Daily Devotionals

Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall, illustrating atonement of Yom Kippur

Two Different Kinds of Prayers

December 15, 2021
According to the sages, Jacob was describing two different kinds of prayers — those he said when he felt close to God, as well as his prayers in times of need when he yearned for God’s presence.
Man blessing his sons

The Strength to Remain Faithful to God

December 14, 2021
Jewish parents bless their children that they should have the strength to remain faithful to God, even in a hostile culture.

All for the Best

December 13, 2021
Looking back on his life, Jacob now understood that what he had experienced as suffering and difficulty was really all for the best.

Making Beautiful Lives

December 12, 2021
And the truth is that it is true for us all — we are to make beautiful lives with what we have been given.

Taking God’s Wisdom to Heart

December 10, 2021
Taking God’s wisdom to heart shows that we love our souls, that we are guarding the spirit that God has given us.

God Is with Us — No Matter What

December 9, 2021
God doesn’t prevent us from experiencing difficulties, but His promise is that He is there with us, no matter what.
Yael with son Liam

Our Different Names

December 8, 2021
But the truth is that we all have different names. We have the name our parents give us when we’re born. And then we have names given to us as we grow and change.

What’s Missing from This World

December 7, 2021
At this greatest moment of joy in their lives, when they are at their happiest, what is missing from the world comes into focus.

The Great Reconciliation

December 6, 2021
It is not an exaggeration to say that my father’s work in creating and building The Fellowship has led the way to what has become a great reconciliation between Jews and Christians all around the world.

Our Secret Weapon: Prayer

December 5, 2021
A group of untrained priests, Torah scholars, and farmers defeated one of the mightiest armies in the world. Our Jewish sages teach that the Maccabees had a secret weapon: prayer.

Blaming God for Our Problems?

December 3, 2021
A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,    yet their heart rages against th
IDF soldiers at Western Wall after 1967 Six-Day War

What True Leadership Looks Like

December 2, 2021
Judah displayed what true leadership looks like and what would become the legacy of Israeli soldiers to this very day.

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