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
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
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
Yad L'Achim to Education Ministry: Allow our lecturers in schools to present facts on mixed marriages with Arabs
MKs stunned at figures presented by Yad L'Achim leaders
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
At a cost of more than $50 million, Israel's Absorption Ministry launched a controversial campaign aimed at convincing expatriates to return home
In a revealing interview, the deputy mayor of Afula, a major city in Israel's north, admits that his hands are tied when it comes to dealing with the growing problem of young Jewish girls moving to Arab villages
On the eve of Shavuos, Yad L'Achim chairman Harav Shalom Dov Lifschitz has called on the Education Ministry to reverse the slide in Jewish education in state-secular schools and to address the problem of intermarriage, which is being fostered by the growing numbers of non-Jewish students attending these schools.
For T., a Jewish woman who was rescued by Yad L'Achim from the crime-ridden Arab neighborhood of Juarish, in Ramle, this Pesach was a celebration of her exodus from spiritual slavery
The request that arrived at Yad L'Achim's hotline was as moving as it was unconventional: "I live in an Arab village near Be'er Sheva," the Jewish woman on the other end of the line beg
More than a hundred Jewish women and children who were rescued from Arab villages participated in an uplifting Shabbos organized by Yad L'Achim at Moshav Tsafria.
"I was simply astonished by the scope of the rescue work you do," Nachum Itzkovitch, director general of Israel's Welfare Ministry, told Yad L'Achim officials last week during a visit to the organization's Bnei Brak headquarters
Kul al-Arab, Israel's most influential and widely read Arabic-language newspaper, is continuing its campaign against Yad L'Achim, charging that the organization rescues Jewish women from Arab villages.
Some 100 women rescued from Arab villages were saluted at a banquet hosted by Yad L'Achim