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, ...
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
Yad L'Achim released a film clip Thursday as part of its efforts to prevent assimilation in Israel. The film, distributed in the social media, opens with a shot of a Shabbos table, with a haunting Shalom Aleichem being sung in the background – in ...
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.
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.
A Jewish mother's battle to gain custody of her daughters is about to be decided in the courts.
The mother, C., aged 31, had a difficult upbringing. Her mother was handicapped and sent her away to boarding school at a young age. At 18, when C. wanted to return home, her mother got an injunction barring her from entering her house - for no apparent reason and without any early warning.
Disturbing calls began coming into Yad L'Achim's hotline, reporting that a store run by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority at the Stalactite Caves near Beit Shemesh was selling a missionary book written for children.
Some 70 Jewish women who were rescued from hostile villages by Yad L'Achim together with 120 of their children, celebrated Chanukah together this past weekend, in an especially joyous gathering organized by Yad L'Achim.
In recent days, Yad L'Achim's head office has been inundated with calls attesting to a devious missionary campaign being conducted in the heart of chareidi neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Beitar Ilit and Beit Shemesh.
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, which provides for the needs of hundreds of survivors of Arab villages and their children, has completed its preparations for the winter months. Hundreds of coupons for the purchase of warm clothes are being distributed this week to families, in addition to heaters and other aids.