Yael’s Holy Land Reflections

Yael Eckstein giving thanks for Thanksgiving

Thankfulness Makes the Soul Great

Yael Eckstein  |  November 23, 2021
This Thanksgiving, despite these uncertain times, I pray our hearts will be filled with gratefulness for the many blessings in our lives, and brim over with thanks to God for all that He has given us.
Yael Eckstein with Ethiopian Jews at Western Wall

Bringing God's Children Home

Yael Eckstein  |  November 17, 2021
Yael comes to us live from the Holy Land to explain the difficult situation faced by thousands of Ethiopian Jews – and how your prayers can help them.
Yael Eckstein and Rev. Johnnie Moore, a warrior for peace

A Warrior for Peace and Religious Freedom

Yael Eckstein  |  November 11, 2021
Yael welcomes Rev. Johnnie Moore to discuss his passion for Israel, the Jewish people, and the “pursuit of peace” in the Middle East.
The day after Kristallnacht

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Yael Eckstein  |  November 3, 2021
Next week we remember Kristallnacht, a somber reminder of our responsibility to spread hope, share God’s love, and be a source of blessing to the world.
Eckstein family at home

Make Your Home a Sacred Space

Yael Eckstein  |  October 26, 2021
Everyone wants a better home, one that’s more beautiful and comfortable physically. But how can we enhance our homes spiritually? Yael looks at two biblical women in the Book of Genesis who transformed their homes into sacred spaces.
Yael Eckstein brings prayers to Western Wall

Three Simple Steps to Make Your Prayers More Powerful

Yael Eckstein  |  October 19, 2021
Many of us struggle with unanswered prayers. Yael looks at the most effective way to pray — when we pray for others, with others, and when we keep on praying.
Yael Eckstein and Steve Greene, from podcast on spiritual leadership

The Essence of Spiritual Leadership

Yael Eckstein  |  October 11, 2021
This week, Yael talks with Dr. Steve Greene about spiritual leadership and building relationships to overcome the divisiveness in our world today.
Yael Eckstein and family find shalom olive picking

Shalom in Our Lives, Our Homes, Our World

Yael Eckstein  |  October 5, 2021
What comes to mind when you hear the Hebrew word shalom? Yael explains that true shalom is one of the greatest of God’s blessings, and that if we build unity in our homes and communities, we will see it in our world.
Yael Eckstein delivers food box, illustrating My Brother's Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper

Yael Eckstein  |  September 28, 2021
Yael looks at the familiar Bible story of Cain and Abel to explore how we respond to others in need — and how even small acts of kindness can make the world a better place.
Yael Eckstein on Sukkot

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Yael Eckstein  |  September 22, 2021
As the Jewish people celebrate Sukkot, the biblical Feast of Tabernacles, Yael talks about how this seven-day holiday finds us leaving the comforts of our homes in order to celebrate the blessings God has given us.
Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall, illustrating atonement of Yom Kippur

The Power of Saying 'I'm Sorry'

Yael Eckstein  |  September 13, 2021
Yael discusses Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement,” including the first time this holiest of days is mentioned in the Bible, and how it provides the gift of renewal and a fresh start.
Yael Eckstein and family at beach for Tashlikh

A Time to Repent and Reflect

Yael Eckstein  |  September 9, 2021
Join Yael and her family at the sea for a biblical tradition called Tashlikh that awakens our hearts – to prayer and to service to God.

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