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 ...
Over the past year, cracks have been appearing among the rank and file of Israel's "Messianic Jews" cult. The disarray began when Yad L'Achim came out with a glossy magazine called Searching, which addresses Jews who've been exposed to the cult's message.
Everything was planned down to the last detail. The rescue was scheduled and every member of the Yad L'Achim team knew his role. R. had prepared a mental list of what she would take with her and when she would pack so that her Arab husband wouldn't become suspicious. The emotions were riding high.
Bnei Brak Mayor Rabbi Chanoch Zeibert led a top-level delegation of city officials on a tour of Yad L'Achim's headquarters. The delegation, which included city treasurer Rabbi Aharon Adler, city council member Rabbi Shlomo Kostlitz and Rabbi Yosef Gerelitz, the mayor's special assistant, was welcomed by Yad L'Achim chairman Rabbi Yisrael Lifschitz and Rabbi Shmuel Lifschitz, one of the organization's leaders.
Members of the "Messianic Jews" cult were dealt a double blow recently when they manned the busy Tel Aviv intersection of Derech Menachem Begin and Sderot Kaplan, on the approach to the Azrielei Center, and distributed poisonous missionary material.
It isn’t just terrorists who attack Israeli soldiers at train stations and bus stops. Yad L'Achim has learned that missionaries are accosting soldiers with free MP3s that open with readings from "the new testament." These readings can't be erased, which means that every time soldiers turn the devices on they are subjected to a sermon on Christian teachings.
Mahmoud Mansour, the Arab who married a Jewish girl from Jaffa two months ago in a wedding that sparked a nationwide controversy, was arrested by police this week for possessing illegal substances, according to media reports in Israel.
Hundreds of missionaries, members of the “Messianic Jews” cult, spread out across Israel on chol hamoed Sukkos, taking up positions in city centers thronged with Jews taking advantage of the holiday for family outings.
"I want to share with you something that happened here, in this very building, a short while ago. Yad L'Achim brought six souls back to Judaism."
With this dramatic announcement, Rabbi Moshe Bitton, the secretary general of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Courts, began his remarks to a special session this week in Jerusalem for court administrators and senior officials of the Interior, Religious Affairs and Justice ministries.
A young Jewish convert to Islam was sentenced Sunday to a year in prison. The convert, a woman from Beersheva, had taken advantage of her position as an inspector at a security checkpoint to allow her Arab husband to slip into Israel illegally.
In the wake of a nation-wide controversy sparked by the recent marriage of a Jewish woman to an Arab, the Haaretz newspaper commissioned a comprehensive poll on attitudes toward intermarriage among the Israeli public.
The tragic wedding this Sunday between a Jewish woman and an Arab from Jaffa continues to spark fierce debate among the Israeli public.
Yad L'Achim tried hard to get the wedding cancelled, appealing to the bride in a variety of ways. The organization introduced her to a young woman it had rescued from an Arab village, who shared details of how her husband had turned violent a short while after their marriage.
They arrived at the spacious campus of the Tzviya girls' school in Yad Binyamin from all around the country. Dozens of women, and their children, rescued recently from Arab villages were bused in by the organization for an extraordinary Shabbos experience.
This will be a very hard nut to crack, the caller to Yad L'Achim's hotline conceded. She was desperately seeking help for a young woman who had become entrenched in "Messianic Jews," even becoming one of the cult's most active members.
The woman on the other end of the line was hysterical. She had just gotten word that her daughter was leaving home the next morning to live with an Arab, and was calling the Yad L'Achim hotline for help.
"We are a religious family and this hit us like a bombshell," cried the woman, who lives in northern Israel
After growing up thinking she was a Muslim and condemned to life imprisonment in a violent marriage, R. last week received recognition by the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court that she is a Jew - just in time to join the rest of her people in celebrating Shavuos.
An elderly Jew who refused to give up on his granddaughter, even after she converted to Islam and married an Arab, celebrated a sweet victory this week when the girl, rescued from an Arab village by Yad L'Achim, had her status as a Jew restored by the Jerusalem Religious Court.
Many hundreds of three-year-old boys were at Meron on Sunday to get their chalakah, or first haircut. But none was as extraordinary as that of David, whose locks were shorn with his sobbing mother standing nearby.
The expulsion of a religious cadet from officer training due to his refusal to participate in a lecture by a fellow cadet who belongs to the Messianic Jews cult continues to stir outrage. The soldier's Rav, Rabbi Nesanel Elyashiv, said this week that the army's move was in effect "shooting its religious soldiers in the back."
A team of some 50 missionaries from around the world arrived in Israel at the weekend to bolster local cults and help them take advantage of the large Independence Day crowds to reach unsuspecting Jews with their missionary material and message. Yad L'Achim had received early warning and was out in force to foil them.