Yael’s Holy Land Reflections


Yael Eckstein delivers emergency aid to elderly woman in the north.

God’s Presence Is Active in Israel

Yael Eckstein  |  May 23, 2024
Yael gives us some words of encouragement that not only is God is active and present in this war, but that He is working through The Fellowship and all our supporters.
Visitors seen at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem on May 2, 2024, ahead of Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Yom HaShoah Reminds Us: 'We Will Live'

Yael Eckstein  |  May 6, 2024
Yael says that this Yom HaShoah it's more important than ever to stand with Israel through prayers and action, and faith that God will protect His people.
Israeli soldiers seen during a pre-Passover event for the return of Kibbutz Nir Oz hostages at the Kibbutz dining hall, near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, April 11, 2024. Photo by Liron Moldovan/Flash90

From Israel: What’s on My Mind This Passover

Yael Eckstein  |  April 22, 2024
Writing at Higher Ground, Yael says this Passover is a time of grief and suffering… but also hope.
Yael Eckstein with yellow fortified ambulance which IFCJ provided to Magen David Adom. It was hit by bullets during Operation Swords of Iron.

Finding Strength in the Light

Yael Eckstein  |  April 11, 2024
Yael reminds us that there is hope after the terrible attacks of October 7, and that as long as we hold steadfast to the light, our faith, and each other, Israel will prevail.
Yael Eckstein, southern Israel

What Have We Learned After 150 Days of War?

Yael Eckstein  |  March 21, 2024
Yael shares how the world must stop falling for the deceitfulness of Hamas’ tactics and realize that Israel stands for life, freedom, and peace.
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Hamas and the Holocaust: An Interview

Yael Eckstein  |  January 25, 2024
Yael speaks with Sarah, a Holocaust survivor, and Noa, a survivor of the October 7 attacks on Israel in this powerful interview.
Yael, kibbutz, October 7

Christian Friends Combat Dangerous Anti-Semitism

Yael Eckstein  |  January 17, 2024
Yael writes a powerful message about the strength of Israel’s millions of Christian friends who are committed to supporting the Jewish people and are unified in crying out: Never again!
Israeli flag, US flag, Old City, Jerusalem

Unity in Prayer and Action to Usher in New Days of Peace

Yael Eckstein  |  January 11, 2024
As Yael reflects on the tragedy of October 7, she encourages us to let go of all that divides us as a society, so that we can find unity, strength, and peace in 2024.
Yael Eckstein, holding book, rubble, apartment building, Ashkelon, terrorist rockets

A Biblical Land – and A Land of Heroes

Yael Eckstein  |  January 3, 2024
Yael reflects on her renewed awe for the humble and heroic defenders of Israel during this time of war.
Yael Eckstein, southern Israel

Israel Is a Land of Heroes

Yael Eckstein  |  December 14, 2023
Yael writes about how bravely the people of Israel, both young and old, responded when Hamas attacked on October 7.
Hanukkah, Jerusalem, menorah, candles, light

Hanukkah: Celebrating Light, Life, and Miracles in the Midst of War

Yael Eckstein  |  December 7, 2023
After visiting one of the kibbutzim where unimaginable terror took place on October 7, Yael reminds us that God turns our darkness into light, even during wartime.
Hanukkah, menorah, Yael Eckstein, light

Holding On to Hope When all Else Seems Lost

Yael Eckstein  |  December 6, 2023
Yael explores how Hanukkah is a time to remember that no matter how dark things may be, we can still find the light.