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Shortly before the wedding, Rabbinical court rules the groom's conversion was void

The difficult case shows that the Supreme Court ruling on Conservative and Reform conversions hurts all Israelis, including religious Jews.

Shortly before the wedding: Groom's conversion ruled void

Hundreds of survivors of cults, Arab villages receive home visits and mishloach manos

Hundreds of Jews rescued from Arab villages and cults throughout Israel receive special Purim visit and mishloach manot.

Survivors of Arab villages, cults get home visits, Purim gifts

After escaping by the skin of her teeth, mother brings son to brit milah

She left home to her partner’s parting words: “When you get back I’ll beat you till you drop.” But there was no turning back.

After escaping at last minute, mother brings son to brit milahplayer

'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

Anti-assimilation group helps Jews in Kurdistan, Russia, France and Iraq light Chanukah candles and reconnect with their Jewish roots.

'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

Yad L'Achim TV broadcast leads to huge wave of calls for help

"We're already working on new cases in wake of broadcast, to bring women & children their own Hanukkah miracle."

Yad L'Achim TV broadcast leads to huge wave of calls for help

Missionaries in Israel selling fake mezuzahs

"Messianic Jews" in Israel selling empty mezuzot cases bearing Christian symbols to Russian-speaking Jews.

Missionaries in Israel selling fake mezuzahs

From future as priest in France to bar mitzvah in Israel

"Finally, I feel that I am part of the Jewish people."

From future as priest in France to bar mitzvah in Israel

Knesset cmte unanimously votes to deny missionaries tax benefits

Knesset Finance Committee votes unanimously to deny tax exemptions to missionary groups operating in Israel.

Knesset cmte unanimously votes to deny missionaries tax benefits

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

From a monastery in Sicily to a yeshiva in Jerusalem

The story one man's spiritual journey from Judaism to Christianity - and back.

From a monastery in Sicily to a yeshiva in Jerusalem

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

Husband's arrest enables Jewish woman rescued by Yad L'Achim to leave safe house

The team got to Yasmin within 50 minutes and spirited her off to a secret safe house in the south of the country.

Husband's arrest lets rescued Jewish woman leave safe house

Israeli court hands Messianic congregation legal victory

Court orders anti-missionary activists to stay 100 meters away from Messianic congregation in Ashdod.

Israeli court hands Messianic congregation legal victory

Christian TV channel broadcast in Israel suspended

Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council says GodTV's Israeli channel aims to convert Jews to Christianity must be removed pending appeal.

Christian TV channel broadcast in Israel suspendedplayer

Bus driver fired for preaching Christianity to passengers

Driver on route in central Israel fired after trying to persuade passengers to convert to Christianity.

Bus driver fired for preaching Christianity to passengers

Chinese cult looking to gain foothold in haredi sector?

Anti-missionary group warns that Chinese cult which has spread to Israel may be trying to gain a foothold in the haredi community.

Chinese cult looking to gain foothold in haredi sector?

Missionary activity under cover of coronavirus

Calls flood Yad L'Achim's hotline over missionaries out every night stuffing mailboxes with material aimed at getting Jews to convert.

Missionary activity under cover of coronavirus

Synagogues closed, church open

Yad L'Achim activists say missionary church continues operating in Ashdod: 'If synagogues are prohibited, no reason to allow church service'

Synagogues closed, church open

Yad L'Achim brings Passover to Jews lost in the Arab world

Jews from across the Arabic-speaking world receive Haggadah in Arabic - and even matzah.

First-ever Arabic Passover Haggadah

Ex-missionary who returned to Judaism now helps cult victims

Man who spent years identifying as Christian now helps other Jews who have fallen into cults, as he had, to understand their mistakes.

Ex-missionary who returned to Judaism now helps cult victims

Lighting a Menorah in an enemy state

Soldier serving in the army of a country hostile to Israel maintains Jewish traditions in secret - at great personal risk.

Lighting a Menorah in an enemy state

30 years later: Israeli mother reunited with long-lost son trapped in Gaza

Born to an Israeli mother and Arab father, Muhammad grew up in Gaza. At age 30, he did the impossible. This is his story.

Mother reunites with long-lost son who was trapped in Gaza

Jewish school in central Israel holds Christmas celebration

Parents protest after Herzliya teacher holds Christmas celebration with students.

Jewish school in central Israel holds Christmas celebration

Parent's love prevents Jewish girl from converting to Islam

Nothing about this passenger was routine. Her journey began 2 years ago in supermarket she worked at, near her home in hareidi neighborhood.

Parent's love prevents Jewish girl from converting to Islam

'It wasn't just my life, the lives of my children were at stake'

Back home in Israel, she’s terrified to divulge the hell she endured, but safe in NY, Tamar tells all.

'It wasn't just my life, the lives of my children were at stake'

Missionaries target children in Ashdod

Ignoring law, three missionaries try to lure children into accepting booklets on Christianity.

Missionaries target children in Ashdod

Yad L'Achim sues Facebook over missionary targeting of minors

Missionary watchdog group takes social media giant Facebook to court in class-action lawsuit over ads by missionaries targeting children.

Yad L'Achim sues Facebook over missionary targeting of minors

Yad L'Achim stunning victory as missionary center turned to shul

Let there be light. The new shul, where shemad activities were once carried out.

Yad L'Achim stunning victory as missionary center turned to shul

Free Kvittel for Ribnitzer Rebbe's Yahrtzeit through Yad L'Achim

Yad L'Achim has arranged to be able to submit names for tefillah to be delivered to the rebbe's kever today, his Yahrtzeit.

Free Kvittel for Ribnitzer Rebbe's Yahrtzeit through Yad L'Achim

Trying to keep Yom Kippur - in the middle of an Arab village

Yom Kippur Monologue: After being rescued from an Arab village by Yad L'Achim, Jewish woman recalls struggle to observe Yom Kippur in secret

Trying to keep Yom Kippur - in the middle of an Arab village

'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

Jewish activists to counter missionaries in Uman

Anti-assimilation group to fly in activists to counter missionary work by 'Messianic Jews' in Uman during Rosh Hashannah holiday.

Jewish activists to counter missionaries in Uman player

Hundreds attend 'call to action' against missionary activity

Some 350 haredi yeshiva students from the south of the country participate in "call to action" conference organized by Yad L'Achim.

Hundreds attend 'call to action' against missionary activity

Jewish boy at Yad L'Achim camp forced to return to Arab village

Anti-assimilation group holds camp for some 80 children of Jewish mothers and Arab fathers, including one camper still in father's custody.

Jewish boy at Yad L'Achim camp forced to return to Arab village

Dr. David Lieberman successful dating advice

Watch Dr. David Lieberman: 'My top suggestions for successful dating' in honor of Tu B'Av Together.

Dr. David Lieberman successful dating advice

Mass baptism of Jews in the Galilee prevented at the last minute

15 students from Tel Aviv yeshiva manage to reach Jews before they board convoy to Kinneret. Baptism ceremony canceled.

Mass baptism of Jews in the Galilee prevented at the last minute

Warning: Free tour of holy sites - a dangerous missionary ruse

Alert civilian notices suspicious ad for free tours, Yad L'Achim confirms: Tour includes chuch, sermons urging conversion.

Warning: Free tour of holy sites - a dangerous missionary ruse

Missionaries in Ashdod caught handing out gifts to children

Watchdog group warns that missionary movement posing as Jewish 'Beit Hillel' congregation trying to lure children in Ashdod with gifts.

Missionaries in Ashdod caught handing out gifts to children