Yael’s Holy Land Reflections


Soldiers in Korea celebrate Hanukkah, 1953

A Story of Courage, Faith, and Hope

Yael Eckstein  |  November 30, 2022
Yael looks to the story of Hanukkah for a spiritual lesson about how even small acts of courage can help create miracles.
Yael Eckstein and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu - A Life of Vision and Purpose

Yael Eckstein  |  November 23, 2022
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a break from his work of forming Israel's next government to have a conversation with Yael.
Yael Eckstein on Thanksgiving

Grateful and Blessed

Yael Eckstein  |  November 23, 2022
Yael reminds us that we belong to a larger family – God's family – and to praise Him for the blessing of fellowship between Christians and Jews.
Lighting the Shabbat candles

Lighting the Shabbat Candles

Yael Eckstein  |  November 15, 2022
When we light the Shabbat candles, we bring physical light into the world, and kindle the flame deep inside of us, as well.
The day after Kristallnacht

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Yael Eckstein  |  November 7, 2022
Kristallnacht is a somber reminder of our responsibility to spread hope, share God’s love, and be a source of blessing to the world.
Yael Eckstein and Coach Bruce Pearl

Finding Common Ground

Yael Eckstein  |  November 3, 2022
Yael speaks with legendary college basketball coach Bruce Pearl about his love for Israel and joining together as people of faith.
Yael Eckstein and family light Sabbath candles

The Blessings of the Sabbath

Yael Eckstein  |  October 24, 2022
Yael looks at God’s command in the Bible to keep the Sabbath, and why this biblical directive is an important part of her spiritual life.
IDF soldier studying the Torah, 1965

Strengthening Our Spiritual Walk with God

Yael Eckstein  |  October 18, 2022
The celebration of Simchat Torah reminds us that the way to stay close to God all year long is through His Word.
Eckstein family in sukkah for Sukkot

How We Can Live in Unity

Yael Eckstein  |  October 12, 2022
In our divided world, the biblical celebration of Sukkot encourages a spirit of unity that can bring goodness, pleasantness, and blessings to our lives.
Prayerful Yael Eckstein illustrates power of saying

The Power of Saying 'I'm Sorry'

Yael Eckstein  |  October 4, 2022
Yael looks at how saying we’re sorry relates to Yom Kippur, and how these two words have the power to heal relationships and change our future for the better.
A return with open arms to Western Wall for Yael Eckstein

A Return to Who We Really Are

Yael Eckstein  |  September 28, 2022
Yael shares the Jewish perspective on repentance, a focus during this holy season as we all strive to return to God.
Man blowing a shofar for Rosh Hashanah

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.

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