This will be a very hard nut to crack, the caller to Yad L'Achim's hotline conceded. She was desperately seeking help for a young woman who had become entrenched in "Messianic Jews," even becoming one of the cult's most active members.
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.
Many hundreds of three-year-old boys were at Meron on Sunday to get their chalakah, or first haircut. But none was as extraordinary as that of David, whose locks were shorn with his sobbing mother standing nearby.
The expulsion of a religious cadet from officer training due to his refusal to participate in a lecture by a fellow cadet who belongs to the Messianic Jews cult continues to stir outrage. The soldier's Rav, Rabbi Nesanel Elyashiv, said this week that the army's move was in effect "shooting its religious soldiers in the back."
A team of some 50 missionaries from around the world arrived in Israel at the weekend to bolster local cults and help them take advantage of the large Independence Day crowds to reach unsuspecting Jews with their missionary material and message. Yad L'Achim had received early warning and was out in force to foil them.
The missionaries continue with their deceitful ruses, only to be foiled by Yad L'Achim. On Sunday of chol hamo'ed Pesach, a cult in Jaffa held a "Pesach event" that claimed to resemble a seder. In advertising the event, it promised to serve only kosher food and gave no hint as to its missionary nature.
With the approach of Pesach, the holiday of our freedom, Yad L'Achim is holding a sefer Torah raffle whose proceeds will go to its life-saving efforts in rescuing Jewish women and children from Arab villages. This extraordinary sefer Torah, written especially for Yad L'Achim by a yarei Shamayim sofer, stands out in its beauty and hiddurim
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.
The Bar Mitzvah boy who stepped up to the Torah at the Kosel last week in a moving ceremony was living as a Muslim until just a few months ago.
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
A Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court has rejected a petition by missionaries asking that a school in Netanya be forced to honor a rental agreement with them and to pay them NIS 108,000 in damages and aggravation for breaking the agreement
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
Yisrael Ben Lulu, a chareidi businessman, turned to Yad L'Achim recently with a strange request. Ben Lulu, who runs workshops for chareidim on how to succeed in business, suspected that two lecturers he'd booked for an upcoming seminar had a missionary agenda
They arrived at Yad Binyamin from all across Israel. Dozens of women and more than 100 children rescued from Arab villages over the past year had been picked up by Yad L'Achim's chartered buses and delivered to the spacious campus of the Tzvia girls' school for an unforgettable Shabbos experience
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