Yael’s Holy Land Reflections


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.
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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.
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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.
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How Hanukkah Teaches Us to See the Miracles in Our Own Lives

Yael Eckstein  |  December 1, 2023
Do you know how miracles happen? Yael shares how a miracle takes just one step of faith and God takes care of the rest!
Yael Eckstein giving thanks for Thanksgiving

God's Love Endures Forever

Yael Eckstein  |  November 21, 2023
Yael reminds us that God’s love is forever, not just yesterday, but today and tomorrow. Not just in times of peace, but in times of war. So this Thanksgiving, Yael will give thanks.
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What Is Life Like in Israel During War?

Yael Eckstein  |  November 9, 2023
Yael says that in some ways Israel's returned to their routines, but in no way have they gone back to normal.
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What Can We Learn About Israel's War from the Bible?

Yael Eckstein  |  November 2, 2023
Yael shares with us some biblical insights on what's happening right now in Israel.
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Unity in the Face of War

Yael Eckstein  |  October 26, 2023
Yael tells us how Israelis have come together to stand for light and goodness in this time of war.
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Prayers Sustain in the Midst of Evil

Yael Eckstein  |  October 19, 2023
Yael discusses how The Fellowship is on the ground identifying needs in real time, all while hearing even more of the heartbreaking stories that all of Israel is experiencing.
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Caring for Displaced Israelis

Yael Eckstein  |  October 18, 2023
Interviewed by the Washington Times, Yael speaks about how The Fellowship is helping provide basic needs to the survivors of the terrorist attacks in southern Israel.
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From Dancing With the Torah to War

Yael Eckstein  |  October 8, 2023
Writing at Townhall, Yael says that after just one day of war there are unthinkable tragedies and horrors happening in Israel, but she reminds us that Israel is a country of hope—and this hope cannot be destroyed.
Smoke rises in Israel from Hamas rocket attack, October 7, 2023

Update on Israel Attacks

Yael Eckstein  |  October 7, 2023
Yael comes to us live from the Holy Land with an update on an Israel under attack by Hamas terrorists.