Rabbi Eckstein answers a question from a Fellowship friend who wants to know about his most rewarding experience since moving to Israel, an appropriate topic as we celebrate Israel Independence Day today.
Watch Rabbi Eckstein explain the Counting of the Omer, the Jewish practice of counting the 49 days between Passover - the Jews' physical liberation - and Shavuot - their spiritual freedom upon receiving God's Word.
Listen in as Rabbi Eckstein speaks to Christians in Brazil during his recent visit.
Ever wonder why Jews eat matzah at Passover? Listen in while Rabbi Eckstein explains the significance of this special food for this sacred holiday, which begins this Friday at sundown.
Rabbi Eckstein sent us a final message as he prepares to travel home from his Brazil tour:
I’m at the airport on my way home from Brazil to Israel for Passover, and I can’t help but reflect on the past three weeks.
Although I have done much traveling, I have never been away from home for three weeks in one place as I have been in Brazil. I believe the potential here in Brazil of reaching millions of Christians who will support Israel in all sorts of ways is tremendous!
We recently received another message from Rabbi Eckstein as he continues his tour of Brazil:
Over the past two weeks, I have made history speaking at over a dozen major churches in Brazil.
One of the largest churches I’ve spoken at – the Temple of Solomon in Sao Paulo – is built along the lines of the ancient Holy Temple that once stood in Jerusalem. The pastor there said he has never had anyone speak at his pulpit, not another Christian pastor, and certainly not a Jewish rabbi!
Rabbi Eckstein continues his tour of Brazil, where he’s speaking at churches, meeting with government officials, and launching a new Fellowship ministry.
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!”