Holidays

Yael Eckstein spends time with family on beach

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Time — A Sacred Gift from God

Time is given to us by God, to be valued and celebrated. I intend to make the most of every day and I hope that you will too.

Rabbi and Jewish boy celebrate Simchat Torah, 1974, rejoicing in the beginning of the reading of God's Word

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: In the Beginning

In this photo taken in Israel in 1974, Jews celebrate Simchat Torah, rejoicing in the beginning of the reading of the Torah readings for the year.

Sukkot in Jerusalem, 1912

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: A Festival to the Lord for Seven Days

In this photograph from 1912, one of Jerusalem's early photographers sits inside his sukkah, the temporary shelter used for Sukkot, the biblical Festival of Tabernacles.

Yael Eckstein and family in sukkah for Sukkot

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

A Shelter of Faith

Sukkot, the biblical Festival of Tabernacles, is known as the “time of our joy,” because there is no greater joy than having complete trust in God, no matter how difficult our situation may seem.

IDF soldier watches air cover over Golan Heights, Yom Kippur War, October 1973

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: Yom Kippur

Stand for Israel remembers the Yom Kippur War, when, in 1973, Israel was attacked on the holiest day for the Jewish people.

Yemenite Jewish man in Jerusalem blows shofar, Rosh Hashanah 1959

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: A Day for You to Sound the Trumpets

The Jewish people prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which the Bible calls "a day for you to sound the trumpets."

American flag flies for freedom at 1950 Maccabia Games in Israel

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: I Will Walk About in Freedom

Freedom flies over the Holy Land in a photo taken during America's visit to the 1950 Maccabia Games in Israel.

Yael Eckstein overlooking Jerusalem with flags of Israel and America

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Celebrating America, Israel’s Greatest Friend

Join Yael in giving thanks for the friendship between Israel and the U.S., a friendship that continues to grow no matter what lies ahead.

Yael Eckstin with her father Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein in Jerusalem

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Giving Thanks for Fathers

I give thanks to God for my father, Rabbi Eckstein, and all fathers who provide wise guidance and support to their families.

Shavuot firstfruits parade

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: The Firstfruits of All That You Produce

In this photo from Shavuot of 1935 children from pre-independence Israel carry their firstfruits in a holiday parade.

Girl in Israel celebrates Shavuot, 1951

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Shavuot — Practicing Gratitude

Yael explores the history and meaning of Shavuot, and what both Jews and Christians can learn from this holiday known as the “Festival of Harvest.”

Rabbis pray for holiday at Western Wall during coronavirus pandemic, 2020

Fellowship Blog

From Purim to Shavuot — In and Out of the Coronavirus Lockdown

A Fellowship staff member in Israel prays that the anniversary of God giving His Word will also be a day when we can celebrate our good health and the health of people around the world.

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