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Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's Commentary

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Rejoicing in God’s Word

On the festive celebration of Simchat Torah, Jews end and begin the annual cycle of reading the Torah (which Christians know as the first five books of the Old Testament). This sure foundation binds Christians and Jews...

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The Joy of Sukkot — and What It Teaches Us About Tragedy

As I return to Israel from the U.S., my happiness at watching Israelis prepare for Sukkot, the joyous biblical Feast of Tabernacles, is tempered with sorrow. The murder of a great Israeli and friend of The Fellowship in a...

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On the Right Path

On Yom Kippur, we contemplate our sins and reconcile ourselves to God through repentance and prayer, turning from bad toward good and experiencing the renewal that only He can provide.

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This Sacred Time

Amid chaos and uncertainty, the High Holy Days — which begin at sundown on Sunday — provide a reminder that God is sovereign over our lives. And as I sit in awe of His sovereignty and power, I also am in awe of your generosity and...

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Upon the Doorposts of Your House

It was recently my special honor to tell the children and staff of a Fellowship-sponsored orphanage about you — Christians who love Israel and God's people.

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Passover a Sacred Time to Save Lives

Help the Unseen

You can heed the biblical mandate “not to turn away from your own flesh and blood” (Isaiah 58:7) and provide a needy elderly Jew, like Olga, with food, heating fuel, warm clothes, and blankets this winter. Every day is important as the harsh cold winds descend upon the former Soviet Union. Please prayerfully consider giving your best and most generous gift to The Fellowship today for this lifesaving work.

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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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