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RECENT YAD L’ACHIM NEWS
In recent days, Yad L'Achim's head office has been inundated with calls attesting to a devious missionary campaign being conducted in the heart of chareidi neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Beitar Ilit and Beit Shemesh.
The sons of D., a Jewish woman married to an Arab, received a Muslim upbringing and education. Several months ago, D. contacted Yad L'Achim's counter-assimilation department and, in a voice shaking with emotion, told of the difficulties she experienced. She bemoaned her children's future, being raised against her will in a Muslim educational system, and pleaded for help.
Yad L'Achim, which provides for the needs of hundreds of survivors of Arab villages and their children, has completed its preparations for the winter months. Hundreds of coupons for the purchase of warm clothes are being distributed this week to families, in addition to heaters and other aids.
It's been a while now since the cults began operating booths filled with dangerous missionary material in major cities. They aren't content with merely handing out their material to passersby; they convince people to divulge their personal details so that they can stay in touch, with the goal of eventually getting them to convert to Christianity.
It was an unforgettable sight: Thousands of Jews walked out of the Caesarea Amphitheater this past Shabbos when they realized they had been hoodwinked into attending a missionary event, as Yad L'Achim had warned.
A month after the Israel Police decided not to press charges against a missionary who distributed material to a Jewish minor in the Modiin area, on the grounds that there was no "criminal guilt," attorney Moshe Morgenstern, a member of Yad L'Achim's legal team, fired off an urgent letter to state prosecutors asking them to investigate why police closed the case for no good reason.
Yad L'Achim reports a dramatic increase in the number of calls coming into its emergency hotline during summer vacation and in advance of the Jewish holidays.
Yad L'Achim last month completed its training course for 20 foreign students who will serve as Israel's ambassadors to the Jewish world on the subject of assimilation.
The course, the first of its kind, was offered by a new department set up by Yad L'Achim a few years ago to deal with mixed marriage. It operates alongside the organization's counter-assimilation department, which works with Jewish girls living in Arab villages.
Every Bris Milah is emotional, but this one didn't leave a dry eye in the house. The child, who was named Eli-Or, is the son of G., a Jewish woman who until recently was living with an abusive Arab husband in the village of Kara. After 10 years of living as a Muslim, she succeeded, with Yad L'Achim's help, in escaping the village with her daughters.
A., a 36-year-old Jewish woman, spent 18 years in an Arab village in southern Israel together with her Arab husband. They'd met at a food factory where they both worked. After moving to his village they had six children.
Around six years ago, a childhood friend of A. reached out to her out of the blue, after more than a decade of no contact. A. revealed that she wasn't happy and wanted to leave her husband and the village. A few days later, the phone line in A.'s house went dead. It turns out that her husband had learned about the phone call and disconnected the line. He also punished her with violence.
Thousands of residents of Rishon LeZion, representing all sectors, participated in a Tefillah rally Shabbos morning to protest against the holding of a mass missionary event in the city.
An alert Modiin resident who snapped a picture of missionaries soliciting a child and sent it to Yad L'Achim played a key role in getting a police complaint filed against the missionaries.
Missionaries recently distributed thousands of flyers in mailboxes throughout Petach Tikvah, in the center of Israel. Outraged residents called Yad L'Achim which quickly dispatched activists to the area to expose the missionaries and distribute their own material to counter them.
Dozens of survivors who, with Yad L'Achim's help, have left missionary cults and are returning to traditional Judaism, gathered last Wednesday for a special evening of Torah study.
J's Witnesses are conducting an Israel-wide campaign, knocking on doors and asking homeowners to allow them in for a discussion on "the meaning of life."
Yad L'Achim's counter-assimilation department, which has traditionally focused its efforts on Jewish women involved with non-Jewish men, has recently begun working with Jewish men contemplating marrying out.
Yad L'Achim has filed a police complaint charging aggravated assault against missionaries in Jerusalem who ordered the brutal attack of some of its activists.
A survey conducted by the Smith Institute on behalf of Yad L'Achim shows that more than 90 percent of the Jewish public in Israel staunchly opposes intermarriage between their son or daughter and a Muslim.
The survey, released last week, also shows that among the secular public in Israel some 20 percent are personally familiar with couples who have intermarried, compared to 12 percent in the religious-chareidi sector.
Jerusalem residents were outraged to discover that flyers being distributed on the streets of the capital by missionaries bore the official seal of the City of Jerusalem. They notified Yad L'Achim, which immediately turned to the municipality with a demand that legal action be taken to get the practice halted.
An attorney for Yad L'Achim, Moshe Morgenstern, sent an urgent letter to the justice minister and attorney general this week demanding an investigation into illegal missionary activity at a recent conference held for security officers of the Eshkol regional council.
In a welcome development, the Vatican last week issued an official document stating that Catholics should not undertake organized efforts to convert Jews.