Menu
FM Ashkenazi meets with Cypriot FM Nikos Christodoulides

FM Ashkenazi meets with Cypriot FM …

FM Ashkenazi: Israel and ...

MFA hosts virtual conference on digital diplomacy during the corona crisis

MFA hosts virtual conference on dig…

Some 150 participants wil...

PM Netanyahu chairs Corona Cabinet meeting

PM Netanyahu chairs Corona Cabinet …

The goal of the policy is...

Israel marks Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism

Israel marks Memorial Day for the f…

Remembrance Day, Yom Hazi...

President Rivlin and FM Katz host reception for the diplomatic and consular corps in Israel

President Rivlin and FM Katz host r…

President Rivlin: Althoug...

Special Holy Fire ceremony held during the coronavirus outbreak

Special Holy Fire ceremony held dur…

The traditional Holy Fire...

PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony…

Prime Minister Benjamin N...

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 20-21 April 2020

Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Reme…

The official Opening Cere...

Briefing for foreign ambassadors on Coronavirus management and cooperation with the Palestinians

Briefing for foreign ambassadors on…

During the briefing, the ...

Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assistance from Experienced Psychologists, Social Workers

Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assis…

Confused? Under Pressure?...

Prev Next
A+ A A-
Booking.com

Yad L'Achim Continues War Against Missionaries Despite Corona Crisis

While the coronavirus has brought life to a standstill for most of the Israeli public, Yad L'Achim continues to wage war against the missionaries, who have stepped up their efforts to get Jews to convert out of their religion.

Soon after the Health Ministry issued regulations ordering people to remain home, Yad L'Achim began reaching out to Jews in cults to propose that they take advantage of the time they now have to rethink life and its meaning.

In an email to hundreds of Jews in cults, Yad L'Achim delivered the following message: "Shalom, brothers! The future is uncertain, everything around us is fragile, even leaving the house is impossible… the simple things in life, like going out and meeting friends or just taking a walk or a drive, are no longer within reach. This is a time to stop and think about life and its essence, to be honest with ourselves and examine the path we've taken. To probe the truth. To check our roots and think how we'd like to lead our lives when this is all over. The people of Yad L'Achim are available for an honest conversation on faith and theology... Simply send a message on WhatsApp to [phone number] … Discretion assured."

Officials at Yad L'Achim's counter-missionary department say that several Jews have already responded to the messages, asking to speak with a representative over the phone to thrash out theological topics. "We are sure that in the coming days the number of calls will increase, and more and more Jews will understand their mistake and leave the cults," an official said.

At the same time, the department reports a worrisome increase in the activities of missionary cults like "Messianic Jews and "J's Witnesses," that reach out to Jews in three ways: Distributing missionary material via mailboxes, advertising on the internet, including on pages of Chassidic songs; and sending SMS messages that ask the recipient to discuss faith in Yeshu."

Yad L'Achim's hotline is operating as usual and ready to respond immediately to every call. "We plead with the public to turn to the hotline, whose number is *9234, in the event of any encounter with missionaries," the official said. For more information visit www.yadlachim.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Yad L'Achim: 4018 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Tel: 1-866-923-5224 (1-866-YAD-LACH) Fax: (718)633-0235.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

back to top

Sections

Jewish Traditions

About Us

Community

Cooperations

Follow Us