Daily Devotionals

Yael Eckstein smiling & holding elderly disabled woman named Lydia

Bringing Beauty to the Faces of the Elderly

May 5, 2022
We are commanded to bring beauty to the faces of the elderly, to light them up with a smile, to “make them beautiful.”

The Foolishness of Revenge

May 4, 2022
God is reminding us that as our loving Father, He desires that we seek reconciliation and peace rather than the foolishness of revenge, and that we be governed by our love of one another.

Feeding the Poor Is Our Responsibility

May 3, 2022
God is telling us that we all must view feeding the poor as our own personal responsibility, as well.
Eckstein family at home

What It Means to Be Holy

May 2, 2022
Shutting down our weekday lives and gathering around the Shabbat table, sharing our lives with each other, singing together, and discussing God’s word as a family leads directly to healthy relationships between parents and children. And maybe this is what it means to “be holy.”

‘Fear of God’ Is Most Important

May 1, 2022
This is why “fear of God” is most important. It must precede any other kind of wisdom, because without it, all other knowledge is irrelevant.

The Greatest Joy

April 29, 2022
The greatest joy that parents can experience from their children comes from seeing them continue in their footsteps, living by the values that they hold dear.

We Are the Enemy of Evil

April 28, 2022
So, while we pray for the end of hatred and anti-Semitism, we also take heart in knowing that we are the enemy of evil.

Seek Reconciliation and Forgiveness

April 27, 2022
There is a Jewish custom to spend the month leading up to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, reaching out to people who we may have offended in order to seek reconciliation and forgiveness.

How We Illuminate the World

April 26, 2022
Only a candle with a flame can light up other candles. The way to illuminate the world is from the inside out.

God’s Love for Us Is Unwavering

April 25, 2022
In this way he will make atonement for the Most Holy Place because of the uncleanness and

The Staff That Protects and Defends

April 24, 2022
There are two kinds of staffs in history — one that harms and one that protects. Israel has once again taken up the kind of staff that protects and defends.
Jerusalem, with Dome of the Rock in foreground

A Battle for Truth

April 22, 2022
Maybe this is what Zechariah meant when he called God’s Holy City “the city of truth.” The battle for Jerusalem is a battle for truth.

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