Daily Devotionals

Yael Eckstein on Sukkot

A Reminder of Our Need for God

September 27, 2023
There are always risks and potentials for danger. But the message of the sukkah is that while we may be vulnerable, God also protects us.
Woman in wheat field with a scythe.

Thank God for Our Many Blessings

September 26, 2023
On Sukkot, we not only thank God for our many blessings, but also realign our perspective so that we realize just how abundantly blessed we are.
Man raising arms in praise

Our God-Given Calling

September 25, 2023
It’s a time to ask ourselves what our God-given calling is in life and if we are, indeed, living up to it.
Yael Eckstein and an elderly Jewish woman praying over a walker.

When Our Spirits Are Crushed

September 24, 2023
God is extra close to the brokenhearted. The time when our spirits are crushed is also a time of salvation.
Israel, elderly woman stands with Efrat Klein (IFCJ Staff) holding food bag

Everyone Gets a Second Chance

September 22, 2023
During these days, let us all remember that everyone gets a second chance. Let’s take advantage of this great gift and repent.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews logo

A Day of Reconciliation

September 21, 2023
On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Jews seek, and receive, atonement from God for those sins committed against Him. It is a day of purification and reconciliation.
Young boy at the Western Wall praying.

We Will Rise Again

September 20, 2023
We will rise again—we will regret our mistakes and reaffirm our commitment to be better—and that’s what matters most.
Faina, an elderly Holocaust survivor in Israel, receives a High Holy Days food box from The Fellowship

Making Our Faith Real

September 19, 2023
The answer is because when we give charity, we take the faith that is in our hearts and in our mouths and make it real by putting it into action.
Yael and her children sitting on the beach with a shofar during Passover

Remembering Who We Really Are

September 18, 2023
On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, we dedicate an entire day to remembering who we really are, what our purpose is in the world, and asking God to forgive us for our past mistakes.
Yael Eckstein and family at beach for Tashlikh

Casting Off Our Sins

September 17, 2023
Through this action, we are, in essence, casting off our sins into the water and beginning life anew. It is symbolic of the freedom from sin we can enjoy when we repent.
Man blowing a shofar for Rosh Hashanah

Three Messages of the Trumpet

September 15, 2023
The three ways of blowing the shofar symbolize the three messages of the trumpet that we are meant to understand on the days on which it is blown.
A shepherd walking in the desert with a walking stick.

Our Shepherd Knows Us

September 14, 2023
Our Shepherd knows us. He created us, and He understands our frailties and our inclination toward sinfulness.

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