Yael’s Holy Land Reflections


Young girl and father realize dream of making aliyah to Israel from Ukraine

A New Life in Israel

Yael Eckstein  |  February 15, 2023
Welcoming an aliyah flight of Ukrainian Jews to the Holy Land, Yael tells of seeing a family’s dream come true.
Yael Eckstein and Gordon Robertson in a two part collage smiling.

Carrying On Our Fathers' Legacies of Faith

Yael Eckstein  |  February 8, 2023
This week, Yael speaks with Gordon Robertson about their faith journeys and carrying on important legacies started by their fathers.
Yael Eckstein in Israel with tree on Tu B'Shvat

Celebrating Tu B'Shvat

Yael Eckstein  |  February 2, 2023
Yael comes to us from the Holy Land of Israel to explain why the "New Year of the Trees" is celebrated in the dead of winter.
Rabbi Eckstein and Yael Eckstein bring joy to IDF soldiers, 2019

A Legacy of Joy

Yael Eckstein  |  February 2, 2023
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.
Yael Eckstein at Holocaust museum in Ukraine, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembering the Holocaust

Yael Eckstein  |  January 24, 2023
As we proclaim “Never Again,” let us remember that it’s our job to shine the light of God’s love and illuminate our world with justice.
Yael Eckstein with elderly Jewish woman in Ukraine, 2022

Warming Hearts in Ukraine

Yael Eckstein  |  January 18, 2023
Blessings from millions of Fellowship friends around the world show God's people in war-torn Ukraine that they're loved this winter.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Heschel praying together.

Our Shared Heritage of Seeking Justice

Yael Eckstein  |  January 11, 2023
A staunch supporter of the Jewish state and Jewish people, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw Christians and Jews as people of faith who are duty-bound to join together.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 40th Anniversary

A Fellowship Like Our World Has Never Seen

Yael Eckstein  |  January 5, 2023
As the new year dawns, we celebrate 40 years of ministry, and look ahead to the holy work we will do in the days and years to come.
Nourish Your Biblical Roots Podcast Episode 17: Rejoicing in 40 Years of Serving God and His People

Rejoicing in 40 Years of Serving God and His People

Yael Eckstein  |  January 5, 2023
Yael welcomes back to the podcast Bishop Paul Lanier for an inspiring conversation as we launch The Fellowship’s 40th Anniversary year.
Yael Eckstein and IFCJ provide extraordinary aid to Ukraine in 2022

Extraordinary Challenges, Extraordinary Faith

Yael Eckstein  |  December 14, 2022
My prayer is that we can help even more people in the new year. And as I look back on all we have achieved over the past year, I have faith that we will.
Yael Eckstein in Jerusalem in winter

It Was Winter

Yael Eckstein  |  December 7, 2022
Yael comes to us from the Holy Land with a biblical message for Hanukkah – a message of rededication, of rekindling, and of light.
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.

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