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 ...
On the yahrtzeit of the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli youths - Gilad Sha'er, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, Hy"d - dozens of students of Makor Chaim, the yeshivah where two of the boys learned, paid a visit to the headquarters of Yad L'Achim in Bnei Brak last week to learn up close of the organization's Pidyon Shvuyim (redemption of captives) operations
Religiously observant mailmen in Ashkelon are pleading with Yad L'Achim to intercede on their behalf so that they don't have to deliver missionary material to tens of thousands of homes. The mailmen had asked their employer, Israel Post, to be excused from the task – on the grounds that it offends their religious sensibilities – but their request fell on deaf ears.
In the wake of their successful mass baptism in the city of Ra'anana, the missionaries have set their sights on a bigger catch: a four-day event to be held in Jerusalem over the upcoming Shavuos holiday.
An unprecedented crowd that police estimate at 5,000 people participated in a tefillah rally in Raanana this past Shabbos to express united opposition to a mass missionary event being held in the city's sports center.
Intensive efforts by Yad L'Achim, working in conjunction with Ra'anana's chief rabbi, the city council's United Religious List, and hundreds of local residents, led to the last-minute cancellation of a mass baptism that was scheduled for this past Shabbos.
In light of the dramatic election results in Israel, which have given the religious parties renewed clout, Yad L'Achim this week called on these parties to do everything possible to get a law passed banning missionary activity in Israel.
Just three weeks after Yad L'Achim invited potential immigrants from France to contact it for assistance in making a successful Aliyah to Israel, the organization's French department has been inundated with calls.
Yad L'Achim's department of spiritual absorption is gearing up to provide assistance to the wave of French immigrants that is expected to reach Israel in light of the surge of anti-Semitic violence in France. As part of this effort, ads in Hebrew and French have been placed in newspapers and on billboards in France and in communities in Israel with large French populations.
It's already becoming routine in the Israel Defense Forces. Missionaries sent by evangelical churches in the United States are given free rein over IDF bases, openly preaching Christianity and seeking to convert Jews out of their religion.
A moving ceremony was celebrated recently at Yad L'Achim: The bris milah of a baby born to a young woman rescued by the organization from an Arab village. Making the ceremony even more poignant is that it succeeded in reuniting the woman and her parents for the first time since she left home to marry an Arab.
In recent weeks, Yad L'Achim's offices received six wedding invitations from women rescued by the organization from Arab villages. These women, from Haifa in the north to Ashdod in the south, are marrying and setting up blessed Jewish homes.
Over the past year, cracks have been appearing among the rank and file of Israel's "Messianic Jews" cult. The disarray began when Yad L'Achim came out with a glossy magazine called Searching, which addresses Jews who've been exposed to the cult's message.
Everything was planned down to the last detail. The rescue was scheduled and every member of the Yad L'Achim team knew his role. R. had prepared a mental list of what she would take with her and when she would pack so that her Arab husband wouldn't become suspicious. The emotions were riding high.
Bnei Brak Mayor Rabbi Chanoch Zeibert led a top-level delegation of city officials on a tour of Yad L'Achim's headquarters. The delegation, which included city treasurer Rabbi Aharon Adler, city council member Rabbi Shlomo Kostlitz and Rabbi Yosef Gerelitz, the mayor's special assistant, was welcomed by Yad L'Achim chairman Rabbi Yisrael Lifschitz and Rabbi Shmuel Lifschitz, one of the organization's leaders.
Members of the "Messianic Jews" cult were dealt a double blow recently when they manned the busy Tel Aviv intersection of Derech Menachem Begin and Sderot Kaplan, on the approach to the Azrielei Center, and distributed poisonous missionary material.