Dee family tragedy shows true community spirit

The outpouring of love and support in response to last week’s terror attack offers some important lessons about the importance of community and what it takes to build a strong one.

The Women who Saved the Dagan Hill

Today, the Dagan hill in Efrat is a bustling neighborhood of close to 400 Jewish families, with a high percentage of immigrants from the United States. But Dagan, on the northernmost edge of Efrat, would likely be a suburb of Arab controlled Bethlehem if not for the heroic efforts of an extraordinary group of women in July of 1995.

Heroes of Judea and Samaria: The man who saved Efrat’s hills 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Josh Adler was just seventeen when he decided to leave a comfortable American life for Israel, then a slowly developing country.  His grandparents came from Germany, but were not Holocaust survivors, having emigrated to America just before the first window of the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom was smashed. Adler […]

High Court to rule on Arab claims over Eitam Hill in Judea

On Monday, the High Court of Justice was scheduled to hear a petition submitted by the far-left NGO Peace Now, arguing that Israel’s land allocation policy in Judea and Samaria is discriminatory. The petition focuses on Givat Eitam (Eitam Hills) in the city of Efrat in Judea. Referred to as the “E2 project”, 7,000  apartment […]

A Yeshiva-Ranch in the Judean Hills

As the sun rises over the Judean Hills, Rabbi Mordechai Minster, a burly shepherd, picks up one of his sheep who was recently attacked by a dog and examines a gaping wound in her neck. “She’ll probably die soon,” he says with disappointment. Despite medicating her and treating her wound against infection, the wounded sheep […]

Advocating in Efrat

I remain convinced that most people are unaware of just how deep the hatred for Israel goes among American Christian elites. Specifically evangelicals.

Huckabee: “I May Buy House in Efrat”

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, attended a ceremony on Wednesday in the Gush Etzion community of Efrat in which he helped lay bricks and pour cement for new houses.

Arabs Visit Jewish Mayor’s Sukkah in Defiance of PA

Approximately 30 Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis attended a holiday event at the sukkah of Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi to celebrate coexistence, despite a history of the Palestinian Authority actively punishing Arabs who support such moves.


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