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.
The office of the IDF's new chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, has responded to a serious complaint lodged by Yad L'Achim regarding missionary activity in the army.
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.
Yad L'Achim has received hundreds of complaints regarding missionaries taking advantage of the election campaign in Israel to try and convert Jews out of their religion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even during these difficult days, when Israel is battling Hamas terrorists in Gaza, the "Messianic Jews" cult stops at nothing to preach its missionary message to soldiers
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.
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.
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."
The missionaries continue with their deceitful ruses, only to be foiled by Yad L'Achim. On Sunday of chol hamo'ed Pesach, a cult in Jaffa held a "Pesach event" that claimed to resemble a seder. In advertising the event, it promised to serve only kosher food and gave no hint as to its missionary nature.
A Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court has rejected a petition by missionaries asking that a school in Netanya be forced to honor a rental agreement with them and to pay them NIS 108,000 in damages and aggravation for breaking the agreement
Yisrael Ben Lulu, a chareidi businessman, turned to Yad L'Achim recently with a strange request. Ben Lulu, who runs workshops for chareidim on how to succeed in business, suspected that two lecturers he'd booked for an upcoming seminar had a missionary agenda
Yad L'Achim has been inundated with calls from Jews expressing shock that brochures conveying clear missionary messages bear the official seal of the Jerusalem Municipality, giving the impression that they are sanctioned by City Hall. The calls came from Jews of all political and religious persuasions, left and right, religious and secular
Yad L'Achim's efforts to save errant Jewish soldiers from falling into the hands of missionaries were recently crowned with success.