The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is mourning the passing of its Founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday at his home in Jerusalem at age 67. A prominent leader in Israel and the U.S., Eckstein is remembered for his trailblazing work connecting Christians and Jews. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called Eckstein “a great man, a great Jew, and a great Zionist.”
- The Fellowship will move forward under the leadership of Rabbi Eckstein’s daughter, Yael, who eulogized her father at his funeral on Thursday.
- This week, during his State of the Union address, President Trump continued to show his support for Israel, calling out Iran for its anti-Semitic aggression toward the Jewish state.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Global Chief Operating Officer George Mamo reflecting on Rabbi Eckstein.