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Daughters of Jewish mother and Arab father return to Judaism

Years have passed since the three were rescued from an Arab village in a special Yad L'achim operation.

Daughters of Jewish mother and Arab father return to Judaism

The lenient opinion on Conversion

In our generation, the fear of assimilation has become an important consideration in accepting converts.

The lenient opinion on Conversion

Mazal Tov! Ahmad ben Sarah gets married

Jewish son of Arab father was almost lost to the Jewish People until Lehava stepped in.

Mazal Tov! Ahmad ben Sarah gets married

Shmini: Are we what we eat?

In the parasha, the Torah is telling us that the physical foods we consume somehow affect our inner souls, psyches and patterns of behavior.

Shmini: Are we what we eat?

"The Tinder Swindler" and the Off The Derech (OTD) tragedy

It happens among those successful and thriving religious communities who seemingly have already overcome the lures of assimilation. Why?

"The Tinder Swindler" and the Off The Derech (OTD) tragedy

Will you be part of the Jewish future?

When the Temple is rebuilt, will our stone be there or, Heaven forbid, will it “be erased from among them” – as Jacob told Joseph? Opinion.

Will you be part of the Jewish future?

Anti-assimilation group updates top haredi rabbis on scope of intermarriage

Anti-assimilation activists meet with Eidah Haredit rabbis, updating them on scope of intermarriage and missionary activity in Israel.

Yad L'Achim updates top haredi rabbis on scope of intermarriage

Integration without assimilation

He is probably the most outstanding Biblical role model for our times.

Integration without assimilation

Yad L’Achim celebrates marriages of two apostates it helped return to Judaism

Two Jewish men who converted to Christianity return to Judaism, establish families with the help of Yad L'Achim.

Yad L’Achim celebrates weddings of ex-apostates

Why are some secular Israelis starting to celebrate Christmas?

Growing number of secular Israeli Jews are celebrating non-Jewish holidays like Halloween and Christmas, with tech sector fueling the trend.

Why are some secular Israelis starting to celebrate Christmas?

Combating assimilation

You can’t cure illness with what spurred the disease, but that's what the anti-assimilation caucus is planning. There is a better way.Op-ed.

Combating assimilation

Despite assimilation, Kosher food is on the rise

Founder of KosherFest Menachem Lubinsky says why this year's event is special and explains the growing popularity of Kosher food.

Despite assimilation, Kosher food is on the riseplayer

Assimilation: Nearly 90,000 intermarried couples registered in Israel

'Assimilation isn't just a problem in the Diaspora.' Government releases data on number of intermarried couples in Israel.

Report reveals extent of intermarriage in Israel

Member of Arab clan in Lod celebrates his Bar Mitzvah

"My ex-husband repeatedly tried to tear him from my hands with threats and lawsuits, but I didn’t give in. I knew that Yair was my future."

Member of Arab clan in Lod celebrates his Bar Mitzvah

Dozens of rabbis sign letter of support for Lehava

Rabbis protest intention of Internal Security Minister to ban Lehava as a "terrorist organization."

Dozens of rabbis sign letter of support for Lehava

How an 8-year-old Jewish girl triumphed over her Arab father

Jewish children look to maintain their traditions even after court orders regular visits to their anti-Semitic Arab father.

How an 8-year-old Jewish girl triumphed over her Arab father

Agudath Israel responds to 'deeply troubling' Pew report on US Jews

Survey reveals that 25% of US Jews feel no connection to Judaism as a religion.

Agudath Israel responds to 'deeply troubling' Pew report

Where did all those Jewish Democrats come from?

The bulk of American Jewry voted for the left and against Israel. Who are they? Op-ed.

Where did all those Jewish Democrats come from?

Cars vandalized, anti-intermarriage slogan scrawled in Arab town

'Enough assimilation!' Bedouin town in northern Israel targeted by vandals who punctured tires on dozens of cars, scrawled graffiti.

Cars vandalized, anti-intermarriage slogan scrawled in Arab town

The threats American Jewry refuses to face

Given the data, it makes sense that 65-75% of US Jews remain in a political home that is hostile to Jews. It’s a matter of priorities.Op-ed.

The threats American Jewry refuses to face

Keeping kosher

Being a Jew relates also to the body and internal organs of a person, and not only the cerebral notion of religion that many people have.

Keeping kosher

The tragedy of the assimilated American Jew with nowhere to go

Wise Jews understand that we cannot blindly trust the right or left, Christians or Muslims or Jews in positions of secular prominence. Op-ed

The tragedy of the assimilated American Jew with nowhere to go

Caucasian Jews in danger of assimilation to radial Islam

A Jewish businessman accuses Israel of 'forgetting' the Jews of the Caucasus region.

Buisnessman calls for outreach to Caucasian Jewry

'Pay attention to assimilation in Israel, as well'

Yad L'Achim tells Knesset committee that assimilation is no less a problem in Israel than it is in Europe.

'Pay attention to assimilation in Israel, as well'

Yad L'Achim secretly distributes holiday packages to Jewish women in Arab villages

Anti-assimilation group secretly distributed packages for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot to Jewish women living in Arab villages.

Holiday packages distributed to Jewish women in Arab villages

Britain’s Liberal rabbis allow interfaith couples to get married under a chuppah

UK's 'Liberal Judaism' movement decides to recognize marriages between Jews and non-Jews, allowing rabbis to officiate at the weddings.

Britain’s Liberal rabbis to officiate at interfaith weddings

Moussa and Chanin make it to the Chuppa

Born to Jewish mothers and Arab fathers, Moshe and Chana were raised as Muslims, but got married as Jews.

Moussa and Chanin make it to the Chuppa

Circumcision performed for son of woman saved by Yad L'Achim

Anti-assimilation activist group performs circumcision ceremony for young woman saved from Arab boyfriend.

Circumcision performed for son of woman saved by Yad L'Achim

A chance for [Benny] Gantz

What does Blue and White stand for now that its ministers serve under the man whose ouster was their only policy? How about this idea? Op-ed

A chance for [Benny] Gantz

What Jews can learn from black America

Jewish history compared with Black history proves that psychological pain can be ultimately more destructive than physical pain.Opinion.

What Jews can learn from black America

Zemmour, the French Jew multiculturalists love to hate

Zemmour, the French Jew multiculturalists love to hate

'Shabbat of Return' for women, kids rescued from Arab villages

Jewish women and children rescued from Arab villages by Yad L'Achim mark their return to the Jewish people with special weekend event.

'Shabbat of Return' for women, kids rescued from Arab villages

Jewish woman with an Arab father demands to serve in the IDF

Despite having a Jewish mother, A. is registered in Israel as an Arab Muslim. Now she's pushing the IDF to draft her.

Jewish woman with an Arab father demands to serve in the IDF

How do you make Israel and Torah relevant to US Jewish kids?

From kosher food to synagogue security to summer programs in Israel - inside OU's efforts to strengthen Jewish identity & fight assimilation

How do you make Israel and Torah relevant to US Jewish kids?player

Rabbis defend Peretz over 'second Holocaust' remarks

CJV: Education minister expressed real concern without trivializing Nazi horrors when he said assimilation in US 'like a second Holocaust.'

Rabbis defend Peretz over 'second Holocaust' remarks

Media assault on Rabbi Peretz

Reform, Conservative senior Leftists furious at Education Minister who said assimilation among world Jewry is 'second Holocaust'.

Media assault on Rabbi Peretz

Jewish baby, born in Israel in secret, circumcised at Kotel

'If you circumcise the baby, I'll kill you!' After Jewish woman from France escapes abusive Muslim partner, she has bris for newborn son.

Jewish baby, born in Israel in secret, circumcised at Kotel

Lapid rips 'abominable' criticism of journalist's mixed marriage

Yesh Atid chief says he opposes assimilation, but blasts critics of Israeli Arab journalist's marriage to Jewish actor.

Lapid rips 'abominable' criticism of journalist's mixed marriage

Sharia court in Israel places Jewish girl in Arab custody

Anti-assimilation group challenges decision to grant full custody of Israeli Jewish girl to her Arab grandmother, despite mother's protests.

Sharia court in Israel places Jewish girl in Arab custody

Judaism: Does it matter who you marry, or how you feel?

The fall of a top sociologist could change the field of counting Jews.

Judaism: Does it matter who you marry, or how you feel?