Yael’s Holy Land Reflections


Jewish man blowing shofar

God’s Wake-Up Call for Us

Yael Eckstein  |  September 22, 2022
As the High Holy Days near, Yael explores one of the primary rituals of this holiest time on the Jewish calendar: the sounding of the shofar.
Yael Eckstein and children on beach, contemplative ahead of High Holy Days

Our Spiritual Journey to Real and Lasting Change

Yael Eckstein  |  September 12, 2022
Yael looks at the spiritual journey that Jewish people take during the High Holy Days and the lessons they hold for all people of faith.
Yael Eckstein teaches her children the joy of giving to others with an elderly woman in Israel

The Joy of Giving to Others

Yael Eckstein  |  September 6, 2022
Yael explains that by teaching our children that charity is not just a good deed, but a biblical obligation, they will not only learn to give consistently and generously, but they will experience the joy of giving.
Yael Eckstein with her son Shimmy

Be Strong and Courageous

Yael Eckstein  |  August 31, 2022
Yael explains how instilling courage in our children gives them confidence to take a stand and do God's work.
A hero stands at border crossing of Ukraine at refugee camp

A Humble Hero on the Frontlines

Yael Eckstein  |  August 24, 2022
This week, Yael speaks with an unsung hero in Ukraine who is helping The Fellowship provide assistance to those affected by the ongoing war.
Yael Eckstein and children by sea in Holy Land

The Importance of Forgiveness

Yael Eckstein  |  August 18, 2022
As the High Holy Days approach, Yael explains how this sacred time teaches her children to seek forgiveness from God and from others.

What Is Happening Spiritually in Israel?

Yael Eckstein  |  August 10, 2022
There has been so much going on in Israel the past few days. And the truth is, I think we need to look at the situation both through practical and spiritual eyes.
Yael praying at Western Wall, Temple Mount, Jerusalem Old City, illustrates Tisha B'Av

Finding Hope Within Despair

Yael Eckstein  |  August 1, 2022
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.
Yael Eckstein teaches her son the power of asking questions

The Power of Asking Questions

Yael Eckstein  |  July 27, 2022
Learn how Jewish tradition encourages children to ask questions — and how you can instill this valuable habit within your own family.
Yael Eckstein and Danny Danon

A Champion for Israel and Her People

Yael Eckstein  |  July 20, 2022
Yael speaks with Ambassador Danny Danon about the challenges he faced at the U.N., his great love for Israel, and the need to build bridges of shalom, peace.
Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall, illustrating The Three Weeks

A Time to Heal

Yael Eckstein  |  July 11, 2022
The Three Weeks is a time of intense mourning when we also remember that only God can fix our world completely, as we pray for Him to rebuild His house and dwell among us once again.
Yael Eckstein delivers help to elderly Jewish woman

Why It's So Hard to Ask for Help - And Why We Should Do It Anyway

Yael Eckstein  |  July 6, 2022
Yael explains that asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, but is actually a step toward a closer relationship with God.

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