Safed

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Safed:

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, town (1994 pop. 21,600), NE Israel. One of Israel's four holy cities, it has a thriving artists' colony and many museums and ancient synagogues. Ceramics, diamonds, and handicrafts are produced in the town, which has a large Orthodox Jewish population. Founded c.A.D.
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, Israel.
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Sunday's rocket strike at a military base near Tzefat was the deepest a rocket fired from southern Lebanon has ever penetrated Israel.
The custodians of Luria's tomb and seminary in the northern Israeli town of Tzefat (Safed) accused her of breaking a taboo.
PLANS: Attend a teaching program at Beit Chana Seminary in Tzefat, Israel.
When Israeli air power responded in force to block the escape routes of the kidnappers of their two fellow soldiers, the rockets and missiles began to descend on Israeli cities and towns in the north as distant as metropolitan Haifa, Safed (Tzefat), and Afula.