Harav Sholom Dov Ber Lipshitz, ...
Harav Sholom Dov Ber Lipshitz, zt"l, was niftar early Friday morning, Erev Shabbos Parashas Nitzavim-Vayeilech, after a difficult illness. He was 83
Moment of Decision For Two Jewish ...
The children's uncle issues a personal plea:
Two Jewish children, aged four and two, my sister's sons, are now in Hungary, caught up in a legal storm that will decide whether they are raised by their Jewish mother, and receive a Jewish education, ...
Yad L'Achim Counters Missionary ...
That missionaries have no limits to how low they'll stoop is nothing new to Yad L'Achim, which has been battling them for decades. But their latest, despicable ploy is stunning in its audacity, deceit and sacrilege
Dramatic Rescue Nearly Nixed by ...
A Purim miracle. That's how a Yad L'Achim rescue team described last week's dramatic evacuation of S., a Jewish woman, and her three children from a hostile Arab village near Beit Lechem.
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The call came to Yad L'Achim last year concerning a Jewish woman in her 70s who had begun to believe in "that man," ym"sh.
The caller delivers a regular Torah class in Dimona and was told by one of the participants about a neighbor who had immigrated from Italy and was being visited by missionaries from the J's Witnesses cult. These missionaries were taking advantage of her difficulties acclimating to a new country to forge a close relationship.
The brazen missionary distribution of hundreds of thousands of DVDs in home mail boxes around the country continues, to the shock and outrage of wide segments of the public. Yad L'Achim reports that some areas are seeing a second wave of mass distributions.
Entire cities are being flooded with the discs of a well-known missionary from abroad that contain messages of idolatry and apostasy, Yad L'Achim warned this week. Hundreds of thousands more discs are being prepared for distribution, the counter-missionary organization learned.
Some 70 women rescued by Yad L'Achim from Arab villages, and their children, were treated to an extraordinary Shabbaton this week to help them form close bonds with one another and prepare them for the holidays of Tishrei.
An investigative report in the most recent issue of Yad L'Achim's Searching magazine reveals that a "Rabbi" from Hungary whom the missionaries claimed converted to Christianity has been tried in the United States for impersonating a Rabbi. The report brings authentic documents proving that the "Rabbi" is actually a farmer accused of theft who ran away from Hungary.
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Rabbinical Court rejected a request by a missionary couple to marry as Jews.
The Rabbinical Court, headed by Hagaon Harav Cohen, Hagaon Harav Amrani and Hagaon Harav Ben Yaakov, invited a Yad L'Achim expert on cults to cross-examine the couple as to their beliefs. The two stated clearly that they believe in "that man" as the messiah and in the cult's avoda zara.
Twenty two Jews who were rescued recently from Christian missionaries participated last week in a special tour organized by Yad L'Achim.
Dozens of children who were rescued from Arab villages just completed summer camps run by Yad L'Achim, as part of its policy of keeping in touch with these children and their mothers even after they've been brought to safety in Israel.
Calls to Yad L'Achim's 24-hour hotline revealed a new flashpoint in the battle against missionaries. A missionary congregation in Ashdod, operating behind the innocent-sounding name "Beit Hillel," was distributing weekly food baskets to dozens of needy immigrant families, mostly from the Former Soviet Union, with the intention of befriending them and getting them to convert out of their religion, R'l.
Just recently, Yad L'Achim held a symbolic circumcision (hatafas dam bris) for a group of Jewish children who had been rescued from hostile Arab villages. This week, it held a similar ceremony for five additional children who were rescued with their mothers by Yad L'Achim.
A report by Channel 20 reveals a shocking exhibit that greets visitors at the Ilanot public elementary school in Herzliya. It includes arts and crafts projects by students that depict a doll of J. hanging from a cross, R'l, in addition to other Christian symbols. The exhibit was prepared by sixth graders as part of their history class.
Yad L'Achim has filed a police complaint against those engaged in the sale of missionary literature to children – in clear violation of the law banning efforts to convince minors to convert out of their religion.
The dramatic story of A. began two years with a phone call placed by a sympathetic policeman in northern Israel
The well-known Nigerian pastor and televangelist T. B. Joshua visited Israel last month intending to move his world center in Nigeria to the shores of the Kinneret.
Yad L'Achim has been inundated with furious reactions from a public that is outraged at the news that Jewish children were taken on a school outing to a church to "prepare" them for Shavuos, the holiday of the giving of the Torah.
M., the Bar Mitzvah boy who stood at the Kosel last Thursday wrapped in tallis and tefillin, spent 12 of his 13 years in an Arab village. In fact, until a year ago, he had no idea he was Jewish. Neither did his brother, two years his junior.
No one is ever really lost to Judaism. That's the message of an astonishing Pesach seder that was held this year in the heart of an Arab village whose "planning" began 17 years ago.
"It was 17 years ago that two Jewish women discovered they had been given up for adoption as babies, and that their real mother was married to an Arab and living in a village in the south of the country," an official at Yad L'Achim related.
A week before Pesach, Yad L'Achim warned that Israel was on the brink of a major missionary campaign run by J's Witnesses, which had recruited Christian groups from around the world to provide additional manpower. The warning was based on sources from within cults.
Yad L'Achim turned to Education Minister Naftali Bennet earlier this week demanding that he put an immediate halt to all contacts between his ministry and "A New Way," the NGO that brought Jewish children from Caesarea to a mosque to bow down and pray in keeping with Islamic custom.
Some 70 women and children rescued by Yad L'Achim from Arab villages in daring operations participated last week in a Shabbaton whose theme was "the goal is within reach."
A survey commissioned by Yad L'Achim reveals that 93 percent of the Jewish public in Israel opposes their children marrying Muslim Arabs.