The Fellowship will be providing Jerusalem with an Emergency Command Center vehicle that will assist the city during emergency situations that require immediate and coordinated responses, such as war, snowstorms, fires, and the current wave of terror attacks that have hit the city.
In response to this announcement, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said,
Rave reviews for Rabbi Eckstein’s recent biography, The Bridge Builder, continue to come in. Below is a portion of the latest one, in the Chicago Jewish Star.
An independent thinker and activist, Yechiel Eckstein, an Orthodox rabbi ordained by Yeshiva University in New York, crossed boundaries and broke taboos as he entered unknown, untested territory making common cause with Christian evangelicals in support of Israel and other Jewish causes, seeing himself as a bridge builder.
Rabbi Eckstein traveled to Ashdod, Israel, last week to launch this year’s High Holy Days program in Israel, which will feed almost 15,000 needy families and 14,000 soldiers, and provide clothing and school supplies to 10,000 children.
The High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) next week, and continue through Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) ten days later.