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        2/8/2013, Shevat 28, 5773

      Anti-Missionary Campaign Due to Start on IDF Radio


      Rabbi Shmuel Lifschitz, one of the leaders of the Yad L'achim anti-missionary organization, said, Friday, that a public-awareness campaign against missionaries is about to start on Israel Defense Forces Radio, following a recent Supreme Court decision determining wording that was acceptable to the station. Two years ago, the station rejected wording that said, "Neshama [play on words between a term of endearment and the Hebrew word for soul -ed.], don't let them trick your soul." The wording approved by Supreme Court President Asher Grunis is, "If they try to get you to change your religion by granting you a bonus, it's a criminal violation. For details, contact Yad L'achim."

      Rabbi Lifschitz said the bonuses include free concerts and that there are hundreds of missionaries in Israel who try to disuade youth from Judaism while telling them they can retain it. He noted that missionaries recently set up a large missionary center at the Kanut Junction, southeast of Tel Aviv, near the city of Gedera, and said anti-missionary laws are full of holes.