Holidays

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.

Yael Eckstein at Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

If I Forget You, Jerusalem

The Jewish people are grateful to be back in the Holy City, a sovereign nation able to witness God’s prophecy being fulfilled.

Jewish bride prays at Tomb of Sarah in Cave of the Patriarchs

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: She Is Clothed with Strength and Dignity

We celebrate the women of valor in all of our lives with this picture from the Tomb of Sarah, Israel's matriarch.

Rivlin at Yom HaZikaron ceremony at Western Wall, April 2020

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: In His Word I Put My Hope

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin led a ceremony during the coronavirus pandemic to honor Israel's fallen at the Western Wall on Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day.

Planes fly over Israel's flag during Yom Haatzmaut

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Praise and Celebration on Israel’s Independence Day

This year, we still have tremendous joy and boundless gratitude to God, saying: “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

A serene scene at the military cemetery at Mount Hertzl

Stand For Israel

Remembering 6 of the Holy Land’s Fallen Heroes

As Israel observes Yom HaZikaron, her Memorial Day, we memorialize six of the Jewish state's fallen warriors.

Eckstein family model Passover seder

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Why Is Passover Different This Year?

As we hold tight to Him, we will sing, celebrate, and shout our praises to our God, Who delivers us from harm and blesses us with complete salvation.

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