A survey conducted by the Smith Institute on behalf of Yad L'Achim shows that more than 90 percent of the Jewish public in Israel staunchly opposes intermarriage between their son or daughter and a Muslim.
The survey, released last week, also shows that among the secular public in Israel some 20 percent are personally familiar with couples who have intermarried, compared to 12 percent in the religious-chareidi sector.
Dozens of Yad L'Achim "big sisters" attended a full-day seminar recently to acquire professional tools to help them mentor Jewish children rescued from Arab villages
Two Arab women who posted pictures of terrorists on their Facebook page, together with words of praise for their deeds, inadvertently convinced a Jewish girl to end her relationship with an Arab man.
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.
Yad L'Achim is accompanying a mother and her four children on their moving spiritual odyssey from Islam back to Judaism.
A Jewish woman and her children were rescued by a Yad L'Achim team from an Arab village near Ramallah last Thursday.
A Purim miracle. That's how a Yad L'Achim rescue team described last week's dramatic evacuation of S., a Jewish woman, and her three children from a hostile Arab village near Beit Lechem.
A moving drama came full circle in Yad L'Achim's head offices recently, after a woman learned that she could reverse the terrible mistakes of her youth and rejoin the Jewish people.
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.
In recent weeks, Yad L'Achim's offices received six wedding invitations from women rescued by the organization from Arab villages. These women, from Haifa in the north to Ashdod in the south, are marrying and setting up blessed Jewish homes.
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.
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.
"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.
Complaints have been streaming into Yad L'Achim's emergency hotline of minority bus drivers taking advantage of their position to lure Jewish girls.
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.
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