille

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 permit

Wrecked Samaria Home: 'We'll Come to Housewarming'

Two Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

At least 17 Syrian casualties have been taken for treatment in Israel since the weekend.

Two Wounded Syrians Brought to 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.

16-Year-Old 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.

Moderately Wounded Syrian Taken for Treatment in Israel

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.”

Tzfat (Safed) Teens Tend Abandoned Soldiers’ Graves

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.

IDF Allows More Wounded Syrians into Israel

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.

Healed Syrians Return Home from Israel

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.

Syrian Refugees at Ziv Hospital 'Asked for Humanitarian Help'

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.

US Donation for Tzfat as International Heritage Site

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.

Greek Earthquake Sends Shivers throughout Israel

Rav Eliyahu: 'A Victory over Reformism'

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu is pleased with the decision not to put him on trial for racist incitement.

Rav Eliyahu: 'A Victory over Reformism'

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.

Miracle in Tzfat: Boys Find Stolen Torah Scrolls

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.

Six Torah Scrolls Stolen from Tzfat Synagogue

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).

 Dog Attacks Jewish Tourist in Tzefat

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.

Coalition Coalescence in Tzfat

"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.

Real Estate Developer Robert Stark Joins Yehudah Katz on New CD player

‘We Will Fight for Tzfat’

Rabbis visit Tzfat to strengthen Jewish sovereignty in the city.

‘We Will Fight for Tzfat’s Jewish Identity’player

MK: Annex Israel's Arabs to PA

MK Carmel Shama (Likud) voices views similar to those of Avigdor Lieberman, prompting Arab ire.

MK Shama: Israel's Arabs Should be Annexed to PA

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.

Tzfat Residents to Counter-Protest Zoabi

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.

Hi-Tech Holy Letters in Tzfat

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.

Ancient Tzfat 'Fighting a War Against Saudi Money'

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.

Arab Violence Spreads to Tzfat

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.'

More Rabbis Join Call Not to Sell Land to Arabs

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.

Open to All: Burial in the Ancient Cemetery of Tzfat

Meron Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

Hundreds of thousands in the Galilean city of Meron to celebrate the mystical teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in Meronplayer

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.

Facelift in Tzfat, Courtesy of the Mayor

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.

New Northern Medical School Starts October 2011

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.

New Imaging Device in Tzfat Hospital Spots Eye Disease

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.

Peres: Tzfat Medical School Will Transform Israel