"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
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.
Find out who the person is that rescued 1,373 children from Arab villages last year as well as facilitated daring rescues from Arab villages.
Throughout the year, Yad L'Achim arranges lectures that raise awareness among Jewish girls as to the effects of intermarriage with Arabs, in a bid to nip the painful problem at the bud
Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi, Hagaon Harav Yitzchak Yosef, met last week with the leaders of Yad L'Achim to discuss the burning issues of the day facing the Jewish people.
The Knesset Law Committee recently held a meeting to discuss a scandalous amendment to the adoption bill. The amendment, initiated by a group of MKs headed by MK Kol of Yesh Atid, states that a Jewish child can be given over for adoption to a non-Jewish family
The Education Ministry has decided to postpone a program aimed at bringing together Jewish and Arab youths. The program, which enjoyed the full backing of the education minister and was allocated generous funding, required every Jewish student to participate in at least two meetings with Arab students during his 12 years in school.
Tears flowed freely as a young woman who was on the verge of converting to Islam and marrying an Arab stepped under the chuppah with a Jewish man from an outstanding family
As part of her preparations for a meeting with a young woman who was about to convert to Islam, a Yad L'Achim activist sought to purchase a Koran translated into Hebrew. She wanted to show the young woman - who was just days away from appearing in the Sharia Court to convert - how the Koran relates to women and the contradictions in its teachings
"Do you have a friend by the name of Yossi Mizrachi?"
That's how the conversation began between a Yad L'Achim social worker and R., a 21-year-old woman from a traditional Jewish home who works at a gas station in the Sharon region.
It was a race against the clock. At stake was the fate of a Jewish mother, her baby son, born on Simchas Torah, and her one-year-old toddler.
She was born 48 years ago to a traditional Jewish family in Lod, a poor city near Tel Aviv where Jews and Arabs mix easily. Severe emotional distress led her to sever ties with her family and, at the age of 20, to make a hasty decision that condemned her to a life of severe abuse and unbearable suffering