The Jerusalem Post has released its list of the world's 50 most influential Jewish people. We would like to congratulate Rabbi Eckstein for making the list, and for being "A bridge-builder for interfaith cooperation":
As founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein has emerged as one of the most influential Jews in several countries – especially Israel, the US and Ukraine.
The sandy Negev desert makes up more than half of Israel's land mass, but just because it's a desert, doesn't mean it's desolate. The Negev encompasses fascinating vistas, history and creativity:
Here we will zero in on the attractions of the eastern part of the desert: the narrow Arava Valley, stretching 180 kilometers (112 miles) from the Dead Sea down to Eilat, bordered on the west by the Negev highlands and on the east by the Edom Mountains of Jordan.
Name: Robert Wistrich
Life: April 7, 1945 – May 19, 2015
Known for: Wistrich was declared "the leading scholar in the field of anti-Semitism study" by The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism in 2011.
In the Holy Land, any construction project is likely to uncover an ancient artifact or significant historical discovery.