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  • Probe launched into Safed rabbi’s anti-Arab comments

    November 22, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Israel’s attorney general has opened a criminal investigation on suspicion of incitement to racism against the chief rabbi of Safed.

    The probe of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who signed a religious ruling against renting apartments to non-Jews, stems from anti-Arab comments he made several...

  • Safed banking on Rosh Hashanah visitation by Madonna

    By Larry Luxner

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Madonna talks about the importance of Rosh Hashanah. Caution strong language
    When it comes to spirituality, Safed lacks nothing. But the Israeli mountain town (also spelled Tzfat) has been struggling economically since last year's war with Hezbollah.

    That's why local tourism...