Rabbi Eckstein is on his way to Moscow, Russia, to attend a Limmud Conference to support Russian-speaking Jews. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to gather at this conference, according to the Jerusalem Post:
Monday is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and we're pleased to share the story of a very special Holocaust survivor with you for this week's Israeli You Should Know:
Name: Eva Lavi
Family: Married with two children and three grandchildren
Why you should know her: Eva is the youngest Holocaust survivor from Oscar Schindler’s List
According to tradition, Jews are supposed to eat three meals during the course of Shabbat (Sabbath) – one on Friday and two on Saturday. The second meal on Saturday tends to be simple, as Shabbat is winding down. This chickpea salad is a great option for a quick, easy meal that’s healthy and tasty, too!
From an Ottoman mansion to a Christian commune to the Jerusalem landmark that it is today, the American Colony Hotel has a rich and varied history. Writing for The Times of Israel, Jessica Steinberg tells the building's story - as one of the Holy City's architectural treasures, as well as the place where a beloved Christian hymn was written - and reports on the unveiling of the hotel's archives:
On Friday, April 5, 2014, The Fellowship sponsored the second annual Go For A Run Happening in Haifa. Yael Eckstein led the event, which served as the official launch of The Fellowship’s Passover Food and Clothing Card campaign.
A non-competitive event, Go For A Run Happening united thousands of runners to support Israel’s needy. This year’s run had 7,000 participants: elite runners, weekend athletes, elderly, families with children, runners with their dogs, and soldiers.