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
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