Today we received this message from Rabbi Eckstein, who continues his travels through Brazil to expand The Fellowship’s outreach there:
Rabbi Eckstein continued his tour of Brazil today and met with the Vice President of Brazil and head of the Christian Party. Both leaders offered to help The Fellowship in any way they can!
We are proud and excited to be spreading our mission to Christians in Brazil who want to bless Israel and the Jewish people!
As Israelis head to the polls tomorrow, Rabbi Eckstein offers some godly perspective:
The British writer Charles Moore once described Israel as “a noisy democracy.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underscored this same point – what he called the “rambunctious” nature of Israeli politics – when he addressed the U.S. Congress in 2011: “You think you’re tough…on one another here in Congress?” he chided, good-naturedly. “Come spend a day in the Knesset [Israel’s parliament]. Be my guest!”
Rabbi Eckstein offers his greeetings while traveling in Brazil:
Shalom, friends, from Brazil! The Fellowship is launching a new ministry here, and I am speaking at major churches, including the main Assemblies of God Church in Rio de Janeiro. Already, thousands of Christians are responding to our call to stand with Israel.
Last week, Rabbi Eckstein addressed a group of The Fellowship’s donors and board members in Florida. Watch him speak about the concerns that Israel and America share in today’s world.
Earlier this week, Jews around the world celebrated Purim, the most joyful holiday in the Jewish year. In this video, Rabbi Eckstein reads from the book of Esther - which tells the story of God's deliverance which Purim commemorates - and explains why this holiday is so important.
Dear Friend of Israel,
On the occasion of The Fellowship’s historic aliyah flight from Ukraine, I was privileged to say to a planeload of more than 200 Ukrainian Jewish refugees, “Shalom, and welcome to Israel. ‘This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it’” (Psalm 118:24). It's written in Psalm 126:1: “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed.” It was indeed like a dream, and very exciting to be there on this occasion.
Rabbi Eckstein was given a warm welcome by the Jewish community in Kiev, Ukraine, in preparation for The Fellowship’s aliyah Freedom Flight to Israel on December 22nd. What better occasion to sing "Hava Nagila" and "Am Israel Chai"?
The Fellowship House in Kiryat Yam, Israel, provides after-school activities, tutoring, and a sports field for children from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia. Without the Fellowship House, these children would have no organized activities to keep them off the streets at the end of Israel’s school day.
On Monday, October 27, The Fellowship paired the Adopt-a-Battalion program, which The Fellowship has supported for years, with Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, also a recipient of much Fellowship aid in previous years. Rabbi Eckstein and soldiers from the 13th Battalion in the Golani Infantry Brigade came to work at Soroka.