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After Decades as a Muslim, R. Discovers that She's Jewish

After Decades as a Muslim, R. Discovers that She's Jewish

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.
05/28/14
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A Grandfather's Love Brings a Young Woman Back to Judaism

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.
05/22/14
Who is the person that rescued 1,373 children from Arab villages last year?

Who is the person that rescued 1,373 children from Arab villages last year?

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.

04/9/14
Yad L'Achim Steps Up Counter-Assimilation Efforts

Yad L'Achim Steps Up Counter-Assimilation Efforts

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
03/25/14

Sephardic Chief Rabbi to Yad L'Achim: Shocking to See That Thousands of Jewish Girls Have Gotten Involved with Non-Jews

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.
02/18/14

Yad L'Achim Urges Knesset to Reject Scandalous Law that Would Let Non-Jews Adopt Jewish Children

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
02/17/14
Yad L'Achim Welcomes Gov't Decision to Cancel Jewish-Arab School Gatherings

Yad L'Achim Welcomes Gov't Decision to Cancel Jewish-Arab School Gatherings

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.
01/29/14
THE INTERVIEW WITH ELINOOR, A WOMAN RESCUED FROM AN ARAB VILLAGE

THE INTERVIEW WITH ELINOOR, A WOMAN RESCUED FROM AN ARAB VILLAGE

01/26/14
A Most Emotional Wedding

A Most Emotional Wedding

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
01/22/14
Steimatzky Employee Donates Koran to Yad L'Achim

Steimatzky Employee Donates Koran to Yad L'Achim

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
01/15/14
'Yossi Mizrachi Is Not Who You Think He Is!'

'Yossi Mizrachi Is Not Who You Think He Is!'

"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.
11/7/13
Dramatic Video: Emotional meeting of a rescued woman with her mother after 25 years of painful separation

Dramatic Video: Emotional meeting of a rescued woman with her mother after 25 years of painful separation

01/1/13
Jewish Baby Rescued from Under Arab Father's Nose

Jewish Baby Rescued from Under Arab Father's Nose

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.
10/23/12
After 25 Years in Tulkarm, Dina Is Rescued With Her Children

After 25 Years in Tulkarm, Dina Is Rescued With Her Children

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
07/12/12
Final Verdict Due on Jewish Children Nabbed in Hungary

Final Verdict Due on Jewish Children Nabbed in Hungary

More than half a year ago, in a case that made international headlines, a Jewish woman in Israel was ordered to return to Hungary with her two children so that her non-Jewish ex-husband could have visiting rights
06/25/12
'This Baby Is Jewish. I Don't Want Him'

'This Baby Is Jewish. I Don't Want Him'

The dramatic story begins with an anonymous email that arrived eight months ago at the headquarters of Yad L'Achim in Bnei Brak. The writer, identifying herself only as a nurse at a well-known hospital in the center of Israel, wanted to share information about a Jewish woman who had just given birth to a son
06/6/12
Survey: 81 Percent of Israel's Youth Oppose Intermarriage

Survey: 81 Percent of Israel's Youth Oppose Intermarriage

Yad L'Achim to Education Ministry: Allow our lecturers in schools to present facts on mixed marriages with Arabs
03/5/12
Knesset Panel Holds Special Session on Assimilation

Knesset Panel Holds Special Session on Assimilation

MKs stunned at figures presented by Yad L'Achim leaders
01/3/12
Yad L'Achim Beefs Up Lecture Bureau to Warn of Dangers of Assimilation

Yad L'Achim Beefs Up Lecture Bureau to Warn of Dangers of Assimilation

In response to the alarming rise in assimilation in Israel, Yad L'Achim is training women on its staff and those it rescued from Arab villages to speak to young people and alert them to the dangers
12/12/11
Yad L'Achim Calls for Anti-Assimilation Campaign in Israel

Yad L'Achim Calls for Anti-Assimilation Campaign in Israel

At a cost of more than $50 million, Israel's Absorption Ministry launched a controversial campaign aimed at convincing expatriates to return home
12/7/11
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