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Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's Commentary

The Fight of All Free People

The fight against terrorism is the fight of all who champion order and the rule of law over chaos, who believe personal liberty must prevail over oppression, who choose life over death. Let us resolve to stand strong in this fight, and to...

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Prayers for One of Israel’s Founding Fathers

The thoughts and prayers of Israelis and those who stand for Israel are with Shimon Peres, whose political career has spanned almost the entire life of the modern Jewish state. This week, at the age of 93, Peres suffered a massive stroke. May...

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The Day the World Changed

Fifteen years ago, the attacks of September 11 changed the world. With the memory of that day still in our minds, we must never forget those innocent victims of hateful fanaticism, or the heroes who struggled to save others and perished. And we...

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Remembering Sacrifice – and the Promise of New Life

Seventy-seven years ago today, the Nazi invasion of Poland marked the beginning of World War II, a conflict that would encompass nearly the whole globe and take the lives of more than 60 million people. I was reminded of this anniversary this...

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Now Choose Life

Now Choose Life

Even as I give thanks to God for the birth of my newest grandchildren, I am reminded that beyond the loving embrace of family lies a world filled with danger and peril. The only answer to those who revel in death is to follow the biblical...

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Integrity Matters

You’ve undoubtedly read about it in the news – how the Israeli government made the shocking allegation that money given to a well-known charity that raises billions every year to help the poor.

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God’s Reassurance: Rejoicing Comes in the Morning

Beginning at sundown this Saturday, Jews around the world will fast to mark Tisha B’Av, the most solemn day in the Jewish year. But while this is a day of great sorrow, it is also one of hope, as our faith teaches us that a day will come...

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Let Us Pray for You

At The Fellowship, it is our privilege to take your prayers before God at the Western Wall – one way of returning the blessing of your prayers and support for His people.

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Can We Repair Our Troubled World?

Every day we are reminded that we live in a world filled with trouble, where no one is immune from the threat of violence. But as people of faith it is our responsibility to try to change our world into one of kindness, hope, and love,...

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Rabbi Commentary 07/20/16

Another Attack Sets France on Edge

Once again, a terror attack has struck France, this time bringing fear and death to the idyllic setting of Nice. Because of increasing terrorist acts and growing anti-Semitism, many in the French Jewish community hope to make aliyah...

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The Indomitable Spirit of Israel

While so much pain was caused by the Second Lebanon War, which began ten years ago this week, much good was on display as well. Israelis showed their indomitable spirit through their helpfulness, courage, and calm. And the compassion of...

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Remembering Elie Wiesel

There are people who instill in us such a sense of humility, who bear themselves with such dignity despite the suffering they have endured, whose witness to history is so powerful, that we know their influence will be felt...

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One Nation, Under God

The United States – like Israel – is built upon principles of democracy, freedom, faith, and the rule of law. This July 4, let us remember those whose service and sacrifice made our country great, and let us lift prayers of...

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Aliyah Day – Celebrating a Miraculous Return

Israel has declared a new holiday celebrating aliyah (immigration). Our supporters have done so much to make the return of Jews to the Holy Land a reality, and The Fellowship has worked to publicly recognize those who have...

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Orlando: Compassion, Prayers, and Resolve

Faced with an event as horrific as the shooting in Orlando, Florida, this weekend – the worst mass shooting in U.S. history – we must respond with prayer and compassion for the victims and their loved ones. But we also must respond...

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Faced with Terror, We Will Persevere

In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist shooting in Tel Aviv, which left four dead and many more wounded, Israel and those who stand with her must stay strong, faithful, and pray for the day when the hatred that bred these attacks will be no...

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Jerusalem – The Heart and Soul of the Jewish People

This weekend, Israel will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day. This celebration of the return of Jerusalem to the Jewish people reminds us never to forget the Holy City, sacred to Jews and Christians alike, and the capital of...

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The Last Full Measure of Their Devotion

Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. can be a time of mixed feelings. On the one hand, it’s the unofficial beginning of summer. On the other hand, for those mourning the loss in war of a close relative or loved one, there is a deep and personal sense...

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Building Bridges of Faith

Next week The Fellowship has the privilege of hosting members of a prominent African-American denomination on what will be, for some, their first trip to Israel, reminding us of our faiths’ shared history and the strong bridges that have...

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The Land He Has Given Us

On Israel Independence Day we remember the words of the Bible that tell us of the past struggles and triumphs of the Jewish people, as well as those penned by Jewish leaders...

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Honoring His People

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, let us not only honor the memory of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, but heed the words of Isaiah by providing care to needy Holocaust survivors in Israel and around the world, who have already...

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Here you’ll find an array of useful information on accommodations, transportation, exchanging currency, Israel's climate and customs, and much more. So get the most out of your trip to Israel with the help of The Fellowship.

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About The Fellowship

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

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