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A Rose Among Thorns

September 28, 2017

Yael was honored to deliver the keynote address to the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel, at a ceremony in memory of North Americans who fell in defense of the Jewish state and in acts of terror. In her speech, Yael told of her own aliyah (immigration) to Israel, the one place Jews can call home.

Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall

Praying Powerful Prayers

Yael writes about one of the highest deeds we can do — praying to God — and the powerful ways and powerful places to pray.

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Sderot elderly club

The Blessing of Joy

Yael writes about a wonderful experience she had during a recent visit to a Fellowship-supported elderly club, and what the women there taught her.

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Yael Eckstein in front of burned field in southern Israel

Terror Kites and Choosing Life

Yael tells of witnessing parts of the Holy Land that have been burned by terrorists, and how Israel represents life, growth, and faith, while her enemies have no regard for life or God.

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Teaching My Children to Mourn a Temple They Never Saw

Teaching My Children to Mourn a Temple They Never Saw

All year round I give my kids tools to deal with the difficulties and challenges they face in life. On Tisha B’Av, and the weeks leading up to it, I teach my kids an entirely different lesson. I tell them that the broken world we live in is unacceptable. It is not the way things should be and it is not the way things always will be.

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