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Photo Friday: A Festival to the Lord

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin decorates his sukkah for Sukkot with Israeli children.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Bringing God’s Glory Down to Earth

During the High Holy Days, we reach toward the heavens. But afterwards, we bring godliness into this world by reaffirming our trust in Him and sharing our faith with others.

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Yom Kippur Blessings from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity October 9 for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Fellowship Blog

What to Know About Yom Kippur

The holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is important for Jews and Christians alike.

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Trump Wishes Jews ‘Shanah Tovah’

In an exclusive phone call with leaders of Jewish communities in Israel and around the world, president shares Rosh Hashanah blessings.

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Shanah Tovah from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity September 30 and October 1 for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Bless and Be Blessed in the Year to Come

On Rosh Hashanah, we look back at the past year’s challenges and blessings, and look ahead at the new possibilities God provides us — because with Him, all things are possible.

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Happy Labor Day from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity Monday, September 2, for Labor Day. We’ll be back on Tuesday, September 3 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we’ll be here to let you know about them.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Finding Hope Within Despair

On Tisha B’Av, through fasting, reading the Book of Lamentations, and crying out to God in prayer, Jews mourn the long history of tragedies experienced by our people. But no matter how difficult things may seem, being able to watch and partake in His promises coming to fruition brings me hope and strength.

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Happy Independence Day from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity Thursday, July 4, for America's Independence Day. We’ll be back on Friday, July 5 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we’ll be here to let you know about them. Thank you for always standing for Israel!

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Celebrating Israel’s Greatest Ally

This Independence Day, we celebrate the U.S.-Israel relationship because we share values, beliefs, dreams, desires, and a mutual respect for one another.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Father’s Day Without My Father

I was blessed to have a father like Rabbi Eckstein, and I pray that I can follow his example as an effective leader, humble servant of God, and loving parent. But this Father’s Day I will also give thanks for our heavenly Father, who loves us with an everlasting love for all of eternity.

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Photo Friday: Impress Them on Your Children

God's children — the people of Israel — recently celebrated Jerusalem Day. Surely, Israel continues to teach their children to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, and strength!

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Jerusalem Day

As Israel gets set to commemorate the Holy City's miraculous reunification, Stand for Israel shares about this special day, including Rabbi Eckstein's final message on Yom Yerushalayim.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

Jerusalem — My Highest Joy

On Jerusalem Day, we give thanks to God for the miraculous reunification of His Holy City. But every morning we still pray for the full restoration of Jerusalem with the Third Temple and God’s presence in our midst.

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Memorial Day Blessings from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. We’ll be back on Tuesday, May 28 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we’ll be here to let you know about them. Thank you for always standing for Israel!

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is About this One Day

Jonathan Tobin reflects on the meaning of Israel Independence Day

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‘Hatikvah’ as You’ve Never Heard It Before

On Israeli Independence Day, the IDF shares an inspiring video of Israel's national anthem.

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From Dreaming to Living the Dream: Israel at 71

At age 71, the Jewish state is still in her infancy — waiting for new immigrants, new babies, and new challenges!

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The Israeli Flag Flies Everywhere

As Israel celebrates 71 years of independence on Yom HaAtzmaut, President Reuven Rivlin prayed for peace and many more years of a thriving, proud Jewish state.

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Israel Remembers 23,741 Fallen Soldiers, 3,150 Terror Victims

Sirens sounded across the Holy Land as Israelis mark their memorial day for those lost to war and terrorism.

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