Yael’s Holy Land Reflections

Mother in a yellow jacket holding her child in front of an airplane.

Remember The Mothers Fleeing a War Zone This Mother’s Day

Yael Eckstein  |  May 6, 2022
This Mother’s Day, with the ongoing war in Ukraine, we are reminded how strong and brave mothers truly are — and it’s all the more reason to celebrate our mothers this Sunday.
Yael Eckstein, in Jerusalem, woman with flag of Israel

Ukraine Reminds Us Israel Is Essential

Yael Eckstein  |  May 4, 2022
As Israel celebrates her Independence Day, we are reminded by the ongoing war in Ukraine how necessary a Jewish state is for God's people.
Remembering Holocaust with view from gates of Kaufering, Dachau concentration camp

There’s More You Can Do for the Jewish People Than Just Remember

Yael Eckstein  |  April 27, 2022
Writing at The Washington Times, Yael finds inspiration on Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day - from those who've done everything to protect the Jewish people.
Splitting of the Red Sea, illustrating the Passover story

Stepping Out in Faith

Yael Eckstein  |  April 19, 2022
Yael shares a special Passover lesson that teaches us about overcoming obstacles, acting in faith, and seeing miracles in our own lives.
Passover seder

This Passover, Remember the Jewish Communities That Are Suffering

Yael Eckstein  |  April 14, 2022
Writing at Charisma News, Yael discusses the Passover prayers of Ukraine's Jews and how they are being answered.
Yael Eckstein eating with her family during Passover.

What Passover Teaches Us About Asking Questions

Yael Eckstein  |  April 14, 2022
Yael explains that by entering Passover with a spirit of curiosity, we are more open to learning, rediscovering, and recommitting to Him on our journey of faith.
Holocaust photo of entrance to Auschwitz

Why We Must Never Forget the Holocaust

Yael Eckstein  |  April 6, 2022
Yael talks to Elisha Wiesel - son of Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel - about bringing light to our dark world.
Yael smiling at the camera with Nesher Park behind her.

Fellowship Family Meeting: Helping Jews in the FSU

Yael Eckstein  |  March 30, 2022
Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein shares how your support is making an impact and helping thousands of Jews in Israel and the former Soviet Union.
Yael Eckstein and Dr. Steve Greene

Podcast: How IFCJ is Helping Ukrainians

Yael Eckstein  |  March 23, 2022
Yael talks to Christian leader Dr. Steve Greene about The Fellowship's holy work of helping refugees in war-torn Ukraine.
Jewish refugees in Ukraine remind us of need for heroes like Esther from biblical story of Purim

Modern Day Esthers

Yael Eckstein  |  March 16, 2022
As events in Ukraine break our hearts, the Jewish holiday of Purim reminds us that God acts through each of us to protect His children.
Jewish refugee child from flight from Ukraine to Israel, March 6, 2022

Our Friends in Ukraine Need Us

Yael Eckstein  |  March 10, 2022
While Yael is heartbroken over the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, she sees us coming together for good and prays for peace.
Yael Eckstein with child from March 6, 2022 Fellowship Freedom Flight from Ukraine

From Ukraine to Israel - Prophecy Fulfilled

Yael Eckstein  |  March 7, 2022
Yael comes to us from the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel to welcome home 100 orphans on a Freedom Flight from war-torn Ukraine.

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