Yael’s Holy Land Reflections
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.
As the Jewish people celebrate Shavuot — also known as Pentecost — and God’s gift of His Word, Yael also thanks Him for the millions of Christians who both cherish the Bible and stand with the Jewish people.
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.
Yael’s blessing for America this Memorial Day is that no new names will be added to the long list of fallen heroes, and that we will inspire, by example, everlasting gratitude for the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
These are certainly frightening times for Israel and the Jewish people, but there are miraculous differences between the past and the present: Today there is a Jewish state with one of the greatest armies in the world, and the Jewish people...
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