Resource Library

Resource Library

Welcome to The Fellowship’s Resource Library. You will find Bible studies, our latest Fellowship educational booklets, and a wealth of information related to Jewish holidays and observances. You can search for information either by topic, or by the type of resource, such as video, PDF, or audio file. As we are always adding new resources, come back and visit us often.

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Church Bulletin

The Temple

At the center of Tisha B'Av is the Temple. This was more than just a place of worship for the Jewish people – it was the very center of their lives, their faith, and their relationship with God. Learn more about the Temple in this bulletin.

Other

Tisha B'Av - A Time for Fasting and Sorrow

Learn more about fasting during the holiday of Tisha B'Av from this chapter of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's book, How Firm a Foundation.

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Journey to Zion, Season II, Sacrifices

Watch as Rabbi Eckstein teaches about the practice of sacrifices from the time of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and explores how the principles behind these ancient rituals are still relevant today. Visit the Western Wall—the holiest site to the Jewish faith and the only remaining portion of the Temple still standing today.

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Returning to Zion, Traditions and Teachings, The Second Temple

By using computer models, experts can simulate what Jerusalem looked like during the era of the Second Temple. Experience the joy and feeling of holiness the people living 20 centuries ago must have felt as they came to the Temple to worship as you watch this brief video.

Holy Land Moments

Reflections on Tisha B'Av

Listen to Yael Eckstein as she talks about the history of one of the most solemn days in the Jewish calendar.

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Devotions for Tisha B'Av

As Jews around the world mark this most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, use our devotional guide to learn the deeper lessons from this most somber occasion.

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Never Forget, Never Again!

Learn about the lessons of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in our free booklet, Never Forget/Never Again.

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God's Special Color

Find out more about the significance of the biblical color, techelet, and how that relates to Israel's flag today by watching this short video.

Video

The Holy Tongue

In the late nineteenth century, the Hebrew language existed only in biblical literature. But, as Rabbi Eckstein explains in this brief video, an extraordinary man recognized that Jews coming home to Israel from around the world needed a common language to unite them - and so began the re-birth of Hebrew as the living tongue of modern Israel.

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Who Is a Zionist?

In this short video, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein gives a brief history of Zionism, with the return of Jewish exiles "from the four corners of the earth," and explains why the biblical heritage of the Jewish people is centered in Jerusalem – where the covenant between God and Israel was first established.

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The Father of Modern Israel: Theodor Herzl

Listen as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein talks about Theodor Herzl, an Austrian journalist, who predicted the birth of the Jewish states nearly 50 years before it happened.

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The War for Independence

Immediately after Israel was declared a state, her Arab neighbors attacked from all directions. Listen to Rabbi Yechiel Ecsktein explain what happened next as he continues to talk about Israel's fight to be a nation.

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Celebrating Israel Independence Day

Listen to this brief recording from Holy Land Moments, as Yael Eckstein shares what Israel Independence Day means to her.

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The Rebirth of a Nation

Listen to this broadcast of Holy Land Moments, as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains roots of Israel's rebirth as a nation.

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The History of Zionism

"Zionism" as a concept has existed since biblical times when the Jews suffering from their first exile in the land of Egypt were brought out by Moses and began their journey home—to the Promised Land of Israel. This overview gives a historical overview of Zionism through the birth of Israel to the present day situation. 

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The Nation of Israel Lives!

Read this insightful description of celebrating Israel Independence Day in Jerusaelm from Yael Eckstein's book, Holy Land Reflections.

Church Bulletin

The Birthright of Israel

Learn how the birthright of the nation of Israel can be traced back to the biblical times when Jacob tricked his father, Isaac, into giving him the inheritance that rightfully belonged to his brother Esau. 

Video

Happy Birthday Israel!

As Israel celebrates her 68th birthday, watch this stirring video with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein performing Israel's national anthem, HaTikvah, "The Hope."

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What is Zionism?

On this edition of Holy Land Moments, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the definition -- and significance -- of the Zionism movement.

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The Miracle of Second Birth

Listen as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the miracle of Israel's rebirth as the country celebrates Israel Independence Day this week.

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Ask Yael: What Makes Israel So Special?

Yael Eckstein answers the question, "What makes Israel so Special?" by describing the joy and beauty of celebrating Israel's independence.

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