Coming Full Circe: From Muslim Education to Jewish Education

December 14, 2016

The sons of D., a Jewish woman married to an Arab, received a Muslim upbringing and education. Several months ago, D. contacted Yad L’Achim’s counter-assimilation department and, in a voice shaking with emotion, told of the difficulties she experienced. She bemoaned her children’s future, being raised against her will in a Muslim educational system, and pleaded for help.

Yad L’Achim assigned the case to one of its senior social workers who was in touch with D. at all hours of the day and night, offering encouragement and assuring her that a rescue would be successfully executed.
Recently, at the height of the holiday season, the Jewish mother and her children were rescued from an Arab village and taken directly to a secret safe house that Yad L’Achim had prepared for them.

In a picture taken this week, we see D.’s children learning Judaism together with a Yad L’Achim mentor that was assigned to them. D. sent this picture to the social worker, with a note saying: “When I see my children learning Torah, I cry from joy. I feel like their story has come full circle.”