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Ukrainian Jews rebuild community in Kiryat Yam with help from Yad L’Achim

In northern Israel, Ukrainian refugees settle and rebuild, with the help of Chabad and Yad L'Achim.

Ukrainian Jews rebuild community in Kiryat Yam

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

In wake of film, Jews in Arab countries ask Yad L’Achim for tefillin

Yad L'Achim outreach films warmly received by Jews living in enemy states. 'Please produce more such films.'

Jews in Arab countries ask Yad L’Achim for tefillin

Senior Israeli missionary returns to Judaism after nine years

After working for nine years to proselytize Jews to Christianity, Israeli man leaves missionary group.

Senior Israeli missionary returns to Judaism after nine years

'I married an Arab - then lived in fear'

Following disappearance of Israeli woman involved with Arab TikTok star, another woman speaks out on her own story of fear and abuse.

'I married an Arab - then lived in fear'

Anti-assimilation group absorbs 720 Ukrainian Jewish refugees

With the help of Satmar Hasidim in the US, Yad L'Achim helps hundreds of Ukrainian Jews who fled Russian invasion be absorbed in Israel.

Anti-assimilation group absorbs 720 Ukrainian Jewish refugees

Tel Aviv terror attack prompts woman to break up with Arab boyfriend

“I felt that God was giving me a sign as to what could happen to me.”

Terror attack prompts woman to break up with Arab boyfriend

Missionary efforts targeting Jewish refugees in Moldova foiled

Anti-assimilation group claims it foiled attempts by Christian missionaries to proselytize Ukrainian Jewish refugees at Moldovan border.

Missionary efforts targeting Jewish refugees in Moldova foiled

Grandson of sheikh: 'Rabbi Kanievsky's blessing spurs me to be a better Jew'

Grandson of sheikh, who received blessing from Rabbi Kanievsky, learns tractate in his memory.

'Rabbi Kanievsky's blessing spurs me to be a better Jew'

Yad L'Achim reaches out to Arabic-speaking Jews ahead of Purim

Anti-assimilation group releases video aimed at Arabic-speaking Jews, teaching them about Purim festival.

'Every year we discover hundreds more Jews in Arab countries'

Report: Missionaries planning mass baptism of Jewish refugees

US-based missionary group planning mass baptism for Jews fleeing Ukraine to Israel.

Report: Missionaries planning mass baptism of Jewish refugees

IDF Chief of Staff to Yad L'Achim: Missionaries not allowed on army bases

'No place for cult activity attempting to stab the Jewish people in the back,' Yad L'achim says.

Missionaries not allowed on army bases

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

Jewish girl escapes violent Arab husband via hospital basement

Yad L'achim rescue Jewish girl beaten and bruised after being tricked into marrying an Arab man 20 years her senior.

Jewish girl escapes violent Arab husband via hospital basement

Former priest shares story of how he discovered and returned to his Jewish heritage

Former priest whose Jewish parents handed him as a baby to Christians during the Holocaust tells his story to Yad L’Achim activists.

The priest who discovered he's Jewish shares his life story

Yad L'achim: Missionaries taking aim at children through YouTube

Yad L'achim acts to block online missionary activity aimed at children during fifth wave of coronavirus pandemic.

Missionaries taking aim at children through YouTube

After escaping abusive Arab husbands, 4 women make it to the chuppah

Four women who managed to escape their abusive Arab husbands get remarried after reconnecting with their Jewish roots.

After escaping abusive Arab husbands, 4 women make it to the chuppah

Revealed: Jerusalem Foundation renting office to missionaries

Yad L'Achim: 'Jewish donors have no idea missionaries are operating out of property purchased with their donations.'

Revealed: Jerusalem Foundation renting office to missionaries

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

In stormy meeting, Knesset committee denies missionaries tax-exempt status

Haredi MKs push back against bid by Justice Ministry and Tax Authority to grant tax-exempt status to Christian missionary group.

Tax exemptions for missionaries in Israel?

How Hanukkah is celebrated secretly in Arab countries hostile to Israel

'A great miracle took place here.' How anti-assimilation activists are working to help Jews in Arab countries celebrate Hanukkah.

How Hanukkah is celebrated secretly in Arab countriesplayer

The secret Hanukkah menorah in a South African Muslim neighborhood

Ma'or, married to a Muslim man before fleeing to Israel with her children, recounts the moment she realized her place was not among Muslims.

A secret Hanukkah menorah in a South African Muslim neighborhoodplayer

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

Group calls for removal of Christian missionaries from IDF

Missionary watchdog group urges Benny Gantz to remove missionaries from IDF, stop drafting 'cult members'.

Group calls for removal of Christian missionaries from IDF

‘Rachel, pray for our children that they return home’

70 women rescued by Yad L’Achim from Arab villages visit Rachel's tomb in Beit Lechem.

‘Rachel, pray for our children that they return home’

What Rabbi Ovadia Yosef told Jewish woman rescued from Arab village

'Ruth merited to bring David and the mashiach because she withstood all her tribulations. Every time you face difficulities, remember Ruth.”

What Rabbi Ovadia told a Jewish woman rescued from Arab village

Dramatic rescue of Jewish woman from Muslim relationship

Yad L'Achim's Paris branch rescued Michelle, brought her to Israel, and started her on a new life, with their ongoing assistance.

Dramatic rescue of Jewish woman from Muslim relationship

'For the first time, we celebrated the holidays as Jews'

After years in Arab villages and raising their children as Muslims, dozens of Jewish women rescued over the past year celebrate the holidays

'For the first time, we celebrated the holidays as Jews'

The Jewish baby who grew up to become a priest - then returned to Judaism

Given away by his mother during the Holocaust, Yaakov was raised a Christian and became a high-ranking church official.

How a Polish priest discovered he's actually Jewish

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

Christian missionary center in Jerusalem targeting haredi youths closed

Anti-missionary group forces closure of large center in the capital which worked to proselytize among Orthodox Jewish youths.

Missionary center in Jerusalem targeting haredi youths closed

Top missionary forced out of southern Israel moves to small northern town

Australian missionary who was forced out of moshav in southern Israel has surfaced in the north, a missionary watchdog group says.

After being outed, top missionary resurfaces in northern Israel

Missionaries targeting Israeli kids during summer vacation

Internal email reveals Christian missionaries are ramping up efforts to target Israeli kids for conversion, with surge in internet activity.

Missionaries targeting Israeli kids during summer vacation

Two weeks after being rescued from Ramallah, boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah

More than 60 Jewish children who were rescued from Arab villages attended special camps run by Yad L'Achim this summer.

Boy rescued from Ramallah celebrates his Bar Mitzvah

New initiative to help Jews in Arab countries keep Shabbat

Anti-assimilation group Yad L'Achim reaches out to Jews in Arab countries, helping them keep the Sabbath.

New initiative to help Jews in Arab countries keep Shabbat

'Shabbat Driver' found to be missionary targeting haredi women

Driver who transports haredi women to the hospital on the Sabbath to give birth outed as a Christian missionary targeting religious Jews.

'Shabbat Driver' found to be missionary targeting haredi women

Yad L'Achim: Dramatic rise in women seeking rescue from Arab villages

In the wake of Arab riots in mixed cities, anti-assimilation group notes rise in calls from Jewish women living with Arab men.

'Dramatic rise' in women seeking rescue from Arab villages

MK Zandberg proposes banning Jewish outreach aimed at minors

MK Tamar Zandberg proposes bill banning Jewish outreach activities for children, compares outreach to Christian missionary activity.

Meretz MK proposes banning Jewish outreach aimed at minors

Jerusalem Christian missionary training center poses as yeshiva

'Synagogue' and study hall in Jerusalem found to be used as Christian missionary training centers by missionaries posing as Orthodox Jews.

Jerusalem synagogue revealed to be Christian missionary center

What anti-assimilation activists asked Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Senior haredi rabbi rules on clandestine rescue of Jewish woman from Hamas stronghold, and entering Christian monastery.

What anti-assimilation activists asked Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky