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Reflections on Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

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Remembering a True Cornerstone

Memories and tributes have been pouring in from around the globe from the countless people whose lives were touched by Rabbi Eckstein. One recent article in the Jerusalem Post offers a firsthand memory of one of the Rabbi’s last public appearances on behalf of The Fellowship.

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Rabbi Daniel Lapin and Rabbi Eckstein

Goodbye, Yechiel

Rabbi Daniel Lapin remembers his good friend for his many gifts — his kindness, his generosity, and his courage.

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Rabbi Eckstein and Pat Robertson

A Tremendous Pool of Love

Pat Robertson and the 700 Club remember their dear friend, Rabbi Eckstein, and the bridges he built between the compassionate Christian community and the Jewish community.

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Rabbi Eckstein and Benjamin Netanyahu

Such a Tremendous Ability to Give

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu shares his condolences on the loss of Rabbi Eckstein, a man he remembers as "a zealous Zionist and a devoted Jewish leader whose generosity embraces the world."

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Rabbi Eckstein and Joe Lieberman

More Good for More People

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman remembers all that Rabbi Eckstein did for the Jewish people and the Jewish state.

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Rabbi Eckstein with Yael Eckstein and his grandchildren

What I Learned from Rabbi Eckstein’s Life

A Fellowship writer in Israel reflects on how important family was to Rabbi Eckstein, a lesson we should all take to heart.

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Rabbi Eckstein with elderly Jewish woman in Ukraine

One Is the Number That Matters

A lasting message that Rabbi Eckstein left us all was that we must rid the world of suffering, human being by human being.

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Rabbi Eckstein and girls with sign at Ben Gurion Airport

Unto the Nations

Rabbi Eckstein believed his personal calling and divine mandate included bringing Christians into the miraculous rebirth of the Holy Land of Israel.

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Rabbi Eckstein at Yad LaKashish, May 2018

The Rabbi Who Rallied Christians for Israel

Christianity Today's Kate Shellnutt remembers Rabbi Eckstein for overcoming centuries-long tensions between Christians and Jews.

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Rabbi Eckstein burial

Parting with Rabbi Eckstein in Song

At Rabbi Eckstein's burial, the loved ones of this man who so loved music sent him off with song.

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