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Rabbi Who Nurtured Evangelical Love for Israel Courts Black Churches

The PNBC delegation at the airport for their Israel trip (Photo: IFCJ)

More Bridge Building: The Washington Post has picked up the story of the IFCJ-led Progressive National Baptist Convention's trip to Israel:

The rabbi who has for decades painstakingly and successfully nurtured evangelicals’ love for Israel now extends his hand to African-American churches.

And many are responding with as much enthusiasm as the white heartland congregations into which Yechiel Eckstein first ventured more than 35 years ago.

“I felt the need to reach out again, to the African-American Christian community,” said Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which collects more than $125 million annually for social welfare projects in Israel, mostly from Christian donors. “The potential of beginning dialogues and fostering cooperation between blacks and Jews in America is great.”

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