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Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's Commentary

Sukkah in Israel

Only God to Depend On

The festival of Sukkot, also called the Feast of Tabernacles, reminds us that despite all we do, our homes, our safety, and our health ultimately come from God. So let us be filled with fresh gratitude for His permanence and shelter in...

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Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein praying at Western Wall

Next Year in Jerusalem!

Yom Kippur is a day for Jews to contemplate their sins and reconcile themselves to both God and man through repentance and prayer. It also serves as a reminder for all of us - Jews and Christians alike - that God is with us, and hears...

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Jewish man blows shofar at Western Wall

Days of Awe

The High Holy Days, which begin this week with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, remind us of God's soverignty over a world that can be a dangerous and chaotic place. Even as we sit in awe of God's power, I am in awe of the...

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Israel US Flag

Take a Stand Against Evil

The terror-sponsoring nation of Qatar recently hired an American public relations firm in an attempt to improve its image. But no makeover can hide the truth, and Qatar needs to be held accountable for its actions. Take a stand against evil by...

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Light memorial at 9/11 Ground Zero

Great Is His Faithfulness

As we remember one of the darkest days in U.S. history on September 11, let us pray for all those who still grieve the loved ones they lost on that day, and honor the ordinary Americans who showed us the meaning of heroism. And let us give...

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Sunrise on Sea of Galilee

Standing with Us Through the Storm

To the people suffering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, many Fellowship friends among them, I want to say that all of us at The Fellowship are praying that God would watch over each and every one of you.

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Crying woman olim

They Are Not Alone

Last week's horrific terrorist attack in Barcelona underscores the critical need for The Fellowship and our supporters to continue to do whatever we can to support and help defend Jewish communities around the world.

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Vigil for Charlottesville victim

Our Response to Hateful Fanaticism

There is a sobering lesson to be learned from the events in Charlottesville, and we ignore it at our peril: Wherever people stir up violent hatred for any ethnic or religious group, we must stand resolutely against them.

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Venezuelan olim from July 2017 Freedom Flight

Turning Their Weeping into Rejoicing

The dire economic crisis in Venezuela has been devastating for that country's Jewish community. I am so grateful to The Fellowship's supporters, who have helped provide Freedom Flights and turned weeping into rejoicing as Venezuelan...

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Rabbi Eckstein praying at Western Wall

A House of Prayer for All People

We invite you to submit your prayers, so that we can bring them to the Western Wall - it is one way of returning the blessing of your prayers and support for God's people.

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Western Wall and Temple Mount

The Lord Will Surely Comfort Zion

A terror attack on a family celebrating the birth of a new grandchild on Shabbat. The shooting of two Israeli police officers. Palestinian officials suspending all contact with Israel. A "Day of Rage." Israel's enemies claim all of...

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Coptic Christian woman crying in church

A Helping Hand for Persecuted Christians

Recent atrocities against Christians in Egypt have created a humanitarian crisis and spurred The Fellowship into action. Just as we fight anti-Semitism and assist Israel's victims of terror, join with us as we work to meet the needs of...

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Cave of the Patriarchs

An Affront to History

The United Nations has once again voted to undermine Israel and rewrite her history. But I am reminded of Moses' call to God's people: "Be strong and courageous." So, too, must we persevere and remain faithful to God, resting in the...

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Rabbi Eckstein praying at Western Wall

Repairing a Broken World

Jews around the world will soon begin the period known as "The Three Weeks," a time that has historically brought calamity and misfortune to the Jewish people. While we mourn these tragedies, they also remind us that we have a duty to engage in...

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American and Israeli flags

A Shared Love of Freedom

On July 4th, Americans will gather to celebrate the blessings of life in a free country. Israel's political system also guarantees Israelis the same freedoms enjoyed by Americans. This "kinship of common values" is one of the many reasons our...

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Flag-draped supporters of Israel in Washington, DC

How Can We Be Silent?

Recent terror attacks around the world have shone a light on the international crisis of our age: Islamist extremism. Our new Stop Terror Now campaign is raising a groundswell of support from good people like you who value freedom, democracy,...

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Israeli medics with terror victim on stretcher

Stop Terror Now

Over the past two weeks, a coalition of countries began acting against Qatar, the Gulf state that supports many terrorist groups and has close relations with Iran's radical regime. And so I urge all friends of Israel, America, and the free...

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Rabbi Eckstein at Jewish Heritage Month ceremony at US Senate

God’s People, Together in Unity

During the Holocaust, "Righteous Gentiles" - many of them Christians - gave their all to save Jews. And today, millions of Christians around the world continue this extraordinary legacy by supporting the Jewish people, including The...

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Rabbi Shlomo Goren blows shofar at Western Wall, June 7, 1967

As It Goes with Israel

As the anniversary of the Six-Day War nears, let us thank God for Israel's miraculous victory in 1967, and for her survival against all odd through the ages. But let us also pray to Him for peace, standing up against the threats that face not...

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Hands open toward light

The Path of Life

A homeless man showed heroism and compassion by helping many victims of last week's terror attack in Manchester, England. His acts should hearten us, as people of faith, to show compassion and kindness in this broken world.

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'If I Forget You, O Jerusalem...'

During his upcoming trip to Israel - which comes just days before the Jewish state celebrates Jerusalem Day, and the 50-year anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification - President Trump may speak on the status of the Holy City as Israel's...

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Visit Israel

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 (IFCJ)

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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