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.
The missionary assault in Israel's south has taken a dangerous turn for the worse as more than 100,000 Jews recently received SMS messages to their cell phones inviting them to order, free of change, materials promising "salvation" via their connection to J.
The missionaries are waging a massive shemad campaign throughout southern Israel. As part of the campaign, they are unfurling huge banners at busy intersections and distributing spiritually poisonous propaganda to passersby
Yad L'Achim this week launched a special Russian-language edition of its journal, Searching, that is geared toward Jews who are confused about their spiritual identity and vulnerable to missionaries. The Russian-language edition comes in response to stepped up efforts by the missionaries to target Russian immigrants in Israel
In a bid to educate the public as to the enticements and dangers of the missionaries operating throughout Israel, Yad L'Achim has launched a major campaign billed, "As every child knows: Not everyone who gives you a gift has your best interest in mind."
Shortly after missionaries began spreading out across the Rova Gimmel neighborhood in Ashdod and distributing their poisonous material in mailboxes, Yad L'Achim activists were summoned to the area
Yad L'Achim is being inundated with complaints from outraged Bnei Brak residents over missionary brochures that are appearing in their mailboxes. The brochures, titled "Forbidden – What the Rabbis Don't Want You to Know," incite against Rabbis and Gedolei Yisrael
A file involving a down-and-out woman who was victimized by cult members was this week stamped "case closed" by Yad L'Achim's counter-missionary department
A missionary center in Arad that masqueraded as a chess club has shut down, following a long and difficult battle waged by Yad L'Achim and local residents against the center's organizers.
That innocent question, posed by a woman who had just moved to Be'er Sheva, set off a chain of events that led to Yad L'Achim's intervention