The children's uncle issues a personal plea:
Two Jewish children, aged four and two, my sister's sons, are now in Hungary, caught up in a legal storm that will decide whether they are raised by their Jewish mother, and receive a Jewish education, ...
That missionaries have no limits to how low they'll stoop is nothing new to Yad L'Achim, which has been battling them for decades. But their latest, despicable ploy is stunning in its audacity, deceit and sacrilege
Yad L'Achim released a film clip Thursday as part of its efforts to prevent assimilation in Israel. The film, distributed in the social media, opens with a shot of a Shabbos table, with a haunting Shalom Aleichem being sung in the background – in ...
The missionaries are taking cynical advantage of the terror wave in Israel to prey on innocent Jews.
Yad L'Achim has received dozens of calls from residents reporting missionaries circulating in city centers and using the security situation to draw passersby into discussions about their fears. These quickly led to conversations on matters of faith and the distribution of missionary material, with assurances following in its ways will lead to quiet on the country's streets.
They were once the up-and-coming leaders of Israel's Labor Party. An articulate, photogenic cadre of young politicians who saw themselves as the best and the brightest, the natural successors to Yitzchak Rabin, Shimon Peres and the rest of the party's "old guard."
N. was born into a religious family in the center of Israel but was dealt a serious emotional blow in her youth when her parents divorced and her mother decided to abandon religion and bring her children along with her into this strange new world.
On the yahrtzeit of the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli youths - Gilad Sha'er, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, Hy"d - dozens of students of Makor Chaim, the yeshivah where two of the boys learned, paid a visit to the headquarters of Yad L'Achim in Bnei Brak last week to learn up close of the organization's Pidyon Shvuyim (redemption of captives) operations
Religiously observant mailmen in Ashkelon are pleading with Yad L'Achim to intercede on their behalf so that they don't have to deliver missionary material to tens of thousands of homes. The mailmen had asked their employer, Israel Post, to be excused from the task – on the grounds that it offends their religious sensibilities – but their request fell on deaf ears.
In the wake of their successful mass baptism in the city of Ra'anana, the missionaries have set their sights on a bigger catch: a four-day event to be held in Jerusalem over the upcoming Shavuos holiday.
An unprecedented crowd that police estimate at 5,000 people participated in a tefillah rally in Raanana this past Shabbos to express united opposition to a mass missionary event being held in the city's sports center.
Intensive efforts by Yad L'Achim, working in conjunction with Ra'anana's chief rabbi, the city council's United Religious List, and hundreds of local residents, led to the last-minute cancellation of a mass baptism that was scheduled for this past Shabbos.
In light of the dramatic election results in Israel, which have given the religious parties renewed clout, Yad L'Achim this week called on these parties to do everything possible to get a law passed banning missionary activity in Israel.
Just three weeks after Yad L'Achim invited potential immigrants from France to contact it for assistance in making a successful Aliyah to Israel, the organization's French department has been inundated with calls.
Yad L'Achim's department of spiritual absorption is gearing up to provide assistance to the wave of French immigrants that is expected to reach Israel in light of the surge of anti-Semitic violence in France. As part of this effort, ads in Hebrew and French have been placed in newspapers and on billboards in France and in communities in Israel with large French populations.
It's already becoming routine in the Israel Defense Forces. Missionaries sent by evangelical churches in the United States are given free rein over IDF bases, openly preaching Christianity and seeking to convert Jews out of their religion.
A moving ceremony was celebrated recently at Yad L'Achim: The bris milah of a baby born to a young woman rescued by the organization from an Arab village. Making the ceremony even more poignant is that it succeeded in reuniting the woman and her parents for the first time since she left home to marry an Arab.