Rabbi’s Commentary

A Cost Paid in Blood

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  August 1, 2018
The same day that a Hamas leader urged attendees at a funeral to kill Jews, an Israeli father of two was stabbed and killed in a horrific terror attack. This reflects the deep hatred of Jews that flourishes in Palestinian culture — and that comes with a heavy cost.
Rabbi Eckstein shares how the IDF rescue of the White Helmets from Syria is just the latest example of how Israel is to be a light to the nations.

What a 'Light Unto the Nations' Looks Like

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  July 25, 2018
In a daring covert operation, Israel rescued hundreds of members of an unarmed humanitarian group from the approaching Syrian army. And while the world, as usual, looks on critically, this shows once again that Israel has not only learned to do right, but is showing the world how to do right.

We Are for Peace

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  July 18, 2018
History has forced Israelis to accept the fact that their enemies are committed to hatred, terror, and bloodshed — a harsh reality the people of Israel still face today. But as terrorist rockets and mortars fall on Israel, we continue to pray for God's peace, over the Holy Land and the whole world.

Our Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  July 12, 2018
I went to Jordan recently on your behalf to visit dear friends who are helping coordinate The Fellowship's aid to persecuted Christians. Please join me in praying that God will shower His blessings upon these people who have suffered so greatly.

No Weapon Forged Against You

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  June 6, 2018
In recent weeks, children's toys have taken on a sinister meaning for Israelis. Terrorists bent on Israel's destruction have been flying fiery kites and balloons over the Gaza border, setting farms and nature preserves ablaze. Faced with this terrorist arson, it is a wonder Israel can cope — yet, cope we do.

Two Are Better Than One

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  May 31, 2018
In the worst flare-up of violence since 2014, Israel has been targeted in recent days by scores of terrorist rockets and mortars fired from Gaza. Once again, we see God's hand of protection over the Jewish state and her people. And once again, friends like you are partnering with The Fellowship and faithfully praying for Israel.

Honoring Our Heroes

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  May 24, 2018
While Memorial Day in the U.S. is the unofficial beginning of summer, it is also a time to mourn those lost while serving the nation. So this weekend, let us all remember those who died defending our freedoms, ask God to strengthen those who are grieving, and pray for the safety of the brave men and women on the front lines of the war on terror.

Celebrating God's Gifts on Shavuot

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  May 17, 2018
As the holiday of approaches, I am deeply grateful for your committed and faithful support for the work of The Fellowship.

Signs and Wonders

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  May 10, 2018
When I think of all we have been privileged to behold in this pivotal time in history, I pray that we are filled with gratitude and humility toward God, Who has never forgotten His children.

In God's Image

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  May 2, 2018
A funded hospital in the heart of the Holy City, Jerusalem, showed me what it means to be treated as a person created in the image of God.

Responsible for One Another

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  April 26, 2018
Violence and suffering seem to have no end in our troubled world, and it is easy to lose hope. But as people of faith it is our responsibility to change the environment we live in to one of kindness, hope, and love.

The Land God Has Given Us

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein  |  April 18, 2018
This year, Israel celebrates her 70th anniversary. And when I read biblical passages such as Amos 9:15 — "I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them" — I think of the thriving land of Israel I am blessed to call home today.

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