Did you know that God’s commandment to “Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12) is the FIRST commandment tied to a promise? The New Testament quotes this verse and promises that it “may go well with you” and that you will have a “long life on the earth” (Ephesians 6:3).
In Judaism, it is taught that you don’t sit in your father’s chair. It’s a sign of respect and a physical way to follow God’s commandment to “honor your mother and father.” This biblical mandate for both Christians and Jews took on a new meaning for Yael Eckstein when she joined The Fellowship and her abba (father), Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, took on the role of mentor and boss.
For the last 15 years, Yael honored her father by sitting on the other side of his desk and chair, allowing his wisdom to shape her into the woman and leader she is today.
Now, because of your commitment to blessing Israel and her people, she is able to honor her father by sitting IN his chair and carrying on his legacy into the next 36 years, helping Christians and Jews fulfill their biblical mandate to bless Israel and her people. You further the mission that Rabbi Eckstein dedicated his life to and help countless Jewish people in great need.
“My father was a man of great faith. And each morning I pray that as I follow in his footsteps, continuing this incredible ministry that he left us all, I will remember one of his greatest lessons for me — to always depend on God to lead me, guide me, and give me the wisdom I need to do what’s right in His eyes.” -Yael Eckstein
The Fellowship is thankful for Rabbi Eckstein’s tremendous impact on the lives of millions around the world. We are also thankful for YOU as we continue blessing suffering Israelis and Jewish people in the Holy Land and around the world by providing them with food, clothing, medicine, and shelter. We can give them these essentials because of you.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we would like to offer you Rabbi Eckstein’s lessons about the men of faith in the Bible. Request your complimentary download of A Man of Faith: Reflections on Godly Leadership from the Ancient Shepherds of Israel today. Each reflection includes a challenge for today’s man on growing as a man of faith.