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  5/22/2013, Sivan 13, 5773

Anti-Missionary Conference in Haifa


A conference was held on Monday in Haifa on the issue of missionaries. Residents are complaining that missionaries are convincing Jewish residents to leave their faith and join outside religions. Rabbi Shmuel Sasson said that Jewish Israelis should be proud of their heritage and is working to educate people in the area. He told Arutz Sheva news that missionaries are particularly active in the Hadar neighborhood and complained that they specifically target immigrant Israelis who did not have a formal Jewish education in their countries of birth.