People in Tzfat
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Israeli orthodox rabbi stirs up racism debate

Tzfat, as it is known in Hebrew, or Safed, as Arabic-speakers call it, is a holy place for Jews.

It is said to have been founded by a son of Noah after the great flood.

In the past few weeks it has also become famous for a decree made by its chief rabbi who instructed residents not to rent rooms or houses to Israeli Arabs.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tzfat.

  • 30 Nov 2010