Yael’s Holy Land Reflections


Lag B'Omer celebration in Galilee

Making Every Day Count

Yael Eckstein  |  April 20, 2021
If we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s that each day is a gift from God, filled with His abundant blessings. The best way to thank Him is to make the most of it!
Yael Eckstein at IDF base with Israeli flag, illustrating Yom HaAtzmaut, Independence Day

The Quest for Freedom Is Never Finished

Yael Eckstein  |  April 14, 2021
On this Israel Independence Day, as we rejoice and celebrate, let us pray for the day when a true spirit of peace, cooperation, and understanding will cover the world.
The Fellowship's Yael Eckstein looks up at the Babi Yar memorial in remembrance, Yom HaShoah

A Time for Silence, a Time for Speaking Up

Yael Eckstein  |  April 7, 2021
As the Jewish people observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yael says we must remember the past in order to forge a better future.
Yael Eckstein reads Passover story with her children

Understanding the Passover Story

Yael Eckstein  |  March 30, 2021
Yael explains how making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) and raising a family has made the Exodus story of God’s deliverance come alive.
Eckstein Family Passover illustrating Passover redemption message

The Redemption Story We Need Right Now

Yael Eckstein  |  March 25, 2021
The Passover story renews my hope, as it reminds us to remain faithful and seek God, asking Him to protect us, and believing miracles are always just around the corner.
Yael Eckstein bakes matzah, the unleavened bread of Passover

The First Passover

Yael Eckstein  |  March 16, 2021
As the Jewish people prepare to celebrate Passover, the "Lord's Festival of Unleavened Bread," Yael shows us how to bake matzah, the biblical food that reminds us of God's deliverance.
Yael Eckstein, Fellowship President and CEO, with Israeli flag illustrates a woman of strength

A Woman of Strength

Yael Eckstein  |  March 8, 2021
As a mother, I’m grateful that my children are growing up in a country where women can experience all the promises of life and liberty, and pray that one day all nations will embrace these values we hold dear.
A teachable moment between Rabbi Eckstein and Yael overlooking Jerusalem

A Teachable Moment

Yael Eckstein  |  March 3, 2021
When we face anti-Semitism today, we must confront it, sometimes pushing back, at other times reaching out, and most importantly praying to our God who neither slumbers nor sleeps.
Yael Eckstein, illustrating Purim lesson on Esther

A Lesson from Esther - For Such a Time as This

Yael Eckstein  |  February 23, 2021
Yael shares a lesson from the story of Esther that is not only hopeful and inspiring, but more relevant today than ever before.
Yael Eckstein holds Bible/Torah Word of God at Western Wall

Connecting to the Word of God

Yael Eckstein  |  February 17, 2021
I hope you will join me on an ancient Bible-reading journey, one on which we’ll study God’s Word and grow together a bit more each week.
Portrait of Yael Eckstein smiling, text on image 'Nourish Your Biblical Roots with Yael Eckstein'

Nourishing Our Biblical Roots

Yael Eckstein  |  February 11, 2021
I’m excited to share my new podcast that explores the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, and nourishes those roots with inspiration and insights relevant to our lives today.
Yael Eckstein and Rabbi Eckstein spread joy at IDF base, January 2019

A Legacy of Joy

Yael Eckstein  |  February 3, 2021
I invite you to honor my father’s memory by doing something to bring someone else joy, increasing God’s light in the world and bringing joy into your own life, as well.

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