The call came to Yad L'Achim last year concerning a Jewish woman in her 70s who had begun to believe in "that man," ym"sh.
The caller delivers a regular Torah class in Dimona and was told by one of the participants about a neighbor who had immigrated from Italy and was being visited by missionaries from the J's Witnesses cult. These missionaries were taking advantage of her difficulties acclimating to a new country to forge a close relationship.
The brazen missionary distribution of hundreds of thousands of DVDs in home mail boxes around the country continues, to the shock and outrage of wide segments of the public. Yad L'Achim reports that some areas are seeing a second wave of mass distributions.
Entire cities are being flooded with the discs of a well-known missionary from abroad that contain messages of idolatry and apostasy, Yad L'Achim warned this week. Hundreds of thousands more discs are being prepared for distribution, the counter-missionary organization learned.
An investigative report in the most recent issue of Yad L'Achim's Searching magazine reveals that a "Rabbi" from Hungary whom the missionaries claimed converted to Christianity has been tried in the United States for impersonating a Rabbi. The report brings authentic documents proving that the "Rabbi" is actually a farmer accused of theft who ran away from Hungary.
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Rabbinical Court rejected a request by a missionary couple to marry as Jews.
The Rabbinical Court, headed by Hagaon Harav Cohen, Hagaon Harav Amrani and Hagaon Harav Ben Yaakov, invited a Yad L'Achim expert on cults to cross-examine the couple as to their beliefs. The two stated clearly that they believe in "that man" as the messiah and in the cult's avoda zara.
Twenty two Jews who were rescued recently from Christian missionaries participated last week in a special tour organized by Yad L'Achim.
Calls to Yad L'Achim's 24-hour hotline revealed a new flashpoint in the battle against missionaries. A missionary congregation in Ashdod, operating behind the innocent-sounding name "Beit Hillel," was distributing weekly food baskets to dozens of needy immigrant families, mostly from the Former Soviet Union, with the intention of befriending them and getting them to convert out of their religion, R'l.
A report by Channel 20 reveals a shocking exhibit that greets visitors at the Ilanot public elementary school in Herzliya. It includes arts and crafts projects by students that depict a doll of J. hanging from a cross, R'l, in addition to other Christian symbols. The exhibit was prepared by sixth graders as part of their history class.
Yad L'Achim has filed a police complaint against those engaged in the sale of missionary literature to children – in clear violation of the law banning efforts to convince minors to convert out of their religion.
Yad L'Achim has been inundated with furious reactions from a public that is outraged at the news that Jewish children were taken on a school outing to a church to "prepare" them for Shavuos, the holiday of the giving of the Torah.
The well-known Nigerian pastor and televangelist T. B. Joshua visited Israel last month intending to move his world center in Nigeria to the shores of the Kinneret.
A week before Pesach, Yad L'Achim warned that Israel was on the brink of a major missionary campaign run by J's Witnesses, which had recruited Christian groups from around the world to provide additional manpower. The warning was based on sources from within cults.
Disturbing calls began coming into Yad L'Achim's hotline, reporting that a store run by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority at the Stalactite Caves near Beit Shemesh was selling a missionary book written for children.
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.
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.
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.